University of Idaho: Narrative Description

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875 Perimeter Dr., PO Box 442282
Moscow, ID 83844-2282
Tel: (208)885-6111; 888-884-3246; Admissions: (208)885-6326; Fax: (208)885-6911; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1889. Setting: 1,450-acre small town campus. Endowment: $143.5 million. Research spending 2002-03: $125.3 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $11,338 per student. Total enrollment: 12,894. Faculty: 585 (545 full-time, 40 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 3,973 applied, 81% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 78% from top half. 8 National Merit Scholars, 31 class presidents, 71 valedictorians, 30 student government officers. Full-time: 8,403 students, 45% women, 55% men. Part-time: 1,204 students, 46% women, 54% men. Students come from 25 other countries, 22% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 14% 25 or older, 55% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 82% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.2 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: SAT I. Required for some: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $7392 full-time, $167 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3348 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, and program. College room and board: $4868. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 132 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 16% of eligible men and 13% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Alpha Phi Omega, Campus Crusade for Christ, Student International Association, OELA, Students of Human Resource Management. Major annual events: Jazz Festival, Palouse-A-Fest, homecoming. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,950 college housing spaces available; 1,600 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. University of Idaho Library plus 1 other with 1.4 million books, 1.5 million microform titles, 14,230 serials, 8,717 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $6.5 million. 670 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The location is rural, combining the peace, calm, and simplicity of the country with the intellectual atmosphere of a progressive college town. Moscow is in Idaho's Palouse Hill country and leads the nation in the production and processing of seed peas and lentils. Community facilities include a library, churches, clinics, hospital, hotels and motels and 2 shopping malls. Air, bus and railroads serve the area. Part-time work is available. Apartments and rooms may be rented. Eight miles away is Washington State University, the land grant institution for the state of Washington. There is an active faculty exchange, cross registration, and multiple library resources.

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