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  • 07/07/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 13 people found this review useful. 1 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Idaho has something to offer every type of student that walks through it's doors. Ranging from outdoor activities, comfortable study rooms, greek-life orientated living, intermural sports clubs, and those favoring the arts.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Idaho is a great school to expand your knowledge and social skills. One of the best whether you are straight out of high school or transferring from another college. There is no other school like it in the state of Idaho

    Bang for the buck

    While tuition without financial aid can be expensive, the University of Idaho offers dozens of scholarships for those who meet the requirements so that the cost of going to school becomes very reasonable and affordable.

    Am enjoying being here

    Apart from the cold winters, the campus is radiant with life year round while the scenery different and unusual on every part of campus. There is never a dull moment with nothing to do at the University of Idaho.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are approachable and friendly, and with small class sizes it isn't hard to get in touch with the teacher for help. Also, with campus wide WiFi internet and the library combined, there is easy access to whatever course data you will need

  • 07/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 2 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Idaho is great for the type of student who prefers a smaller - but not too small - campus, and the student who enjoys smaller classes with fewer students will benefit from a more, for lack of a better term, intimate learning environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    One word of advice I can give for incoming Vandals is to not underestimate core classes. I understand that they may be boring, as they rarely help with one's major, but they are required to graduate, so it is important to work hard in those courses.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Idaho is a very affordable school. With tuition at only $5000 per year, it is fairly accessible for students of any economic standing.

    Am enjoying being here

    Moscow is a great city for me. It is just the right size. Plus, if I ever get homesick, it is only an hour and a half from my hometown. In terms of the campus, it is just the right size for me. One can traverse the entire campus, from one end to the other, in about ten minutes, so I rarely found myself pressed for time in between classes. The people have been very friendly, and it is, overall, a very accepting, diverse environment.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a good deal of information, but as I was a freshman in the '08/'09 school year, I was in the process of taking core requirement classes, so I did not get the chance to take more than one or two classes that pertained to my major, which is English. However, I did take some courses that were very interesting, and I learned lots of new information in these courses.

  • 12/31/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 3 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is perfect for students going for theatre-the department is excellent! It's great for any art degree, even music and architecture. There's a law school here. There are a lot of scientific degrees available. It's also perfect for students looking to save some money, and students who prefer a small-town atmosphere, since it's in a small town.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to apply for scholarships awarded from the University as a freshman, because after that, the ones from the University just get awarded automatically. Make sure to take a variety of classes, so you know for sure what you want your major to be. Also, bring a mini-refrigerator to your dorm room! They're so nifty-especially when you get tired of food from the campus cafeteria, 'Bob's Place'.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Idaho offers so many scholarships and financial aid options. Students just have to keep their eyes and ears open! Plus, the tuition is less than any other school I looked at.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people at this school are amazing, and the campus is beautiful! My teachers that I've had so far have been awesome, the classes have been fun, and I've made some life-long friends. It does get pretty cold sometimes, but other than that this school is fantastic!

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning so much at this school! I love being at a university over a trade school, because the education I'm recieving is more rounded. I get to learn a little about everything, and I love that variety. I've taken classes from history of rock & roll to astronomy to acting. I'm a theatre major, and although the department is small, it's well worth it. I am learning a little bit about everything in the theatre area, and I love it all!

  • 01/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 4 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that are hard working, dedicated, and want to succeed should definitely go to the University of Idaho.

    Tips for prospective students

    Music students need to make sure that they practice every day from the get go. Not only do they need to be on top of their performance pieces, but if they hope to be successful I would suggest that they keep up on their scales as well. Everyone needs to make sure that even if the class doesn't take attendance, you go to class every day. If you even miss one day, it could mean that you miss a very important topic. Besides, perfect attendance is smiled upon and could get you some bonus participation points. Studying as frequently as possible is also a great idea.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like I am learning something new every day that I go to class, and that is a good feeling. I don't feel as if any of the dollars that I am spending are being wasted.

    Am enjoying being here

    Besides the extremely cold winters, I really enjoy being at the University of Idaho. I like the people that I am around, I feel like the teachers really enjoy teaching, and I like the environment of Moscow, Idaho.

    Am learning a lot

    Being a music major, I have been thrown right into the classes that I need to be a successful music teacher. I am about to start my fourth semester at the University of Idaho, and I feel like I have already learned quite a bit.

