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University of Idaho is a public institution situated in Moscow, Idaho. The surrounding location of Moscow is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

96 Undergraduate Degrees
153 Graduate Degrees
$31,835 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
73% Acceptance Rate

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University of Idaho Rankings

U of I is ranked #1 out of 3 schools in Idaho.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Where Is University of Idaho?

Location of University of Idaho

Contact details for U of I are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 875 Perimeter Drive Ms 2282, Moscow, ID 83844-2282
Phone: 888-884-3246

How Do I Get Into U of I?

You can apply to U of I online at:

Admission Requirements for U of I

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into U of I?

73% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
98% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Idaho is 73%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.

Average Test Scores

About 98% of students accepted to U of I submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 500 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Idaho  ( 510 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Idaho  ( 500 to 610 )
U of I received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 26. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of Idaho  ( 19 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Idaho  ( 19 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Idaho  ( 20 to 26 )

Can I Afford University of Idaho?

$31,835 Net Price
52% Take Out Loans
5.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of U of I is $31,835. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At U of I, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $5,731 a year. That adds up to $22,924 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U of I is 5.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Idaho Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,749 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,392 undergraduate students at U of I, with 6,749 being full-time and 2,643 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  U of I

There are also 2,534 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,749 full-time undergraduates at U of I, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  U of I

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Idaho students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of U of I Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 101
Black or African American 82
Hispanic or Latino 749
White 5,072
International Students 278
Other Races/Ethnicities 467

Geographic Diversity

Idaho students aren't the only ones who study at University of Idaho. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 74 countries are represented at U of I. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Nepal.

Online Learning at University of Idaho

1,004 Took All Classes Online
3,755 Took At Least One Class Online
2.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at U of I. In 2017-2018, 3,755 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at U of I has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 6th most popular in Idaho for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of U of I

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Idaho was 2.5%. This is the #1,366 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at U of I regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of U of I majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Curriculum & Instruction 11%
Curriculum & Instruction 11%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at U of I ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at U of I.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Environmental Education #1
Adult & Continuing Education #22
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching #33
General Special Education #112
Curriculum & Instruction #115
Curriculum & Instruction #115
Special Education #167
Teacher Education Subject Specific #173
General Educational Leadership & Administration #177
Educational Administration #220
Teacher Education Grade Specific #242

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Idaho Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 22 28 0 50
Elementary Education 37 0 0 0 37
Secondary Education 37 0 0 0 37
Adult & Continuing Education 0 0 25 0 25
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 19 0 19
Environmental Education 0 1 16 0 17
General Education 0 0 0 15 15
Agricultural Teacher Education 9 0 3 0 12
Technical Teacher Education 1 0 8 0 9
Music Education 7 0 0 0 7
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 0 6 0 6
General Special Education 0 0 5 0 5
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0 0 5 0 5
English & Language Arts Education 4 0 0 0 4
Family & Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 1 0 0 0 1
Multicultural Education 0 0 0 0 0
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 0 0 0 0
Art Education 0 0 0 0 0
Health Education 0 0 0 0 0
Technology Education 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 96 23 115 15 249


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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