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Fall 2022 Freshman Class is the Largest in Recorded History, up 17.8 Percent

The freshman class entering University of Idaho this fall is the largest in recorded history of the university — up 17.8% — and contributes to an overall 1.8% total increase.  

Overall student enrollment at U of I for Fall 2022 is 11,507 students, up from Fall 2021 enrollment of 11,303 students. The increase is in several categories: first-year students, first-year Law and overall undergraduate. 

“Students and their families understand that we offer nationally competitive programs at an Idaho price,” said U of I President Scott Green. “The experiences our students have at our destination campus are impactful, meaningful and relevant.” 


Increase in overall non-resident undergraduate enrollment


Increase in WUE


Increase in New Idaho resident first-year enrollment


Increase in international undergraduate enrollment


Increase in first-year student undergrad

First-year student undergraduate enrollment is 1,951, up 17.8% over enrollment of 1,656 in Fall 2021 and is the largest freshman class in the recorded history of University of Idaho. New Idaho resident first-year enrollment is up 9.8%  

The WUE program provides a tuition discount to students outside Idaho and includes all 16 Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) states. Total WUE students in Fall 2022 increased 20% to 1,698, up from 1,415 in 2021. Overall non-resident undergraduate enrollment (including non-WUE students) is up 15.3% or 321 students.

Graduate student enrollment is 1,956, up 0.6% this fall from 1,945 students in Fall 2021.

Meet the Incoming Class

Averee Silva

As part of the largest incoming U of I class in history, Averee Silva graduated from Jerome High School and plans to major in pre-veterinary science. “I want a career in agriculture because when I was going out to work with my dad, I was able to see how he truly loves his cows and how the dairymen really, truly do care for their cows. I want to be an advocate and an educator for the next generation for the dairy industry.” Read more. 

U of I No. 1 Public School in the West Four Years Running

U.S. News and World Report, Best Value Schools 2024

University of Idaho is the Best Value Public School in the West — a U.S. News & World Report ranking it earned in 2021, 2022, 2023 and again in 2024. 

The Best Value rankings compare overall quality of the institution related to its price and any need-based aid or discounts given. U of I ranks in the top 6% of all public universities on the Top Public School list.

Ranking for US News

  • National Universities #185
  • Top Public Schools - National Universities #101
  • Best Value - National Universities #23
  • Social Mobility - National Universities #134
  • Best Undergraduate Engineering #150
  • Best Undergraduate Business #164
  • Best Undergraduate Computer Science #158

Global Rankings

  • #920 in Best Global Universities
  • #431 in Computer Science
  • #705 in Engineering (tie)
  • #351 in Environment/Ecology (tie)
  • #347 in Geosciences
  • #282 in Plant and Animal Science

Graduate School Rankings

  • Best Education Schools #58
  • Best Engineering Schools (#183 – 202) for Biological / Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical / Electronic / Communications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering
  • Best in Law Schools #141 and #61 in Environmental Law (tie)
  • Best Fine Arts Programs #171 (tie)
  • #100 in Biological Sciences (tie)
  • #161 in Chemistry (tie)
  • #171 in Computer Science (tie)
  • #83 in Earth Sciences (tie)
  • #173 in Mathematics (tie) 
  • #136 in Physics (tie) 
  • #46 in Rehabilitation Counseling (tie)

Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119