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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

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Number one best value public University in the West –U.S. News and World Report

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One of America's

Best Value


— Forbes

Ranked in the

Top 8%

Best Colleges in the Nation

— The Princeton Review

Among the


National Universities

— Washington Monthly

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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 impact real change in our state.

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
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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