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Colleges / University of Idaho

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID 4-Year Public

About University of Idaho

University of Idaho is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Moscow, ID

Founded in 1889, the institution currently enrolls around 10,791 students a year, including 8,366 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $285,594,215. The school spends $8,394 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About University of Idaho

Acceptance rate: 74%

Average GPA: 3.44

Mean ACT score: 23

Mean SAT score: 1106

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

University of Idaho Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Idaho. University of Idaho accepts around 74 percent of applicants each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.44 out of 4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 1106 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 23.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is University of Idaho a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Idaho, around 77 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,554 students who started at University of Idaho as first-time freshman, 577 graduate within four years.

Around 59 percent of students who started at University of Idaho earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $22,972 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of Idaho sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is University of Idaho a good school for YOU?

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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 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


20 to 27


20 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Idaho is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Idaho. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Idaho SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1220


Math SAT Range

500 - 610


Reading SAT Range

510 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1220 and Above


1010 to 1220


1010 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Idaho students is 1115. Applicants with SAT scores of 1220 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Idaho, while applicants with SAT scores between 1010 to 1220 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1010 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Idaho.

University of Idaho Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Idaho is like? There are approximately 11,926 students enrolled at University of Idaho, including 9,392 undergraduate students and 2,534 graduate students. 72% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from ID and 23% percent of students are from other states.


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Part Time


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