Moscow, ID
Tuition (in-state)
$19,000 ($6,212)
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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: First things first, the campus is beautiful and makes everyone never want to leave. I haven't really been in a lot of the buildings or around a lot, but even just passing through, it's easy to see that campus is friendly and upbeat.

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2 College Junior

Facilities: It's a very boring school so not much to talk about.

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4 College Student

Facilities: There is something for everyone from organized sports to drama to Indian cultural events. All you have to do is look.

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College Student

Facilities: This is the only university I have attended.

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3 College Freshman

Facilities: The buildings are not falling apart.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 76th
    Best Library
  • 139th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 526th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 646th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 703rd
    Best Student Centers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Toluwani Adekunle
International Studies
Grad Year
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The U of I campus is well maintained, but there are a lot of old buildings on campus. The interior of some buildings could use some repairs, as the structures themselves are really old. The architectural designs on campus need to be modernized, but even with the old structures, the landscape of the school and the scenery are appealing. However, for most of the year, it's either snowing or rainy and cold, so sometimes the exterior of campus might be a depressing sight to behold. The good news is that the school always seems to have one renovation or another going on, even if these renovations never seem to make a huge difference.

The athletic center has really good and modern amenities provided to athletes, and there is also a student recreation center that other students can make use of. There is really nothing impressive about the recreation center, though, even if it has very good workout equipment. There are more than two libraries on campus, and all are well equipped and adequate for students' needs. In terms of entertainment, there is not much to do on campus. There are a few concerts, movies, and plays, but you might have to leave the campus often to catch your real fun.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
1,585 acres
Student Centers
Idaho Commons and Student Union
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
University of Idaho Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Champions Grill & Bar
  • CJ's - Cadillac Jack's
  • Coeur D'Alene Brewing Co.
  • Corner Club
  • Garden Lounge
  • John's Alley Tavern
  • Mingles Bar and Grill
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
Yes; Einstein Bros. Bagels is the closest thing to a coffeehouse on campus.
Movie Theater on Campus
Yes; Borah Theater is in the Student Union Building.
"Green" Initiatives
The school is actually doing a good job in respect to sustainability and staying green. The school has a sustainability center that creates awareness on campus as to the issue's importance. The UI Sustainability Center coordinates recycling and composting around campus as well as a sustainability symposium every academic year. Trays were also taken away from some of the dining halls in an effort to conserve water. Although the school has invested a lot in sustainability, there is still more to be done.
School Slang
  • Nasty and inebriated: These were the words that Boise State University's football coach used when referring to UI students after a football game between both teams ended badly.
  • Who do we hate? Boise State!: Students chant these words before games, due to the rivalry between the University of Idaho and Boise State University.
Hello Walk: As the president walks through the Hello Walk each morning, students have to reply to his greeting or he follows them wherever they go until they respond.
Urban Legends
There are rumors of ghosts in old Greek houses on campus. Brink and Riley halls on campus are also believed to be haunted.
Favorite Things To Do
There are open mic nights that are organized by students during the course of the semester. There is also "Night at the Rec," organized by the recreation center. The Student Union Building has an entertainment section called Vandal Entertainment, and it provides different forms of entertainment for students, including movies, concerts, and more.
Student Organizations Web Site
Student Newspaper
The Argonaut
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
The most active clubs on campus are usually the ones that work with social issues. Sports clubs are also pretty active. The process of starting a club is quite easy and simply laid out for students. You can be a part of as many clubs as possible, but it is important to choose your club/s wisely.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Opera
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student-run film society
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: Yes
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 52 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 53 responses

  • 2% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 30% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 53% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 15% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 52 responses

  • 2% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 8% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 65% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 25% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.



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