University of Idaho

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The University of Idaho is a public, 4-year school located in Moscow, ID along the Washington State border. The University was founded as a land-grant university in 1889 by the territorial legislature. The 1585 acre campus, set in the northern part of the state, features an iconic Administration Building with a clock tower in collegiate gothic architectural style. There is a blend of architectural styles throughout the campus consisting of over 250 buildings. Also on campus is “Hello Walk,” a tree-lined pathway along landmarks, statues and traditions. The spacious campus features much open space and a professional golf course. Nearby St Joe National Forest is a National Park noted for hiking, camping and general outdoor activity.

Academic Programs

The University of Idaho is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and offers Bachelor’s degrees, post-baccalaureate Certificates, Master’s degrees, post-masters Certificated and Doctorates in over 145 fields of study. Noted for Art & Design, Music and Teacher Education, the largest program on campus is in Business. The University is comprised of 10 colleges: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; College of Art and Architecture; College of Business and Economics; College of Education; College of Engineering; College of Graduate Studies; College of Law; College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; College of Natural Resources; College of Science. Per the Mission Statement, “our commitment to enhance the scientific, economic, social, legal, and cultural assets of our state, and to develop solutions for complex problems facing society. We deliver on this commitment through focused excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and engagement in a collaborative environment at our residential main campus, regional centers, extension offices, and research facilities throughout the state. Consistent with the land-grant ideal, our outreach activities serve the state at the same time they strengthen our teaching as well as scholarly and creative capacities.”

Student Life

There are over 9,000 undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Idaho, almost half of whom live on campus among four primary residential communities as well as a significant Greek community. The University sponsors hundreds of clubs and student organizations, including club sports and intramurals. For the varsity athlete, the gold and silver Vandals, led by Joe Vandal, field teams in 8 sports and participate in NCAA Division I competition. The school’s Vision indicates: “Our commitment to focused excellence includes developing and delivering pre-eminent statewide programs. These programs are delivered in the Morrill Act-mandated primary emphases areas in agriculture, natural resources, and engineering; and sustaining excellence in architecture, law, liberal arts, sciences, education, business and economics, and programs in medical and veterinary medical education, all of which shape the core curriculum and give meaning to the concept of a flagship university.” This is reflected in the school’s Core Values of Principles and Values; Learn, Create and Innovate; Preserve and Transmit Knowledge; Act with Integrity; Treat Others with Respect; Celebrate Excellence; Change Lives; Welcome and Include Everyone; and Take Responsibility for the Future.

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