Message from the President:
Welcome to the University of Idaho! We are pleased that you have joined - or are considering joining - our global academic community. We currently have more than 600 international students from 80 countries, pursuing more than 150 majors in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs. Our students comprise an international "family" living and studying in a safe, clean and friendly "college town" filled with people who are interested in their neighbors and classmates, whatever their background.
The University of Idaho - a national land-grant, comprehensive university that is the constitutionally recognized founding university of the Idaho higher education system - has been preparing future leaders for nearly I25 years. We do this by offering a world-class education at an affordable cost. We are recognized for delivering one of the best educational investments available in America. For example, Forbes magazine recently named us among the top 25 "best value" universities in the nation.
I expect you to benefit greatly from your University of Idaho experience. I also hope that our other students, as well as staff and faculty, will benefit from your presence. So, would you please do me a favor? When you start your studies at the University of ldaho, make an effort to get acquainted personally with people around you - in the classroom, in the library and research facilities, and in the campus housing or neighborhood where you live. We all have much to share and learn from each other.
I warmly invite you to review the information on this website. My university colleagues and I are excited to share our beautiful campus, outstanding faculty, and friendly community with you! And, when you are here, I look forward to meeting you and shaking your hand.