Profile: University of Idaho

Fast Facts

On Campus:43%
  • Fall 08/22-12/16
  • Spring 01/11-05/12

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
4%Two or more races

Campus Profile

A comprehensive and prestigious university, Idaho combines excellence in professional programs (business, engineering and architecture) with strength in agriculture and natural resources, and commitment to the arts and humanities. It has a beautiful residential campus, and recently celebrated its 125 anniversary. Class size averages 26, and the teacher/student ration is 17:1. It is home to many festivals including the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival.

Campus Location - UI is located in a college town in the region of the US with rolling wheat fields that National Geographic magazine has referred to as "A Paradise Called the Palouse." It is ideal for students who love the great outdoors with world class river rafting (Salmon River), skiing (Silver Mountain, Brundage & Schweitzer), fishing (Clearwater River) & hiking (Idaho Primitive Area). It is only 1 1/2 hours from Spokane and 5 hours from Seattle so students can also access vibrant nearby cities.

Helpful Information - It has many hands-on learning opportunities. Students may spend a Semester in the Wild learning about the environment, design a hybrid Formula One racer as a part of an engineering class, explore the secrets of human cell life on NSF grant funded research projects, trade stock in a business class, grow seedlings and plants in one of the few teaching/working nurseries in the US, and perform with other artists across disciplines in productions such as Drummers, Dancers and Dreamers.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Animal Sciences, Crop Science/Management, Veterinary Science

Anthropology: Anthropology

Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design

Area Studies: International Studies, Latin American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Digital Arts, Interior Design, Studio Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Exercise Science, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Business: Accounting, Finance and Operation Management, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Studies, Public Relations

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Electronic Media, Journalism

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies

Earth Sciences: Geology, Geosciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education

Engineering: Agricultural Engineering, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: English, Language and Literacy

Environmental Studies: Conservation Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Fire Science, Fish and Game Management, Fisheries Science, Range Management/Resources, Renewable Natural Resources, Resource Recreation Management, Wildlife Resources

Fashion: Textile Design, Textiles and Clothing

Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition

Foreign Language: French, Spanish

Forestry: Forestry

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Dietetics, Exercise Science

History: History

Industrial Studies: Industrial Technology, Production and Operations Management

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Music Business/Merchandising, Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Recreation

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology

Technology: Industrial Technology

2.8 GPA required for engineering courses.

Notable Academic Programs
Natural Resources/Science/Management
Agricultural Sciences

Unique Academic Programs
Fisheries Science
Wildlife Resources
Animal Sciences

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 5/16/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $200 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $172 Year Plan A & B Optional

Important Notes: Student is only obligated to pay the housing deposit if living on campus. Parking fee rate is for residence hall students (with vehicles) for Silver lots - Students can waive the $952/sem. health insurance fee if they have coverage comparable to the minimum UI health insurance coverage requirement:

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

Use FAFSA CODE: 001626

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
Valley Transit offers an east and west routes around Moscow. Schedules available online and rides are currently free. They come every half hour. They do not run during inclement weather.

Meal Plans Per Semester

Notes About Meal Plans
Unlimited meals in University Residences dining hall + Vandal dollars ($50-$200) which can be used in other University dining facilities. Student may also purchase 150 University Residences dining hall meals +$200 Vandal dollars for $1802.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.