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University of Idaho Admissions Counselor AJ Valoff

AJ Valoff

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Phone: 208-885-6163
AJ Valoff
Undergraduate Admissions
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4253
Moscow ID 83844-4253
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  • Central Idaho (Plummer to McCall)
  • Washington-Idaho Border
  • Alaska
  • Midwest and Eastern United States


  • Bachelors of Science in Physical Education with an emphasis in Sports Science, University of Idaho


Lake Stevens, Washington


Why did YOU choose the University of Idaho?
I fell in love with the atmosphere when I came to visit; it just felt right to me. It’s the perfect mix of the things you get at both a smaller university and a larger university. You have the resources, facilities, staff, student activities and majors that you find at larger universities. But you also get the sense of community and residential feel you get at a smaller university. The moment I stepped on campus I knew that this is where I wanted to be and where I could be successful as a student.

Favorite campus activity:
Playing intramurals as a student and now as an alum. I could give you the cliché “you get to have fun with friends, make new friends, and be physically active……” but the honest reason I love intramurals is because you play for the all-important Intramural Champion T-shirt. You get a lot of free t-shirts in college, but winning a shirt that so many people want is a pretty cool feeling.

Plus the Outdoor Program at the Student Rec Center has basically any type of outdoor equipment you will ever need to take advantage of the outdoors activities around Moscow. They plan a variety of trips throughout the year and are always looking to plan more. Moscow is in such a diverse outdoor region, and the Outdoor Program makes it possible to experience everything.

Advice for your students:
Make your college decision your own. You are always going to have outside influences trying to tell you where you should go and why you need to go there. Ultimately you are the one making the decision and you know what is important and why it’s important. College is a big decision and you need to be happy with your choice in order to be successful and maximize your experience.