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Colleges / University of Idaho

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate81%
Acceptance Rate81%

About University of Idaho

University of Idaho Overview

University of Idaho is a public, state school in a small town setting in Moscow, Idaho. University of Idaho was founded in 1889 and the school currently enrolls around 11,303 students a year, including 8,631 undergrad students. University of Idaho ensures on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at University of Idaho!

Are you interested in music or performing? At University of Idaho you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? University of Idaho students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? University of Idaho has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? University of Idaho has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of Idaho on the Student Life page.

2022 University of Idaho Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 81%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 64%
In-State Tuition $8,396
Out-of-State $27,632
Percent of Need Met 79.6%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $13,362

Is University of Idaho a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer view of what University of Idaho offers and if the school might be the right college for you.

University of Idaho Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Idaho. The acceptance rate at University of Idaho is 81%. Out of 9,814 applications received in 2022, 7,987 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Idaho

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 75% of students who start at University of Idaho return for their second year of college. 59% of University of Idaho undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for University of Idaho Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from University of Idaho by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with University of Idaho directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

University of Idaho's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of Idaho's endowment was $373.8 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $7,661 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Idaho

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

University of Idaho meets 79.6% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend University of Idaho full-time are awarded $13,362 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $22,972 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Idaho.

Based on this information, does University of Idaho seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is University of Idaho a good school for you?

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Where is University of Idaho Located?

University of Idaho is located in the small town setting of Moscow, Idaho.

If you want to see University of Idaho for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 95 to Moscow, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Pullman-Moscow Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Idaho and Moscow are like without leaving home.

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College Info

875 Perimeter Drive Moscow, ID 83844-2282

Campus Setting: Small Town

University of Idaho Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Idaho is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Idaho is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Idaho ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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University of Idaho SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1210


Math SAT Range

490 - 600


Reading SAT Range

500 - 620

University of Idaho Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Idaho is like? There are approximately 11,303 students enrolled at University of Idaho, including 8,631 undergraduate students and 2,672 graduate students. 74% percent of students attend school full-time, 72% percent are from ID and 28% percent of students are from other states.


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