  • 01/28/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 5 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Idaho is great for the students that want the best education they can get in Idaho. This school is ranked #1 college in Idaho and it earns that ranking. Everything is easy to learn and if it's not, it's easy to find the help you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start searching for the funding you'll want to have for college now. Don't wait until you're digging for change in the couch to pay for a last minute fee. When you get an early start it'll save you from future stress when it comes time to pay for tuition and books.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition and books can really cut into your budget but with all the opportunities of earning grants and scholarships it's really not that bad. If you take the time to fill out applications for scholarships you'll appreciate all that time you spent on them in the end when they start paying you to go to school. The money put into your schooling now will be worth every cent in your future.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being here most of the time. However, Moscow is a small town so it can get boring some days but overall a college town is nice to live in. The campus has a busy lifestyle but it's always fun. I love being able to get to and from classes (no matter the distance) within 5-10 minutes. I also love that there are coffee shops set up all over campus. Being able to get anywhere in such little time is ideal for those days when you forget to set your alarm or stayed out too late the night before.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors teach only what they know. For instance even when the teacher is absent from class and a replacement is there to take their place, that substitute is also a teacher of the subject they are covering for. I remember in high school when a substitute was whoever the school could find to teach whether or not they majored in the subject. The teachers are very understanding and are always open to work with each student, even when it's a class of 400. A lot of teachers are open to communicating when you miss a class and that makes it a little bit easier when it comes to emergencies.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineering, forestry, fire ecology (only program in the country!), and other agriculturally focused careers. Also great for people from Idaho!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Humans vs Zombies each semester is so much fun, and flash mobs are seen often on campus! We also have an on-campus butcher for those meat-eaters, and a barn full of cows with window stomachs so you can see what's going on as they digest their food!

    Bang for the buck

    Especially for in-state students, it's a great price for a good education!

    What to do for fun

    Moscow on it's own doesn't have a lot to do. However, the rec center provides a great place to work out, and there are lots of on-campus activities hosted almost every weekend. There's also Pullman nearby. There is quite a bit for those who like to go outside, however! Moscow mountain is nearby, and there are several ski resorts and lakes also in the area.

    Food and Dining

    Bob's is... well. Bob's. There's not much to be said for it. It's not excellent, but it's not terrible. However, there are other great places to eat on campus, and some awesome places in the downtown Moscow area that aren't very expensive!

    Dorm Life

    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 great community. One tip though: try to stay in a dorm with people your age. It makes for a much better experience.

    Academic Rigor

    As a student coming from a college preparatory school, the academics are about average. I know some people who are struggling and others who are doing great. It really depends on what field you're looking into and the professor. Some professors tend to have more exam-based courses,which makes it tough for those who don't test well. Ask around to find out which professors are good and which are not -- although keep in mind that while the professor may be one person's favorite, another may hate them! Keep an open mind and ask a few people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on campus the first year. It's a great opportunity to get out of your parent's house, and it makes making friends so much easier. Also, don't be afraid to put yourself out there, it's a great time to try new things!

    In three sentences

    The campus is amazing. The people here are more like a family than anything else, making my first year incredible. The smaller the class, the better you know the professor.

  • 06/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who aren't afraid to be themselves will do wonderfully here. Even followers will find a group of people they like. There is amazing variety at this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    PLEASE take classes in your major field your first year, even if it means you don't get all university basics done. It's better to know right out of the gate whether it's the major you still want to pursue. Be ready to walk. It's really the only way to see the campus, and it's small enough where it's not a big deal. It's also very dry here. I come from a very humid climate, and it was a bit of a shock.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Idaho is wonderful with giving people scholarships. They try to make it easy for you to come to school here. Out-of-state tuition is always an absurd price, but this university made it well worth my while to go to school here. I thank them for taking the financial burden off my parents by giving out scholarships I don't even have to apply for! They automatically consider you for any scholarship whose requirements you meet.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here! I found a really great Christian group (Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, if you are interested), who are amazingly welcoming. I didn't know a single person when I came to this school, but most people are friendly and helpful. It's also so beautiful in Moscow, and the school and town grew up together - so the bulk of the town is close and accessible.

    Am learning a lot

    I took college classes in high school, so I was able to dabble in my chosen field my first year of school, which was really great. I have a very specific major (Geography with GIS certificate), and the teachers here are very knowledgable and helpful. There is an wonderful variety of classes here; everyone should be able to find something they enjoy. University of Idaho also gets a lot of points from me because their Geography Department is impressive enough for me to come all the way from TX for this education!

  • 09/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Arts, Music, Law, Dance, Chemistry, Business, and these are just the ones I know of!

    Tips for prospective students

    Eat healthy and exercise. When you live without your family cooking for you and making sure you are eating balanced meals for 4 or 5 years, you can really start to feel it in your body by your sophomore year. Learn how to cook balanced meals cheaply. They have an amazing recreation center; use it.

    Bang for the buck

    Scholarships are awarded to the students as the are registered. It is extremely hassle free, you look at your account and there is suddenly scholarships waiting for you. There are obviously still going to be others you can pursue and compete for as well.

    Am enjoying being here

    The University of Idaho has a very relaxed environment. All of my professors have been very nice and approachable. They care about your well being and want to see you succeed.

    Am learning a lot

    At the University of Idaho, many students find themselves learning about scuba diving, archery, rock climbing, film music, the history of Rock&Roll, and so much more. The university has many exploration courses to get you out of your rut.

  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for those who want a small school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit the school before deciding to attend, it may not be a good fit for some.

    Bang for the buck

    It is relatively cheap and the school is great.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are many fun activities to get involved with, and the people here are great!

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are very approachable and willing to help you succeed.

  • 11/17/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Really UI is good for any type of student. most classes are fairly small which is nice. The only draw back of the university is that there isn't much to do around it. but if you are the kind of person that is able to find fun anywhere they go then you wont have a problem.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't know anyone who is going to UI then join some clubs and make friends quick. if you don't you wont be doing much over the weekends. And because Pullman Washington it just a few miles away and they have a Wal-mart, a big movie theater, and a lot of fun stuff to do bringing a car would be nice (though parking might be a problem).

