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University of Idaho Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More


University of Idaho

University of Idaho

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University of Idaho Description:

Students come to the University of Idaho from all 50 states and 77 countries. The University of Idaho ranks well among the nation's public universities, and the school wins high marks for its educational value. The university's home of Moscow, Idaho, is a hip college town featuring a range of coffee shops, theaters, art galleries and restaurants. Skiing, rafting, camping, hiking and biking opportunities are just minutes away. Students life is active with over 200 student organizations. In athletics, the University of Idaho Vandals (what's a Vandal?) compete in the NCAA Division I Western Athletic Conference.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2013):

  • Total Enrollment: 12,024 (9,540 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 53% Male / 47% Female
  • 84% Full-time

Scholarships for the University of Idaho (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,524 (in-state); $19,600 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,232 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,034
  • Other Expenses: $3,808
  • Total Cost: $19,598 (in-state); $32,674 (out-of-state)

University of Idaho Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 87%
    • Loans: 53%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,877
    • Loans: $5,620

Most Popular Majors:

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Elementary Education, Foreign Langauges and Literature, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology, Secondary Education

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 25%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

University of Idaho Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.uidaho.edu/president/leadingidaho/mission

"The University of Idaho is the state's flagship and land-grant research university. From this distinctive origin and identity comes our commitment to enhance the scientific, economic, social, legal, and cultural assets of our state, and to develop solutions for complex problems facing society. We deliver on this commitment through focused excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and engagement in a collaborative environment at our residential main campus, regional centers, extension offices, and research facilities throughout the state. Consistent with the land-grant ideal, our outreach activities serve the state at the same time they strengthen our teaching as well as scholarly and creative capacities.

Our teaching and learning includes undergraduate, graduate, professional, and continuing education offered through both resident instruction and extended delivery. Our educational programs are enriched by the knowledge, collaboration, diversity, and creativity of our faculty, students, and staff.

Our scholarly and creative activities promote human and economic development, global understanding, and progress in professional practice by expanding knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions."

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