U.S. News and World Report Ranks U of I Top 50 Best Value
U of I Third Among Nation’s Public Colleges - No. 1 in West
The University of Idaho rose to Top 50 of U.S. News and World Report Best Value colleges this fall, placing the state’s land-grant institution at No. 37, above all other national universities in the West and third among all public colleges and universities in the nation.
The “Best Value” rankings compare overall quality of the institution related to its price and any need-based aid or discounts given. The only public schools ranked ahead of U of I are the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and University of Virginia. The top 50 Best Value colleges list contains 46 private institutions.
U of I is also improved its ranking as a top 100 public university – moving up 6 slots to 83 for 2021 – and is featured on several specialty lists released by the country’s premier ranking organization, including “A+ Schools for B Students” and “Best Colleges for Veterans.”
U of I 2021 Rankings
- Best Value School: 37 (79 in 2020)
- Public University: 83 (89 in 2020)
- National University: 170 (179 in 2020)
U.S. News rankings compare U of I with other national universities, schools that offer a full range of undergraduate majors, master's degrees and doctorate programs.
U of I Specialty Rankings
- A+ Schools for B Students
- Best Colleges for Veterans
- Top Performers on Social Mobility
- Undergraduate Business Programs
- Undergraduate Computer Science Programs
- Undergraduate Engineering Programs (Doctorate-Granting Institutions
The full U.S. News and World Report rankings and methodology are available on the magazine’s Best Colleges website.
Third among all public colleges and universities in the nation.