Student Union Building
PO Box 444264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
1031 N. Academic Way,
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
The University of Idaho freshman earned a 3.99 GPA in high school and scored in the 100th percentile nationwide on her ACTs. She placed in two events at the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in 2007 and 2008, and she is already actively involved with the University Honors Program at the University of Idaho.
Even more impressive, Brookhart garnered a more prestigious national recognition; the Idaho Falls native was selected as a National Merit Scholar, an honor only 8,200 high school students – or the top one percent – across the country can claim.
Brookhart's academic credentials and participation in extracurricular activities solidified her National Merit Scholar status.
There’s a lot to consider before selecting a college or university. National Merit Scholars can choose to attend just about any higher education institution. So when 58 of those top scholars select the University of Idaho, along with nine National Merit Finalists, it speaks highly about what the institution has to offer in terms of quality, distinctiveness and long-term benefits.
When the time came to choose a university, Emily took a week to tour multiple college campuses. One look at the University of Idaho and she knew it was the place for her.
“The University of Idaho was the last school I visited. When I arrived on campus, it just felt like coming home,” says Brookhart. “The campus and the people got me hooked.”
“Students of high academic quality continue to choose the University of Idaho,” says Jeanne Christiansen, vice provost for academic affairs. “Beyond the beautiful residential campus, we have an atmosphere of excellence in learning that encourages intellectual growth, and that is attractive to prospective and current students.”
Now that she has settled into the college life, Brookhart is excited to explore the diverse opportunities the University of Idaho has to offer. She plans to participate in the many clubs and activities sponsored by the school, while continuing to focus on her rigorous academic schedule studying English with an emphasis in literature.
“I’m simply excited every time I attend class. The curriculum is forcing me to pull knowledge and skills from multiple different departments and requiring me to do something fun with it,” she says.
“I am quite impressed with the University. The resources available to me are astounding, and my classes are fascinating,” says Brookhart. “My professors encourage contact and I believe my largest class this semester has roughly 40 students in it.”
"The University of Idaho is nationally competitive in its level of academic programs and quality of faculty," says Christiansen. "Emily exemplifies our student body's keen focus on outcomes and the lifelong pursuit of excellence. The University's diverse opportunities to be engaged and involved academically, socially and culturally will allow her to continue expanding intellectual boundaries, throughout her academic experience and throughout life."