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University of Idaho Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University of Idaho, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Idaho Ranked?

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2020 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 48 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is natural resources and conservation.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Idaho as #554 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list.

Idaho is also ranked #1 out of 8 schools in Idaho.

See all of the rankings for University of Idaho.

Is It Hard to Get Into Idaho?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Idaho is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 73%, 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 Idaho submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 500 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Idaho  ( 510 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Idaho  ( 500 to 610 )
Idaho received ACT scores from 41% 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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University of Idaho Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 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 83%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  83 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Idaho

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Idaho has a freshmen retention rate of 82%. 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  82 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Idaho have a four-year graduation rate of 29%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  29 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Idaho.

Good Overall Diversity at Idaho

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,885 undergraduates at Idaho with 7,166 being full-time and 2,719 being part-time.

Idaho Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Idaho is 69.01 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  69.01 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Idaho Cost?

The overall average net price of Idaho is $14,354. 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 Idaho

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,918 $12,323 $14,926 $17,273 $17,870

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 Idaho, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Idaho, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $6,839 a year. That adds up to $27,356 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Idaho is 5.7%. 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 Idaho Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Idaho make around $41,900 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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

Location of University of Idaho

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

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Location of University of Idaho

Contact details for Idaho are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 875 Perimeter Drive Ms 2282, Moscow, ID 83844-2282
Phone: 888-884-3246

University of Idaho Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 100 majors graduated from University of Idaho. Of these students, 1,798 received undergraduate degrees and 664 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 116 $25,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 75 $32,500
Mechanical Engineering 75 $58,100
Public Relations & Advertising 72 $30,600
Marketing 68 $33,800
Finance & Financial Management 61 $42,400
Sociology 52 $28,100
Business Administration & Management 50 $51,100
Accounting 49 $37,400
Liberal Arts General Studies 49 $27,900

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

Online Learning at Idaho

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 3,755 students took at least one online class at University of Idaho. This is an increase from the 3,647 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,755 1,004
2016-2017 3,647 926
2015-2016 3,274 885
2014-2015 3,286 944
2013-2014 3,000 916

Learn more about online learning at University of Idaho.

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