About the University of Idaho

Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers. Beginning with our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, the university’s reach extends throughout Idaho, serving over 12,000 students with educational centers in Coeur d’AleneBoise and Idaho Falls, a research and extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. One of the nation’s land-grant research universities, U of I is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. Our work serves businesses and communities, advancing the pursuit of diversity, citizenship and global outreach.

Fast Facts


  • Enrollment: 12,072
  • Degrees Granted:125,528
  • School Colors: Silver & Gold
  • Founded: 1889
  • President: Chuck Staben
  • Mascot: Joe Vandal
  • Athletic Conferences:Big Sky

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