    Bang for the buck

    for me it was a good deal because i joined the Army ROTC program. and room/board isn't really that expensive. but i still think it could be cheaper. also if you are tight on cash the apartments in Moscow are cheaper to live in than the dorms if you split rent with a friend.

    Am enjoying being here

    Moscow Idaho is a small city. I'm from outside of Seattle so it was a little bit of a shock to discover that there really isn't much to do around town. there is a few clubs were you could dance and there is a hookah bar. but for me there isn't much to do. i really don't like the amount of country music that is played here (I am a metal fan). So if you do come to Moscow joining some clubs would be a good idea.

    Am learning a lot

    All of my classes are very interesting. I'm learning a lot. there are a lot of interesting core discovery classes like sports in American society. war in the virtual world, and some world religion classes. if you like learning about religions then go with The Sacred Journey it was the best class i have had so far.

  • 01/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like the look of an Ivy Leauge campus but don't want to pay an arm and a leg U of I Moscow is a wonderful place. The recreational availability of the rec center (which sports a rockwall, tons of excersize equiptment and tons of extra classes like yoga and zumba you can sign up for) as well as both the old and new arboretums is great. The new arboretum is absolutely gorgeous, and the old arboretum is great if you like the feel of a typical woodsy stroll. The library is a great place to study, which includes a 24 hour section called 'the fishbowl' where students can study well into the night. The town is small and incredibly friendly, its a great place to be!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend the University of Idaho in Moscow to anyone who likes being able to walk to virtually anywhere of consequence in town with little trouble at all. The campus is well laid out and from one end to the other its a ten minute walk at the maximum. If you don't want to walk all the way to WinCo, there's a bus that goes into town every day that's easy to use. I would recommend talking to your advisors about the classes you wish to take to complete your major, but most of all take advantage of the degree audit option on VandalWeb so you know whats going on as well!

    Bang for the buck

    With the WUE program the tuition is wonderfully manageable for an out of state student- only 150% of in state tuition. I have learned to avoid the bookstore if only because you save by buying books online, but they are very friendly and helpful if you do need to go to them for your texts. The ease of upward advancement and being placed in the right level has been pleasing. After taking the AP/IB classes that I did in high school, I have been well prepared for the workload and expectations of the professors here. I was able to get credit for those classes and jumped right in to a 200 level class for English based on my SAT scores. Also, because of the credits I received for my upper level classes in high school, I had already achieved the status of sophomore by the end of my first semester of college. That being said, I am well on my way to graduating early, and saving a great deal of money in my college experience overall.

    Am enjoying being here

    The student body is very diverse and allows for many different personalities to cohabitate nicely within the campus community. I am living in one of the sororities on campus and would highly recommend the Greek system to any incoming freshmen considering the U of I. The Greek community specifically gives a instant support network and the availability of a large network of friends. That being said, there is also the awesome opportunity to find those few people that you will become very close to over the course of your college career in the house.

    Am learning a lot

    So far I have been impressed with the range of subject matter for classes available to take here. Those classes that I have taken (apart from my least favorite subject of math- it was required) I have enjoyed and have gained much from. The English department is wonderful and the Spanish is as well. I absolutely love my Spanish professor and have gained a greater understanding of the language from her and am also planning on going on a year abroad in Ecuador thanks to her.

  • 02/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    U of I is wonderful for students who have financial need like me. I am paying for my college all by myself. This university is great for students who can balance their academic and social lives. In other words it's good for people who can have fun but also buckle down and work hard when they need to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many scholarships as possible. Get involved in student activities! It will make you happier than sitting in your dorm room all alone on a Saturday evening. Don't do drugs and drink while you're here because you will just fail out and all that money that you spent on an education that you get nothing out of because you were stupid will not come back. Be smart, do your work, and have fun in moderation.

    Bang for the buck

    So far I have gotten exactly what I am paying for, a wonderful education. My education here is worth way more than any material possession could ever measure up to.

    Am enjoying being here

    The University of Idaho is a fun academic environment. The teachers make classes interesting by teaching in different ways from high school. The teachers do not sit there and lecture you for hours. Instead they involve you in your learning process by asking you questions and making you actually think about what you are learning. Most of the students are young which creates a fun energetic environment. There are many campus activities to get involved in. Personally I am on the color guard in the band which is a lot of fun, hard work, and dedication. Being on a team or just in the band has given me a sense of being in a family here at college. Everywhere you look there will always be someone you know. All of the students and professors at U of I are very open and friendly. If you have an issue in a class your professor encourages you to talk to them one on one about it unlike other much larger universities where professors do not have time to have one on one communications with their students. Overall it is a wonderful university with many opportunities to be involved in campus life and so many wonderful people to meet.

    Am learning a lot

    As the saying goes you learn something new everyday however when I'm here I feel as if I'm learning something new every second. I'm not only learning academically I'm also learning about myself. I'm learning who I am while changing and growing even more as a person.

