University of Idaho

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” This was once said by Nelson Mandela. It is a university that takes the responsibility to educate generations. University of Idaho is one of the pioneer universities in United States. Officially the name of this prolific American university is abbreviated as UI. Established in 1889, this state university is the oldest public university located in Moscow, a rural city in Latah Country, United States. Till date UI has produced the highest number of scholars. For 71 years this was the only university across the region. University of Idaho, being a rural land grant university, owns the largest campus area located in the rolling hills.

Presently the university has 12,000 enrollments each year. Around 142 degree programs are offered in the university, ranging from wildlife-sanctuary to accountancy. Hence an aura of diverse disciplines is expected from this rural State University of Idaho. The courses are also extensive. Ranging from the undergraduate courses to post graduate and doctorate courses, UI also offers certificate and diploma courses.

Name of the Institution University of Idaho
Type of Institution Public Land Grant and Flagship University
Location (Contact Details) University of Idaho, Boise, 322 East Front Street, Boise, Idaho – 83702

Ph. No. – (208)885-6326

Fax No. – (208)885-9119


Ownership Government
Accreditation / Affiliation The university is accredited by the

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • The independent study department is accredited by the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL)
Courses Offered Undergraduate courses in -

  • English
  • Economics
  • Foreign Languages and Literature
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Business Law

Postgraduate courses in -

  • Library Science
  • Music History
  • Health Care Administration
  • Political Science
  • Social Science
Departments / Branches
  • Agricultural Science
  • Life Science
  • Business and Economics
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Art and Architecture
  • Law
  • Arts, Letters and Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
Admission Procedure / Eligibility Criteria The following steps are to be followed during admission to the university:

  • Submit the application form that is filled up and duly signed
  • School final examination mark sheet (study from an accredited high school is preferred)
  • GPA score
  • Proof of payment of non refundable application fees of $50
  • SAT or ACT test score
  • One official transcript from the head of the institute last attended by the applicant
  • A handwritten essay by the applicant which describes his objectives for choosing a particular course and the university
  • Three letters of recommendation from authorities who can testify to the academic qualifications of the applicant
Campus Placements The university provides for the law externship placements. This is followed by the pro bono placements. A student who is part of the pro bono placement program has to work for an additional 40 hours when the externship is over.
  • Go Idaho Award Program
  • Discover Idaho Award Program
  • National Merit Scholarship Program
  • WWAMI scholarships (medical education scholarships)
  • ROTC Military Scholarships
  • Non Traditional Student Scholarships
  • The State of Idaho Scholarships
Fee Structure An estimate of cost for an international student to study in University of Idaho is:

  • Full time tuition fees – $19,202
  • Books and other supplies – $1,474
  • Accommodation cost – $9,264
  • Transportation cost – $1,584
  • Miscellaneous expenditure – $4,018
  • Average total cost for students enrolled in 9 credit study program – $35,542
Established in the Year January 30, 1889
Facts & Figures
  • The University of Idaho is commonly referred to by its initials U or I
  • This is the oldest public university in the state of Idaho
  • Since its establishment, the University of Idaho was the only university functioning in the state for 71 years
  • Though the university campus came into being in the year 1889, it started its education programs from the year 1892
  • Today the university has a total student count of more than 12,000, but it started functioning with only 40 students
  • The UI has a campus in Massachusetts in the US
Events Some of the upcoming events of the university are:

  • IBEST Seminar
  • Savvy Skills Workshop: Visual Literacy: Finding, Using and Citing Images
  • OUTLunch: “This Trans-American Life” with Tab Dansby
  • Public Meeting: Proposed Parking Fees and Lot Changes
  • Opera / Musical Theater Scenes
Distance Learning Following are the courses that a student can pursue through distance learning:

  • Military History
  • Introduction to US History
  • Organization and Management of Small Libraries
  • Real Estate Law
  • Ethics in Science
  • Elementary German and French
  • Technical Writing
  • Astronomy