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University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

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About This Campus

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 ratio is 17:1. It is home to many festivals including the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival.

Location Information

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.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Moscow
Population | 25,146
Enrollment | 11,546
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/23
Spring | 01/15-05/15

Campus Diversity

White | 69%
Black | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 9%
Asian | 2%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 10%
Other | 8%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • With seniors
2.8 GPA required for engineering courses.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Music
  • Natural Resources/Science/Management
  • Agricultural Sciences

Unique Academic Programs

  • Forestry
  • Fisheries Science
  • Wildlife Resources
  • Music
  • Animal Sciences

Special Programs

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Animal Sciences, Plant Science, Soil Science, Veterinary Science, Water Management

Anthropology: Anthropology

Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design

Area Studies: International Studies, Latin American Studies

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

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education

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

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

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Electronic Media, Film, Journalism, Television

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies

Earth Sciences: Geology, Geosciences

Economics: Economics

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

Engineering: Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Geological Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering

English: English, Language and Literacy

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

Fashion: Textile Design, Textiles and Clothing

Food Science: Food Science

Forestry: Forestry

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Exercise Science

History: History

Industrial Studies: Industrial Technology, Production and Operations Management

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Studies

Languages: French, German, Spanish

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science

Pre-Professional : Medicine Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Recreation, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology

Technology: Biological Technology, Chemical Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Nuclear Engineering Technology

Theater: Performance and Directing


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 525.00 paper, N/A computer or 70.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 01/21/20.
  • Estimated cost: $4152.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 20 ($292.50 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 20 ($292.50 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 01/21/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $200 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee $224 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 - http://www.uidaho.edu/parking. Students can waive the $840/sem. health insurance fee if they have coverage comparable to the minimum UI health insurance coverage requirement: http://www.uidaho.edu/studentaffairs/studenthealthcenter/ship/waiverpolicy

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $951 per semester.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (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:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 001626

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

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 01/21/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 43% living on campus
  • Double: $4540 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $500
  • Proximity to campus: 1
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
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

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2270 per semester for 21 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Unlimited meals in University Residences dining hall + Vandal dollars ($100) which can be used in other University dining facilities. Student may also purchase 160 University Residences dining hall meals +$450 Vandal dollars for $1975.

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