  • 02/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    University of Idaho is great for a variety of students. There are many engineering options here, so if you are interested in math and science then Idaho is a great option for you. There are a lot of great things for those who think more creatively as well, specifically in the College of Art and Architecture at U of I. The list of majors is extensive, and covers such a wide range of interests that I think that University of Idaho caters to almost any type of student.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest going to school with a positive, motivated attitude. Don't let the fact that it is college intimidate you. It will take work, and you won't necessarily be able to coast your way through, like some people have done in high school. As long as you apply yourself, do your work, and keep up with studying and the material you will do great!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is not bad for what you get at this university. I am on a WUE scholarship, which helps for out of state people like me. It also very much depends on what your major is. Tuition will stay the same, but professional fees vary depending on your major. Living on campus is the biggest expense for me. Each year I pay a little over $7000 to live in a double room and to have a meal plan. However, for that money, you get to make a lot of new friends, become a part of your hall, which in a way is like your own little community, and are guaranteed a variety of meals every day.

    Am enjoying being here

    I do enjoy attending classes and meeting new people here at the university. There are plenty of things to do on and off campus, and many programs that you can get involved in. Living on campus for your first year of college is required, but it's fun and a great way to meet new people. It depends on what kinds of things you enjoy doing in your free time. There are sports teams here at U of I that you can join for your hall in the dorms. There are a lot of outdoor activities that are fun, such as ultimate Frisbee on the Tower Lawn. There are parties, there are gatherings, there are events and competitions. There is a little something for everyone.

    Am learning a lot

    I do learn a lot in each class that I take. No class is a waste of time as long as you apply yourself and take the initiative to learn the material. There are a variety of classes to take inside and outside of every major, so picking classes that are in your area of interest is relatively easy.

  • 02/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Idaho is great for any type of student. There is a wide variety of students here and all seem very accepting towards other students of different backgrounds and ethnicities. I would recommend the University of Idaho to any high school graduate that I meet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for the workload. I treated my first semester of college like I was still in high school and it showed. Since then, I have realized what it takes to succeed in college and it is reachable if you try. Don't underestimate college, but don't let it intimidate you either.

    Bang for the buck

    For the amount of money that I am spending in order to go to the University of Idaho, I am learning far more than what I paid for. I feel like going to this college is a great investment and if I had the chance, I would choose this college again in a heartbeat.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone here is really friendly and easy to be around. The classroom atmosphere is very low stress even if the class is very intellectually demanding. The housing situation is very well organized and there are plenty of people available in case you have a question that needs answered. There are fun activities every week or so that are sponsored by the dorms and everyone is invited. Overall, I am really enjoying my college experience.

    Am learning a lot

    I learn an incredible amount in each class and as long as you are willing to pay attention and do the work, you will too. The classes are really interesting and they flow together really well. The teachers genuinely care about your grades and you as a person and they are all willing to help anyone that asks.

  • 04/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy. Love small hometowns. Sociable. ANY!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely make a visit and check out the whole campus and amenities. Make sure you're prepared for the different seasons of weather because it can get unpredictable sometimes.

    Bang for the buck

    All of the fees charged for tuition, room & board, meal plan, etc. seem to be reasonable prices and it's what one makes out of their classes that can make the classes even more rewarding.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's a great area with city-like activities to do, but a nice hometown feeling. The campus is attractive and is great for walking, as long as it's not raining or snowing a lot.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors in most of my classes have been very liberal with their teaching, meaning they allowed the students to somewhat take over the discussion and I've learned a lot through that experience. Most of the textbooks are easy to read and shares great knowledge in a more approachable way for students.

  • 05/17/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that don't mind the cold, but that also love having fun while learning lots.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, attend vandal Friday, and start saving now.

    Bang for the buck

    Although it may cost a lot for out-of-state it is worth it completely. The university is also good about giving out scholarships and loans to make sure that everyone accepted can pay for it.

    Will enjoy being here

    I'm and out-of-state student so I am excited to be away from home, but I am also excited to meet so many types of people and have fun while learning. Everyone is super nice, and wants to make new friends too, so say hi to everyone and have a good time.

    Will learn a lot

    Even when I was there for just the orientation I learned a lot from faculty members, and other student. Learning is important, and they have a variety of classes to decide from so you can always find something that interests you.

  • 08/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    University of Idaho is great for any student interested in the outdoors, music, engineering, law, biology, the arts, and general education. This school has a wide range of programs with enough classes and activities to interest any prospective student.

    Tips for prospective students

    It snows in Moscow, so be sure to get a hard soled winter boot, a big coat, and an umbrella in case of rain. The weather changes frequently, so always be prepared. Also, cars aren't required here, as everything is within walking or bike riding distance.

    Bang for the buck

    The financial aid at this school is absolutely incredible. They have work study programs for students, as well as plenty of opportunities for part time jobs if you are so motivated. The cost may seem high, but the education and opportunities you have here are absolutely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Moscow is like New York in that it never sleeps. There is always something to do in this cozy little town, and there's even more going on on campus. There are clubs and organizations for any interest you may have, and tons of shops and restaurants in the town for your enjoyment.

