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Academics

University of Idaho is truly a school that invests in its students. Despite its large size, the university manages to create a “personalized learning experience” for all undergrads. Idaho also provides numerous “networking opportunities” for their students. One lucky beneficiary explains, “Being here at UI, I’ve had the chance to meet many people in industry, which helped me land an internship at NASA JPL this past summer.” Academically, Idaho offers students a wide range of stellar departments. However, undergrads especially like to tout the fantastic “engineering, agriculture, business, and law programs.” Fortunately, no matter what you choose to study, the university is “incredible at creating an environment [in which] to build great relationships between professors and students.” Though it’s certainly helped by the fact that “the faculty here really cares about the students and genuinely wants to see them succeed.” Undergrads also value that their professors “don’t want students who [simply] suck up information and then vomit it back on a test.” Instead, they’re hoping to form “well-educated students with the ability to think.” They’re also happy to “host study sessions [in preparation] for exams and quizzes, and they are willing to answer all of your questions.” And, best of all, Idaho professors “are very interesting and really bring their lectures to life.”

Student Body

On the surface, the student body at University of Idaho might appear a bit homogenous. After all, “most people are white,” and it often feels like the vast majority hail from “Idaho, Washington, or Oregon.” Nevertheless, the “population is slowly becoming more and more diverse.” This is partially thanks to a “surprising number of international students.” In turn, “this creates a unique opportunity to learn from people of different cultures.” Undergrads also take great solace in the fact that their peers are “all very, very friendly” and united in their “kindness.” Simply stroll across campus and you’ll notice that “everyone smiles and says hi.” An ecstatic student rushes to add, “My peers are the most supportive and uplifting people I’ve ever been surrounded by.... It’s not uncommon to see students giving directions to lost tours or inviting perfect strangers to something like the farmers market or a film downtown.” A lot of these Idaho Vandals also find common ground in their love of the outdoors, with many students looking to “take advantage of Moscow Mountain nearby for hiking, mountain biking, or snowshoeing.” Finally, when it comes to political leanings, we’re told that Idaho has an “unusually large number of libertarian-minded students here.” Thankfully, most undergrads “are very respectful, even when they strongly disagree.” As one contemplative student states, “We rarely talk about tolerance here, but we act on it daily.”

Campus Life

Undergrads at Idaho happily report that “there are always a lot of activities going on around campus.” For starters, the student recreation center is often a big draw where students can “work[ out, play a variety of indoor sports, take classes, climb the rock wall, or just hang[ out.” Students also love to explore the “two arboretums on campus.” Idaho also has “a very involved Greek system that is always holding a philanthropic event somewhere on campus or in the community.” The university sponsors a number of great cultural affairs including “an amazing Jazz Festival, Native American celebrations, African Americans celebrations, and many many more throughout the year.” In fact, “on the weekends there is almost always [an] event to attend that is hosted by an organization at the university, whether it is just for fun or to raise money for a cause.” Finally, students also love taking advantage of everything hometown Moscow has to offer. As one pleased Vandal elaborates, “There is usually something going on every night, be it trivia nights at local restaurants, local musicians playing at a coffee shop, or a book signing at Book People.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Angela Helmke
Associate Director of Campus Visits

Address
Office of Admissions and Campus Visits
Perimeter Drive MS 4253
Moscow, ID 83844-4253

Phone
208-885-6163

Email
admissions@uidaho.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Idaho Commons -common areas, food and meeting rooms
Student Recreation Center
Bruce M. Pitman Center
Kibbie Dome - athletics
Integrated Research and Innovation Center
6. different cafe-style shops on campus 7. 18 hole golf course 8. Frisbee Golf Course 9. Religious Centers

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Palouse Mall- Shops and Restaurants
Historic Downtown - coffee shops, stores and restaurants
Washington State U - 8 miles - coop programs
Ski Resorts -Lookout Pass, Silver Mt, Schweitzer
Zeppos Family Fun Center - Bowling, etc.
6. Salmon, Snake, and Clearwater rivers - recreation 7. Farmers' Market 8. Close to the Snake River, Selway-Bitterroot, Wilderness, Frank Church/River of No Return Wilderness, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area in addition to three National Forests for hiking, climbing, camping opportunities.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
208-885-6163

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F 9:30 am and 1:30 pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
By appointment.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Future Student Services; futurestudents@uidaho.edu

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@uidaho.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Future Student Services; admissions@uidaho.edu

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
Must be at least a junior in high school

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Free bus service available within town. Closest airport is 10 miles from campus, Pullman-Moscow Airport (PUW), Pullman, Washington. More extensive service available at Spokane International (GEG), 90 miles from campus. Northwest Trailways and Greyhound provide bus service to major cities in the Inland Northwest.

Driving Instructions to Campus
On US Highway 95, 85 miles south of Coeur d'Alene Idaho and 300 miles north of Boise Idaho. Directions to the University of Idaho, By car: From Spokane: 1.Take Hwy 195 South to Pullman 2.Turn left at signs to Pullman, and then right on Davis Way (Hwy 270) 3.Follow Davis Way until it intersects with N Grand Ave in downtown Pullman 4.Turn right on N. Grand Ave and get into the left lane 5.Turn left at the second stop light, following signs to Moscow 6.At the first stop light in Moscow, the highway changes from 270 to Hwy 8 7.Move to far right lane, and turn right at the second stop light on Perimeter Drive (the University Inn hotel is to the left before you turn) 8.Follow Perimeter drive and the signs to the Kibbie Dome From Coeur d' Alene 1.Take Hwy 95 South to Moscow 2.At Sixth Street turn right 3.Drive West until you come to Perimeter Drive 4.Turn Left on Perimeter Drive 5.Follow Perimeter drive and signs to the Kibbie Dome From the Boise/Southern Idaho 1.Proceed north on US 95 into Moscow 2.Turn left onto Sixth Street 3.Drive West until you come to Perimeter Drive 4.Turn Left on Perimeter Drive 5.Follow Perimeter drive and signs to the Kibbie Dome From Seattle/Tacoma: 1.Travel east on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass to Vantage Cross the bridge over the Columbia River and take exit #137 to Hwy 26 2.Take Hwy 26 to Colfax 3.At Colfax, turn right onto Main St (Hwy 195) 4.Continue on Hwy 195 to Pullman 5.Turn left at signs to Pullman, and then right on Davis Way (Hwy 270) 6.Follow Davis Way until it intersects with N. Grand Ave in downtown Pullman 7.Turn right on N. Grand Ave and get into the left lane 8.Turn left at the second stop light, following signs to Moscow 9.At Moscow the highway changes from 270 to Hwy 8 10.Move to far right lane and turn right at the second stop light on Perimeter Drive (University Inn hotel is to the left before you turn)Follow Perimeter drive and the signs to the Kibbie Dome

Local Accommodations
Several motels withing walking distance, others within easy driving distance. Prices start at $63.00 and up. For more information,contact New Student Services at 208-885-6163, or visit the following website: http://business.moscowchamber.com/list/mc/183-182-184 or http://www.pullmanchamber.com/visit-pullman/where-to-stay/

Admissions

Applicants: 7,938
Acceptance Rate: 77%
Average HS GPA: 3.41







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