University of Idaho

University of Idaho Admissions and General School Information

The University of Idaho is nestled in the Palouse hills of Moscow, Idaho. The university has ten colleges and five campuses that offer bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.

General Information about University of Idaho

Founded in 1889 as Idaho's land-grant college, the University of Idaho comprises five Idaho campus locations in Moscow, Coeur d'Alene, Boise, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls, with the main campus in Moscow. Each location offers academic programs for attaining professional certificates, bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees. Some campuses offer flexible class schedules. The Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities accredits the University of Idaho.

The UI mascot is the Vandals. Students from all 50 U.S. states and 77 countries attend University of Idaho. More than 200 student clubs and organizations provide campus life activities.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Prospective students entering the University of Idaho for the first time must show proof of a high school diploma and satisfactory performance on the SAT or ACT exam. Transfer students must show evidence of a minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA). However, some UI colleges require a higher GPA. Each graduate degree program has individual admission requirements.

University of Idaho's Colleges and Schools

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

At the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, students learn how agriculture plays an important role in the region by examining the production and consumption of agricultural products and services. Majors offered at the college include agriculture economics, water and waste management, agricultural production management and agricultural engineering.

College of Business and Economics

Understanding the principles and foundations of business, finance and the economy is one of the priorities for students at the College of Business and Economics. Students also build a foundation of business knowledge and fine tune management, technical and operational skills while studying at the college. Popular majors in the College of Business and Economics include accounting, business economics, production and operations management and marketing.

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering has six degree programs for students to study a specialized area in engineering. Civil engineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering and mechanical engineering are all popular degree programs at the college.

College of Natural Resources

The College of Natural Resources acts as a research entity. An experimental forest allows students to see forestry management practices in action and apply classroom learning in watershed and wildlife management. A wilderness field station lets students learn from the continental U.S.'s largest block of pristine wilderness. The college also possesses one of largest genetic laboratories in the nation. Candidates for degrees from the College of Natural Resources study ecology management and resource conservation for fish, wildlife, rangeland and forests.

College of Art and Architecture

The College of Art and Architecture invites students to participate in a realistic professional studio atmosphere, as well as sustainable architecture research. With degree programs such as art education, virtual technology and design and landscape architecture, students learn how to collaborate and prepare for a career in the arts.

College of Education

Educators who graduate from the College of Education at the University of Idaho learn to foster development of their students' minds and bodies. Students at the College of Education gain a foundation in their educational content areas. Students in teacher education programs such as elementary or secondary education may also obtain real-world experience through student teaching.

College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

As University of Idaho's largest academic college, the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences boasts 26 degree programs. Some of the degree programs include English, history, political science and musical theater.

College of Science

The College of Science offers traditional academic programs in math and science. Majors such as chemistry, biology and physics are housed at the college, with world-class labs and learning facilities for students to explore their disciplines.

College of Graduate Studies

Graduate students can choose from academic programs in neuroscience, sustainable community development, computational biology, water resources and environmental science through the College of Graduate Studies. The college provides research opportunities for graduate students in each of the five science-based fields. The College of Graduate Studies houses Idaho's largest library with 2.5 million resource items.

College of Law

The College of Law awards the Juris Doctor (J.D.) as Idaho's only law school. Approximately 300 law degree candidates can choose specializations in environmental law, business and entrepreneurial law or mediation.

School Contact Information

  • Address: 709 South Deakin Avenue, Moscow, ID 83843
  • Phone Number: (888) 884-3246