    Am learning a lot

    University of Idaho offers a plethora of classes for its students. They offer the usual curriculum (core classes like math, English, sciences, etc), while offering more unique courses like fencing, fly fishing, rock climbing, and even scuba.

  • 11/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    For high school Seniors, if possible make a trip up to Moscow and attend a Vandal Friday. It was a great experience and I learned a lot about the school. This is when I knew for sure this is were I wanted to attend college.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus and the town, everything is so close together. The campus is beautiful throughout all seasons. The Greek life here is also such a great experience that I will remember for a life the time.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are very interesting and the Professor really are here to help the students, the work load it what I expected from college and I feel the quality of the education is high.

  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i never feel unsafe here at u of i. i have walked all over campus at all hours of the night, and i have never felt uncomfortable. however, they could light certain places a little better.

    Greek Life

    greek life was one of the main reasons i came to u of i. we have a great group of students, with lots of opportunities to do so many things. as a freshman i came into the house and was elected as director of finance. there are many opportunities and connections to help you with your future and build a resume. we always have some sort of function going on, and you make friends very fast.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are clubs for just about anything you can think of, and you can even start your own. there is always something going on, on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    the university of idaho really does have something for everyone, unless you prefer to live in the big city.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    our homecoming week is a blast. there are so many events going on. we have a parade, and decorate all of campus. we also have a huge bonfire and fireworks show the night before the big game.

    Bang for the buck

    the mall always has great sales going on, and there are a variety of great (cheap) places for college students to eat. i really like smokey mountain pizzeria and la casa lopez.

    What to do for fun

    being a part of greek life is a great way to have fun and get involved on campus and around moscow.

    Food and Dining

    there are multiple places to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    our dorms aren't a bad choice, but the majority of people live in greek houses here. there are many housing options.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are challenging but i don't find myself getting frustrated.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit the school. once you walk onto the campus and learn about all it has to offer, you will know if it's right for you.

    In three sentences

    it has a beautiful ivy league feel, with all of the brick. our business program is nationally know. we have an amazing greek system.

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 117

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    Campus Safety

    There are actually security officers that walk around campus and are on call should there be any sort of dangerous situation. I do feel very safe here because I don't feel like the town has any true violent tendencies.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of the greek system but I do know many members of fraternities and sororities. having spoken with them of their experiences, I have heard of only great things about their friendships and events.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like i mentioned previously, the activities here are endless with an amazing amount of variety! From collegiate sports expanding, intramural sports, and all sorts of club sports and organizations, there is always something happening on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    I truly feel that the University of Idaho can be a fit for anyone. Everyone is so welcoming and enthusiastic here that there are really ways to accommodate everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is sad that the genuine friendliness is unusual, but it is true. Everyone here is so nice and welcoming that it is hard to not find it contagious. The community here is so close knit and accepting to all, it is hard not to really feel like you are a part of something.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a college where you will actually want to go to classes and really want to get involved in the university and community. It is really what you make it!

    What to do for fun

    Our campus rec center has a ton of options when it comes to activities. there are a ridiculous number of clubs and inter-mural sports from rock climbing in the rec to renting kayaks, among so many other things. There are also options off campus such as ice skating, shopping and seasonal outdoor activities.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many meal choices both on and off campus you will never be bored. Everything is withing walking distance and priced for college students. Choices range from Thai to Japanese, from the best burgers to the highest quality of organics. And with kitchens accessible to students in the dorms, you can always choose something different and learn to cook on you own or have a fun dinner with friends.

    Dorm Life

    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 from any of your given classes, the rec center, and variety of meal choices. This is where you will meet some of the best and longest lasting friends in your college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The great thing about college in general is that you can decide the route you want to take. Depending on the major you choose, your work load could really range from very little to very rigorous. But the beauty of the U of I is that, here, there is so much variety with counselors and professors that are here to help you, you are guaranteed to be successful no matter which direction you choose.

    Tips for prospective students

    I was a student in a hasty search for the right college for me. I used websites that matched me with a variety of colleges, and though some of them seemed great, when I actually visited them, I was no longer so excited. Some of my biggest tips for prospective students would be to always go and visit the campuses of schools you are interested in, to ask questions when you get there, and to make your life easier wherever it is that you decide to go, apply for grants and scholarships wherever you can. This way you will have few limitations as to where you can go and you will truly find the place you feel as a second home.

    In three sentences

    The U of I is a college that stands alone in college experience. I had looked at other schools before coming here and I knew immediately where I was going to spend the next 4 years. This is truly a place with such a variety of opportunities that, no matter what you are in search of, you will find it here at the University of Idaho.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 117

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    Campus Safety

    With a team of campus police officers working alongside campus security, the campus itself is very safe. At student orientation they give a safety meeting to tell students of ways to stay safe on campus as well as alert them to the dangers hiding in the shadows of any college campus. A safe walk is also offered so no student is forced to walk alone at any hour. I think that this campus is very safe for the number of students that inhabit it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over a hundred clubs offered for students at the U of I. Its not just sports programs, but also athletic clubs, study groups and groups supporting anything. All clubs are looking for new members and have regular meetings. I am a member of several clubs and think that having the ability to meet other students with common interests lessens the home sickness and makes you feel more welcome.

