University Of Idaho

University Of Idaho

University of Idaho, also referred to as UI or "U of I", is the oldest public university located in the city of Moscow in Latah County, USA. It was established in 1889 and now offers admission to over 10,000 students every year. The school offers majors in architecture and planning, engineering, and conservation and resource management.

University of Idaho's sports teams are nicknamed the Vandals. The official mascot of the UI sports team is Joe Vandal. The school offers sports programs in track and field, basketball, baseball, and football. The indoor stadium of the school, referred to as the "Kibbie Dome", earned the Outstanding Structural Engineering Achievement award from the ASCE in 1976.

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Contacting University of Idaho

University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow , ID 83844-2282
General Phone: (888) 884-3246

University of Idaho Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching428education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, adult education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, agricultural teaching, ...
Liberal Arts314American studies, Latin American studies, foreign language and literature, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, creative writing, technical and business writing, general studies, ...
Business and Management257operations management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, MIS, marketing
Engineering250bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, water resources engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, ...
Conservation and Resource Management191environmental science, natural resources management, land use planning, fisheries sciences, forest sciences, forest management, wood science, wildlife management
Science143biology, molecular biology, microbiology, zoology, entomology, animal physiology, bioinformatics, conservation biology, chemistry, ...
Media137communication studies, journalism, radio and television, public relations, advertising, animation and special effects
Architecture and Planning133architecture, landscape architecture
Therapy and Counseling130psychology, school psychology
Family and Social Work75family resource management, food and nutrition, family studies, public administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy71parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Mathematics56mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Computer Science and Engineering39computer science, computer engineering
Agricultural Science and Management38agriculture, agricultural management, agricultural economics, agricultural mechanization, food science
Landscaping and Horticulture29plant sciences, agronomy, range management, soil science
Animal Science and Care26animal husbandry, animal science
Security and Law Enforcement26criminal justice and safety
Music22music, music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition, voice
Drama and Performing Arts21dance, drama
Fine Arts21fine arts
Religion and Philosophy18philosophy
Construction Trades17apparel and textiles
Design16interior design
Art Studies13art studies
Medicine3veterinary sciences
Office and Administration2administrative assistant

Number of programs and degrees for University of Idaho in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,782101
Master's degree56058
Doctor's degree8820
Post-master's certificate465
First-professional degree1021

University of Idaho Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Idaho had a total enrollment of 11,636 students (10,555 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 37%
Women 32%
Full-Time 68%
Part-Time 32%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 66%
Graduate 32%
First Professional 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 1%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 24%
20-21 25%
22-24 19%
25-29 12%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

University of Idaho Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 79 %
Part-Time 44 %

University of Idaho Room and Board (2007)

University of Idaho offers campus housing for 1,950 of its 10,555 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Moscow, Idaho for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Idaho Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Idaho Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480600
SAT Math490610
SAT Writing460570
ACT Verbal1926
ACT Math1926
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT57%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT66%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Idaho Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,632
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,712
Room and board $ 6,762
Books and supplies $ 1,474
Other expenses $ 4,502

Financial Aid:
University of Idaho participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 162600)

University of Idaho Faculty

University of Idaho has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track11376
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4955

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year52$109,5387$115,104
Associate professorcalendar year13$80,4296$86,602
Assistant professorcalendar year9$71,9459$65,932
Instructorcalendar year2*0*
Lecturercalendar year0*1*
No academic rankcalendar year3$108,7264$61,511
All faculty totalcalendar year79$99,59427$82,086

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year113$90,56028$85,464
Associate professoracademic year95$71,24141$67,900
Assistant professoracademic year86$60,47748$57,239
Instructoracademic year15$46,27919$45,370
Lectureracademic year3$30,8748$37,476
No academic rankacademic year12$47,81117$44,304
All faculty totalacademic year324$72,724161$61,114

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Idaho Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Western Athletic Conference
Basketball Western Athletic Conference
Track Western Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports196786

University of Idaho Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agriculture, General
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
Forest Sciences and Biology
Land Use Planning and Management/Development
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technical Teacher Education
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Water Resources Engineering

Family And Social Work
Family Resource Management Studies, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Plant Sciences, General
Range Science and Management
Soil Science and Agronomy, General

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical and Business Writing

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)

Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Voice and Opera

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Religion And Philosophy

Animal Physiology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Conservation Biology
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Physics, General
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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What Sets University of Idaho Apart:

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% of degrees in conservation and resource management
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Number of students
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Top 6%University of Idaho Number of students
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 10%University of Idaho Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%University of Idaho % students on athletic fin. aid
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 11%University of Idaho Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in drama and performing arts
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%University of Idaho % of degrees in drama and performing arts
% of degrees in architecture and planning
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%University of Idaho % of degrees in architecture and planning
% of degrees in engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%University of Idaho % of degrees in engineering
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 16%University of Idaho Salaries of full-time faculty
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%University of Idaho Male % of student body

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