In their rating of college towns, Men’s Journal named Moscow as one of the nation’s five best places to live.



Office of Admissions
Phone: 208-885-6163
Toll free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: 208-885-4477
Bruce M. Pitman Center
P.O. Box 444253
Moscow, ID 83844-4253

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Coeur d'Alene
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1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Idaho Falls
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1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 838402

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Moscow & the Palouse

The University of Idaho was ranked top 8 in the nation for Best College Towns by From the outdoor environment of mountains, forests and rivers to an active community of coffee shops and events hosted by the university, Moscow is full of amazing opportunities. 

An Outdoor Enthusiast's Dream

We're ranked in the top 30 in the nation as a "great university to hit the books and backcountry" by Outside magazine. Living and learning in Moscow will put you just minutes from opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, biking, climbing, camping and more.

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A Commitment to the Arts

The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, which received the 2007 National Medal of Arts, brings some of the world’s best jazz artists, along with 20,000 visitors each year. The Moscow ARTWALK, Fresh Aire Concert Series and Third Street Gallery are just another few examples of why Moscow is recognized for its dedication to the arts.

A Natural Environment Like No Other

Settled between Moscow Mountain and the rolling hills of the Palouse, Moscow's natural surroundings provide an international hub for environmental, ecological and agricultural research.

Students in the College of Natural Resources and College of Science, among others, regularly get out and explore the natural world beyond the classroom through field trips.

A Tight-Knit Community

The Renaissance Fair, a downtown Moscow favorite, celebrates the arrival of spring with artists, crafters, live music and international foods. Each year, members of the Moscow community come together at the Latah County Fair. The city's nearly two dozen parks provide space to enjoy the outdoors within a small town setting.