    Bang for the buck

    The rates for tuition and housing are quite fair, and they give you a lot of choices after you pay your fees. Meal plans can be spendy but they offer flex dollars that can be used anywhere on campus which allow you to choose where you eat.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities available for students on the U of I campus. The campus has its own movie theater in the Student Union building that often has free movie showings on the weekends. There are plenty of sporting events to attend, Go Vandals! Campus wide events include homecoming and Humans vs. Zombies for all students. Or you can spend a day at the student recreation center pumping iron. There is never a dull moment on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Campus dining has many options including the all you can eat cafeteria. Students buy mealplans or just pay with cash, but there is dining options all over campus, including a coffee shop and a Denny's. The cafeteria is right in the middle of the dorms so it is easy access to students living on campus. Everywhere has good food and is relatively worth the money you pay.

    Dorm Life

    There are several dorm buildings on campus at the University of Idaho, from residence halls to single dorm rooms. The dorms are right in the middle of campus, providing easy walking distance to classes within ten minutes. There are plenty of choices, from apartment style rooms to single rooms. All of the rooms have plenty of space and have bathrooms available.

    Academic Rigor

    There are hundreds of available courses at this school, from academic to recreation classes. Once you have a major the classes you take will give you hands on experience as well as the proper knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    People who are looking for a smaller college town and great classes should look into attending the University of Idaho. It is quite affordable for in state and out of state students and the experience is worth the money.

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho has a great campus. All of the professors know the material and are able to teach their courses well. Overall it is a really good college for all majors.

  • 05/09/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 117

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    Great for these types of students

    If you don't enjoy the cold then Moscows not the best place to be, but other wise it's an awsome town!

    Bang for the buck

    You learn alot for the amount of money you pay.

    Will enjoy being here

    It has some really cold winters and lots of wind!

    Will learn a lot

    This school has a really wide corriculum

  • 12/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 117

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    Great for these types of students

    The University of Idaho is a great school for anyone. It has one of the best natural resourses and law program in the west. U of I is an amazing school and everyone should check it out.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Idaho is an amazing school. There are so many cool and interesting people. There is always something fun and interesting to do and learn.

  • 06/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in your college early! Get to know professors and advisors!

    Am enjoying being here

    Definately join the greek system. Completes the college experience.

    Am learning a lot

    Each class is challenging in its own way.

  • 07/21/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 117

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    Will learn a lot

    This small scale university provides the big college feel without making feel like a number vs. A name.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 117

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    Great for these types of students

    One of this school's greatest features is that it accommodates all types of students!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are unsure come visit the campus and experience the life of a University of Idaho college student, you'll love it!

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, even with out of state tuition i am getting my moneys worth!

    Am enjoying being here

    It has been a life changing experience!

    Am learning a lot

    I have experienced really great teachers!

  • 12/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 117

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    Great for these types of students

    Serious students who wants to be challenged in the classroom and earn their degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come into school with an open mind and try not to drink yourself into failing.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 117

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    Great for these types of students

    Many of the students I've spoken with came from small towns, and it's really a great school if you're from a rural area because the setting is familiar and the classes are usually small. However, the school will still broaden your horizons because it is fairly diverse and you can sometimes overhear conversations in four different languages simply while walking to the TLC building. From what I've heard, UOI has a great engineering program, and I believe they also have good languages courses. You can even take language courses from WSU while going to UOI,.

    Tips for prospective students

    In Idaho, you're required to have health insurance in order to be an university student. You can buy a health insurance policy called SHIP from the university, but if you shop around, you can probably find a cheaper solution. Also, don't make my mistake with textbooks. If you're going to sell them back to the bookstore, wait until the official buyback week email goes out. You'll be able to sell them back for much more that week.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm no expert when it comes to the comparative financial details of colleges, but UOI is the most affordable college I applied to, yet it has many more programs and opportunities than a few of the colleges I looked at.

    Am enjoying being here

    While Moscow isn't the prettiest town, the campus of UOI is a beautiful and exciting place to be. There's always some free event for students to attend: a movie at the Borah Theater, a football game in the Kibbie Dome, a play put on by the theater department, and much more. There is an air of openness and friendliness on campus. It still has the typical campus problems of students drinking and caroling in the parking lot at one in the morning., but there is a great deal of wonderful randomness, such as discovering a pine tree wearing underwear in the elevator or a group of students playing Jedi Quidditch on the Tower lawn. The only thing I miss on campus is sleep.

    Am learning a lot

    In some scholastic settings, if you read ahead in your textbook, you'll have all the information you're going to get from the class. This is not true for University of Idaho. The teachers are enthusiastic and experienced in the fields they teach and they emphasize learning by doing. Every professor I've met has been very approachable and glad to help with scholastic problems.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like a small town atmosphere or the outdoors. I'm from a big city but I love the trails they have right on campus you can use for running, biking, or even roller skating.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep on top of your work and try not to procrastinate too much. It will help enormously in the long run!

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    30 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    its a well lit campus and you will see campus security walking around at night and there are always people out.

