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University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

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  1. As a land-grant research university, 75% of undergrads participate in research.
  2. Moscow was ranked as one of the best college towns in the US by livability.com
  3. More than 170 clubs, organizations and intramural sports on campus!

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 Moscow, a college town, in the region of the US with rolling wheat fields that National Geographic magazine 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

UI 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.

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Moscow
Population | 26,668
Enrollment | 11,926
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/23-12/17
Spring | 01/12-05/13

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 2%
Black | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 11%
Two or more | 5%
White | 74%
Other | 5%
International | 3%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: With seniors
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
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

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Technology Management
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Asian Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Engineering
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Digital Arts
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise Science
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Family Consumer Science
  • Fiber, Textiles, and Weaving Arts
  • Food Science
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • German
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Interior Design
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture/Design
  • Latin American Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music History
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Native American/American Indian Studies
  • Natural Resources Conservation
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Performance and Directing
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Plant Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Range Management/Resources
  • Recreation Management
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Water Management
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Wildlife Management
  • Women and Gender Studies


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 Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/09/21

  • 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 Students
  • Estimated cost: $4170.
  • 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 students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment 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 students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 20 ($368 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 20 ($368 per additional hour)

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment 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 Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

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

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

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

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $200 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $281 Year Host & Home Optional

Important Notes: Parking fee rate is for residence hall students (with vehicles) for Silver lots - https://www.uidaho.edu/infrastructure/parking/parking-permits/student-permits/resident-permits/residence-life

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/09/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 39% living on campus
  • Double: $4805 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $
  • Proximity to campus:
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
On-campus housing options are viewable here: https://www.uidaho.edu/student-life/housing/find-your-home/residence-halls. Options may be limited if you apply late. Living Learning Community options include community kitchens to cook on your own.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Various meal plans are available and include University Residences dining hall + Vandal dollars which can be used in other University dining facilities. Student may choose which meal plan they'd prefer. See options here: https://www.uidaho.edu/student-life/housing/find-your-home/residence-halls/dining?utm_campaign=general&utm_content=housing_dining&utm_medium=print&utm_source=visitor-guide-ad


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/09/21

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Student must have adequate health insurance for the duration of their stay at the University of Idaho. On arrival students must submit proof of coverage to the NSE coordinator.

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


  • Health / accident insurance

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