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University of Idaho Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of Idaho ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Idaho Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Idaho was awarded 120 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked U of I as #1,202 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 12 colleges in Idaho, U of I is ranked at #3.

See all of the rankings for University of Idaho.

Is It Hard to Get Into U of I?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Idaho is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 74%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 98% of students accepted to U of I submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 620. Math scores were between 490 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Idaho  ( 500 to 620 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Idaho  ( 490 to 600 )
200
800
U of I received ACT scores from 32% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Idaho  ( 20 to 26 )
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36

Learn more about University of Idaho admissions.

University of Idaho Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, University of Idaho is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Idaho is 87%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  87 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Idaho

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Idaho has a freshmen retention rate of 77%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At U of I this rate is 34%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  34 out of 100
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100

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University of Idaho Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,366 undergraduates at U of I with 6,323 being full-time and 2,043 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Idaho Cost?

The overall average net price of U of I is $14,132. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for U of I

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,877 $11,735 $13,528 $17,509 $18,844

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of U of I, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At U of I, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $5,681 a year. That adds up to $22,724 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U of I is 5.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do U of I Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from U of I make about $41,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.

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See which majors at University of Idaho make the most money.

Location of University of Idaho

University of Idaho is a public institution situated in Moscow, Idaho. Moscow is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for U of I are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 875 Perimeter Drive Ms 2282, Moscow, ID 83844-2282
Phone: 888-884-3246
Website: www.uidaho.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uidaho
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uidaho

University of Idaho Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 103 majors graduated from University of Idaho. Of these students, 1,881 received undergraduate degrees and 715 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 108 $27,679
Teacher Education Grade Specific 86 $33,335
Mechanical Engineering 82 $61,516
Marketing 77 $40,964
Public Relations & Advertising 65 $31,702
Sociology 63 $30,771
Electrical Engineering 57 $68,965
Animal Science 57 $27,503
Finance & Financial Management 56 $50,182
Liberal Arts General Studies 49 $31,133

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Idaho along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at U of I

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 7,039 students took at least one online class at University of Idaho. This is an increase from the 3,770 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 7,039 1,274
2018-2019 3,770 1,021
2017-2018 3,755 1,004
2016-2017 3,647 926
2015-2016 3,274 885

Learn more about online learning at University of Idaho.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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