Office of Admissions
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Fax: 208-885-4477
Bruce M. Pitman Center
P.O. Box 444253
Moscow, ID 83844-4253


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322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

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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Introducing the Vandals

Connect to the community.

At Idaho, you are part of a close-knit community of world-class faculty, dedicated staff, high-achieving students and leading alumni who are connected by a deep loyalty to the university, a strong commitment to excellence in everything we do, and a genuine concern for your success. Because when you’re a Vandal, you’re a Vandal for life.


Our students are among some of the top in the nation. Check out this year's freshman class profile to learn more.


Our more than 95,000 alumni are scattered around the world. They are leaders in business, public service, the sciences, the arts and more, using their Idaho education to do great things that are advancing their organizations, their professional fields, and their communities.
  • General James F. Amos ’70 (business and finance) is 35th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps.
  • Kristin Armstrong ’95 (sports physiology) won a gold medal in cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
  • Rabiou Manzo ’03 (animal science) was recognized with the Sarlo Foundation Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award for his service to refugees in Boise.
  • James A. McClure ’50 (law) served as a U.S. representative from 1967 to 1972 and as a U.S. senator from 1973 to 1990.
  • Sarah Palin ’87 (journalism) served as Alaska’s youngest governor, was a former candidate for U.S. vice president, and is a best-selling author.
  • Sharon Allen ’73 (business) served as Deloitte’s chairman of the board from 2003-2011.
  • Frank Shrontz ’54 (law) is former CEO of Boeing.
  • Al Myers ’69 ’71 (engineering) was recognized nationally with an award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) for his role in the development of the B-2 stealth bomber.


Our approximately 850 faculty members are among the best in their fields, and they are dedicated to helping you realize your best, too. They are award-winning scholars who are recognized nationally and internationally for their research, creative works and teaching.
  • Geology Professor Mickey Gunter was honored by the International Mineralogical Association as the namesake for the newly discovered mineral, Gunterite.
  • Eric Wolbrecht, mechanical engineering assistant professor, is developing a robotic hand to help victims of stroke regain mobility.
  • Conservation professor Gary Machlis is the first-ever science adviser to the director of the National Park Service (NPS).
  • Paul Joyce, Holly Wichman and Craig Miller, all faculty in the College of Science, are studying the evolution of viruses, such as HIV and H1N1.
  • Nutrition experts, Laurel Branen and Janice Fletcher, are studying the perceptions of parents and childcare providers in an effort to address childhood obesity.
  • Entomologist Sanford Eigenbrode and his research team received a five-year, $20 million USDA award to study climate change in the Pacific Northwest.
  • English Professor Kim Barnes is the author of two memoirs and two novels, including A Country Called Home, winner of the 2009 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Fiction and named a best book of 2008 by The Washington Post.