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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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Learn about the many reasons the University of Idaho could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule Your Visit

Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation

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

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Financial Aid

U of I awards over $30 million in scholarships and waivers annually - More than any other Idaho public institution. Explore all the ways U of I makes a quality college education more affordable.

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Social Life

With 120+ student clubs and organizations, U of I has something for everyone to get involved in, make memories and have fun. Explore all the ways you can get the most out of your college experience.

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  • One of America's Best Value Colleges

    — Forbes

  • Ranked in the Top 8% Best Colleges in the Nation

    — The Princeton Review

  • Among the Top National Universities

    — Washington Monthly

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Academic Excellence

  • Ranked “Best College in Idaho” – CBS News and Money magazine
  • High, third-party rankings – U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, the Princeton Review and others
  • 94 unique majors and areas of study from Business to Social Sciences and Fine Arts


  • Over $111.5 million in research expenditures
  • Student opportunities and hands-on learning in everything from creative arts to hard sciences
  • Two-thirds of undergraduates participate in research projects
  • Idaho’s largest research university, our research enterprise is unmatched in the state in breadth and depth


  • Ranked “Most Beautiful Campus in Idaho” – Travel and Leisure, MSN and Buzzfeed
  • “Most Beautiful Library in Idaho” - BookHub
  • Historic, ivy-clad buildings intermixed with modern facilities
  • Far enough away, but close enough to home – within a day's drive of most of the Inland Northwest


  • Top 50 Best Value College – 2021 U.S News & World Report
  • Ranked one of the “Best Colleges for Your Money” – Money magazine and Forbes
  • Over $25 million in scholarships and waivers awarded annually
  • One of America's Best Value Colleges (based on academic excellence, affordability and career outcomes for graduates) – The Princeton Review


  • More than 260 clubs and activities
  • 16 Division I Athletic Teams
  • Built-in, lifelong network of alumni in locations around the world
  • “One of the best recreation centers in the nation” – Campus Rec magazine


  • 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