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

U of I Second Among Nation’s Public Colleges

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. The only public school ranked higher on the national list is North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

U of I ranks in the top 6% of all public universities on the Top Public School list.

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

  • National Universities
  • Top Public Schools
  • Top Performers on Social Mobility
  • Best Undergraduate in Business
  • Best Undergraduate in Engineering
Second among all public colleges and universities in the nation.


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