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University of Idaho Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,014 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 35 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

46% Women
54% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Western Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $96,334)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $61,186)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 72 90 - -
Basketball 14 15 - Yes
Football 112 - - -
Golf 8 7 - Yes
Soccer - 20 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - 25 - -
Tennis 13 12 - -
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Rifle - - Yes -
Rodeo - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - - Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes Yes
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -
Wrestling - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.1%
Hispanic 5.0%
Non-resident alien 3.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.8%
Two or more races 0.5%
White/non-Hispanic 76.6%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 53
Liquor Law Violation 56
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 17

Notable Alumni

  • Dan O'Brien, Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon
  • Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, United States vice presidential candidate in 2008
  • W. Mark Felt, top official of the FBI, Watergate informant known as "Deep Throat"
  • Bill Fagerbakke, actor ("Coach," "How I Met Your Mother")
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Austin from Post Falls, ID
  • 4
  • I love living in the dorms! The people are so awesome, and it's great hearing hey! as you're studying because you left your door open. The dorms really form a…

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  • Bradley from Nampa, ID
  • 5
  • Having joined a Greek community, I cannot speak for the quality of dormitory living, although many of my friends enjoy what the University has to offer. In regards to personal living…

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  • Matt from WA
  • 3
  • I have never lived in the dorms because I rushed when I first came to Idaho. I have been in the dorms and they are decent. Most dorms are updated…

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  • Kelsi from Bonney Lake, WA
  • 5
  • Dorm life here is great. you can choose between the regular 2 person dorm rooms or the apartment style 5 person suits, all conveniently located less than 5 mins away…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Chuni from Bigfork, MT
  • I am a current student here

    Bob's place is ok. There are some days where the food is really good and other days where nothing looks good. There is always variety at Bob's and in the Idaho Commons there is a food court where you can use your own money or your vandal dollars.

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  • 5
  • Matt from WA
  • I am a current student here

    The chefs that cook for the greek system are all really good. They make a variety of meals and desserts. Most of the house's cooks don't cook on the weekends. But the cooks always make extra left overs to be able to eat if you choose to go the cheaper route and stay home. A really popular place for people living in dorms is a school restaurant called Bob's. This restaurant is buffet style eat what you want. It isn't the greatest food but it keeps you full and healthy.

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  • 4
  • Bradley from Nampa, ID
  • I am a current student here

    Having never attended Bob's (the dormitory's primary food hall), I cannot attest to its services. With that being said, I have heard rather neutral comments towards it from those who have. On a personal note, Greek dining is often very good. Each house has its own professional chef or kitchen crew responsible for creating home-style meals for the members. Eateries around town, however, are diverse and growing. Being primarily a college town, Moscow is very oriented around the interests of half of its population: the students. New restaurants are continuously popping up. General fast food businesses are located within walking distance of campus, and Mom-and-Pop shops are always available for unique local twists. Multiple date-night restaurants are located around town, and are usually quite affordable for a college budget.

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  • 4
  • Lennin from Boise, ID
  • I am a current student here

    Bob's is great and all.. but it could get boring sometimes. So it's a good idea to have money to go out and get food whenever you arent feeling Bob's.

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  • 4
  • Brandi from Broadus, MT
  • I am a current student here

    Because I am living in a sorority I have a chef in the house which has been great! There are several restaurants within walking distance of campus that range from fast food to fancy dinners.

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  • 2
  • Brianna from Hayden, ID
  • I am a current student here

    Bob's the cafeteria really needs improvements but they are fixing that for the fall 2014 semester. There are other places to eat around campus which are great and use money on your student ID card called flex dollars.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Chuni from Bigfork, MT
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is awesome. There is a great Greek program here. All the sororities and fraternities are friendly and get you into the vandal spirit during games and holidays.

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  • 0
  • Matt from WA
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is great at University of Idaho. Plenty of houses to pick from. Each one different from the other. I have met a lot of great people in the greek system, who care about their education and becoming better people in society in general. Greek in Idaho does like having a good time. But is nothing like the film "Animal House". All the students are about improving grades and each other.

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  • 0
  • jacob from boise, id
  • I am a current student here

    offered a cheaper and more understandable price of 3,300 a semester - including food, socials, free laundry, brotherhoods, clothes, and many more. recently the campus was saying "all first year students are to live in the dorms first." due to the amount of students realizing "more bang for the buck" is actually in the greek.

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  • 0
  • Bradley from Nampa, ID
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life at UI is something I thought I would never experience. The orderly conduct, intertwined network of family, and outreach to community present in every day life on Greek Row is something TV gets all wrong. Never would I have thought that I'd join a Fraternity, but UI takes great measures to assure that its Greek life is something unique to itself. Young men and women of every background and calling have a place on Greek Row. Once they've found it, they've just begun to scrape the surface on friendships, values, and personal worth yet to be found over the next stages of life.

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  • 0
  • Brandi from Broadus, MT
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life here at the U of I is AMAZING! As a freshman you are allowed to move right into the house which I know helped make the decision for me to go Greek! With 28 Greek houses on campus there is NEVER a dull moment here.

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  • 0
  • Mandy from Washington
  • I am a current student here

    GO Greek if you want to stay here for four years and have a social life. I can't stress this enough. Greek life is so big here and if you want any life at all, you have to join. I suggest doing this your first year before you start, especially if you don't know people here.

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  • 0
  • Krista from Idaho Falls, ID
  • I am a current student here

    There is a very strong Greek presence on campus, but this doesn't mean you are in the minority if you don't join the Greek system. Don't feel obligated to do it, if it isn't the right choice for you. There are just as many opportunities and you can find just as close of communities in the residence halls.

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  • 0
  • Mason from Boise, ID
  • I am a current student here

    Well known for our Greek systems, the rich history is awesome with beautiful unique houses, allow for a support system and a little bit of fun on the side of school.

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