About the University
Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho was the first public university in the state of Idaho. It is Idaho's only land-grant institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year. The University of Idaho is classified by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation as high research activity and U.S. News & World Report ranks UI as 85th among the nation's best public universities. The student population of 12,000 includes 735 international students from more than 70 countries. Students select from more than 130 degree options in the colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Art and Architecture; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Law; Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; Natural Resources; and Science. The university combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities and focuses on helping students to succeed and become leaders.