    Greek Life

    the greek life is good at u of i but it is not all about the greek so if you want to go greek its a good place to go and even if not.

    Clubs and Activities

    any club you can think of and if they don't have it you can get one started very easily.

    Great for these types of students

    any type of person can fit in but if you are use to a city and want a city you won't find that at idaho.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the arboretum is a very unique place on campus and people often run in the mornings and groups of kids will play hide and seek and games at night.

    Bang for the buck

    once you live off campus the school is very affordable and you will get a lot for your money. first year is the most expensive due to room and board.

    What to do for fun

    so many things to do for fun at this school. they have an amazing recreation center. they also offer a very good intramural program will have almost any sport you can think of. also they have club sports which is a more competitive level.

    Food and Dining

    bob's seems great at first but after 2 weeks its the same food. many people start out with as many meals you can get in a meal plan and end up moving down to the least. the 6th street market is a good place to go where you are given money to spend there and they are a mini grocery store.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms themselves are not good but the people you meet are usually friendly and helps you get into clubs and intramural. there will always be that one room mate you don't get a long with but you don't have to be with them for to long so hang in there.

    Academic Rigor

    it often depends on you major but the academics at idaho is very good and they offer a lot of help with these.

    Tips for prospective students

    look at the majors you are looking into and check out the program and who the advisor is for it and contact them to create a relationship with them.

    In three sentences

    the people and campus feel of the college is excellent. often times the councilors don't always know what they are talking about, so you do a lot yourself. it has many extra activities and clubs to join and easy to feel apart of them.

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    moscow, idaho / the campus seems to be a very safe and comfortable place. never have i walked somewhere on campus with concern about who i might walk by. everyone seems to be very nice.

    Greek Life

    need they say more?

    Clubs and Activities

    many!

    Great for these types of students

    this school is great for everyone. the current student population is that of a large, diverse group of people.

    Bang for the buck

    it's worth it. great experience.

    What to do for fun

    there are many things to do for fun around here. we have a golf course, swimming pool, arboretum, frisbee golf, and a very spacious gym. in the gym, there are basketball courts, a climbing wall, and everything else that usually comes with a gym. there are also tennis courts and football fields if that's your thing!

    Food and Dining

    food and dining is pretty good! the cafeteria employment and volunteers makes a strong effort in keeping it clean, and organized. they are very big on recycling. they usually serve a plethora of different kinds of food; mexican, chinese, italian, salads, etc.

    Dorm Life

    i personally never have lived in a dorm, but my wife has, and i often visited her there when we were engaged. she really enjoyed her experience there at the llc's, wherein she made life-time friends. i was really impressed with how friendly everyone is in dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    academia is this college's middle name. there is much excitement around campus to make a difference in the student's lives, and reach out to build a network for after graduation.

    Tips for prospective students

    this school really means business. if you come here, be ready to learn and be prepared to work hard. the university of idaho takes its programs very seriously, and does all that it can to ensure qualified degrees.

    In three sentences

    it's a great university wherein the professors are all there to help you progress academically. this school is about what you can do for others, and provides many opportunities for someone to serve fellow students and their community. i am really enjoying it here so far.

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus has police that patrol regularly, also there are always people around so if something does go wrong then many people are around to help.

    Greek Life

    greek life is huge at the university of idaho. we even have two greek rows'. this is a great university to attend if you would like to become part of greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are over 50 clubs and activities here on campus that are open for students; something for everyone! it's also possible to start your own club, and even get funding for it.

    Bang for the buck

    the university of idaho is definitely worth the money it costs to come here. the campus feels like a tight-knit community and moscow itself welcomes college students with open arms. it's a great home away from home.

    What to do for fun

    there is always something to do here in moscow. since moscow isn't very big, and the university is right next to down town it's very easy to walk downtown from campus. there are many coffee shops, a theater, and tons of interesting restaurants to choose from. there are also always sporting events going on.

    Food and Dining

    the main place to get food on campus is called bob's. bob's doesn't always have the best food, but they have been making many improvements and it's getting better every year. this year they added fresh locally grown produce, and all of the beef is from our cows right here in moscow.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life at the university of idaho is fantastic. living in the dorms is probably the best way to meet people and make friends. there are many activities that halls, and whole buildings do together. there is always someone around, and you can always find someone who is going through the same freshman things that you are.

    Academic Rigor

    the university of idaho's classes are fairly challenging overall. they take time and effort, but at the same time they are not too hard. most professors will give you a weekly time estimate for how many hours to put towards the class, follow this and you will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    the biggest piece of advice i can offer is to keep your mind open. always consider trying new things, and don't be afraid to go right up to people and start a conversation. going to college is all about opening up and personal growth.

    In three sentences

    the university of idaho has a wonderful community of students. the campus is bursting with school spirit, and there is always a sports event to go cheer on your fellow vandals at! overall becoming a university of idaho vandal is one of the best decisions you'll ever make.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 117

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    Campus Safety

    security is a big deal here! security guards make rounds around the residence halls once a night, and they have a 24 hour number you can call for most anything, even if you just want someone to walk you home. most places are well lit, and accessible. not many sketchy back alleys.

