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New Student Orientation

Find your way around campus, make new friends and learn about the many opportunities at UI Aug. 20-23. Learn More

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Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation

Parents are partners in the educational process. Help your student succeed this fall. Learn More

Breakthroughs happen at the University of Idaho

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My Breakthrough Moment

“This town makes you feel like home. The people, the university, the culture, the community, it’s just amazing.”
— Aziz Almuaquel, ’18
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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My Breakthrough Moment

“U of I has been a huge part of who I am – and has really supported my journey.”
— Kelly Dopke, ’19
Arcadia, California

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My Breakthrough Moment

“The most exciting moment I've experienced has been working with Baxter, our 300-pound robot.”
— Amanda Ward
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

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My Breakthrough Moment

“Be open to anything. If you want to do something, the University of Idaho has got it.”
— Michael Ryan, ’18
Estes Park, Colorado

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Top 100

public university

— U.S. News & World Report

One of America's

Best Value College

(based on academic excellence, affordability and career outcomes for graduates)

— The Princeton Review

Among the


National Universities

— Washington Monthly

At the University of Idaho, you're a part of a community of explorers — pursuing knowledge that matters, setting yourself up for future success and creating the memories that last a lifetime. Whether it takes place on our Moscow campus or at one of our education and research facilities located across the state, your research and creativity impacts real change in our state.

Top professors with world-renowned expertise

Academic Excellence

  • Learn from top professors with world-renowned expertise – 16:1 student-faculty ratio
  • Ranked “Best College in Idaho” – CBSNews and Money magazine
  • High, third-party rankings – U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, the Princeton Review, and others
More hands-on research than any other public idaho institution


  • Over $111.6 million in research expenditures in 2018
  • Student opportunities and hands-on learning in everything from creative arts to hard sciences
  • Two-thirds of undergraduates participate in research projects
Historic Ivy-clad buildings and modern facilities


  • Ranked “Most Beautiful Campus in Idaho” – Travel and Leisure, MSN and Buzzfeed
  • “One of the best recreation centers in the nation” – Campus Rec magazine
  • A walkable and integrated campus layout
  • Historic, ivy-clad buildings intermixed with modern facilities
Ranked one of “America's Best Value Colleges”


  • Ranked one of the “Best Colleges for Your Money” – Money magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and Princeton Review
  • Ranks No. 1 among Idaho public colleges for salary potential
  • $30 million in scholarships annually
Worldwide network of
proud vandal alumni


  • More than 260 clubs and activities
  • 16 Division I Athletic Teams
  • Built-in, lifelong network of alumni in locations around the world
Easy to walk from class to downtown hangouts


  • Safe, walkable and student-oriented, and located in one of the “Most Beautiful Places in America” – JetSetter
  • Moscow is one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S. – Livability
  • The Best College Town in Idaho – CollegeSnacks