    Clubs and Activities

    easy to find if you seek them out. there are always fliers posted around campus and palousafest at the beginning of the year is a great way to find clubs to join at the beginning of the year.

    Great for these types of students

    any type of student! especially those from small towns seeking other relativly small towns. however, if you are used to a lot of hustle and bustle (like maybe you lived in the heart of ny city for most of your life) moscow could be a little boring to you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i'm not sure about traditions, but the arboritium is beautiful. it has every tree in the pacific north west (or something like that). there's also a tree on the admin lawn that was planted by teddy roosevelt and one right next to it that was planted by taft.

    Bang for the buck

    i'm not quite sure what this is asking, but i think u of i was totally worth what i paid (and i'm an out of state student)!

    What to do for fun

    i'm a bit of an academic, so i don't get out a lot. however, there is certainly a lot to do here. jamms, across the street, is a must. it's frozen yogurt and it's absolutly delicious. there's also saturday farmers markets and a small mall down the road. if you happen to be feeling really adventurous there are also monthly drag shows about half a mile away.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria is okay, but eventually it gets really mundane. students living on campus are required to buy a meal plan. choose a plan with less cafeteria meals and more flex dollars! eating reheated cafeteria food gets old.

    Dorm Life

    couldn't have asked for more in my first year! i lived in the tower which is an entirely freshman residence hall. i had a blast, and made a ton of friens. definatly worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    obviously some programs will be better than others. i can't speak for all the classes, but the ones i've taken for my major so far have been very rigorous and thought provoking (i'm a biology major). i also know we have pretty strong theatre, and engineering departments.

    Tips for prospective students

    have an open line of communication with your advisor. and if you don't like him/her, you can switch. also, make sure you know the core requirements for graduation and plan accordingly. (some classes are only avalible in the fall, some only in the spring.)

    In three sentences

    awesome!!!! overall a great college.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there is always something going on at the university of idaho, whether it is a live band or some kind of rally. currently, there is a jazz festival that is world famous happening right on campus.

    Food and Dining

    the food and dining is a buffet that has different meals every day and the variety covers several dishes from many cultures.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms here are spacious enough and clean. plus, you will get to know a lot of new people who live either next to you or down the hall.

    Academic Rigor

    this is not like highschool, work will have to be completed and on time. you will have to attend the classes and actually take notes, but it's all part of a growing experience of you maturing into a adult.

    Tips for prospective students

    to all of those students who are looking at the university of idaho, if you are wanting diversity, it is here; if you are wanting helpful professors, they are here. so the university of idaho has what you need for a great college experience.

    In three sentences

    being here are the university of idaho has been a great experience for me. i have been given the opportunity to be part of some many service projects/clubs. i will continue to go on service projects and stay in clubs around campus.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there is a walk safe program on campus that you can call. it allows you to call and have a walking buddy at any time you feel isn't safe or when it's dark outside.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    traditionally the i bench was for seniors only. they could throw underlings in a fountain nearby if the lower classmen were caught siting on the bench. the fountain is decades gone but i've never seen lower classmen sitting there.

    Bang for the buck

    with only a few small scholarships, i've managed to stay completely out of debt. even with out-of-state tuition, many of my out-of-state friends say it's great.

    What to do for fun

    there's iceskating in town, movies, a neat new frozen yogurt shop, and there's always the option of hiking or sledding out on moscow mountain.

    Food and Dining

    i live off-campus but have tried all the food services besides the greek dining. it's affordable, filling, and pretty good.

    Academic Rigor

    i am in some classes that certainly push my limits mentally. it's good to have to think when you are paying for school.

    Tips for prospective students

    check your email frequently and find your way around the university home page before school starts. if you are passionate about something, you will be able to do the work, even if it's tough, but stay organized.

    In three sentences

    the u of i has a beautiful campus and friendly atmosphere. many of the classes are around 30-40 people and teachers are very helpful, especially when you need help with class work. go vandals!!!

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    intramural sports, etc. there's a club in pullman, about 15 miles away, that admits 18+.

    Food and Dining

    bob's diner is the main place that people eat, since it's included in your meal plan. you also get a certain amount of flex dollars with your meal plan, which are on your student card and can only be used in certain places on campus. there is also a denny's, an einstein's bros bagels, and another cafeteria in the commons.

    Dorm Life

    living in dorms is required for freshman so if that isn't what you want, i don't recommend ui. the housing department can be hard to deal with so make sure you know for sure what building you want to live in when you make your housing deposit.

    Academic Rigor

    i'm only a freshman so i haven't taken a lot of hard classes, but i have found that most classes are mostly homework and no in-class work.

    Tips for prospective students

    bring warm clothes!!! it's hot for the first few months and then freezing basically the rest of the year. and windy, always windy.

    In three sentences

    beautiful campus, a good sense of community, and plenty of organizations to get involved with. awesome historic buildings, friendly professors. not a lot of nightlife if you're not involved in greek life but you can usually find something!

  • 03/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    DONT GO GREEK!!!!!!!!!

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state tuition prices are ridiculous but the in state option after your first year is great.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something happening on campus or in Moscow. You just have to read the fliers that are ALL OVER.

    Food and Dining

    It was struggling for a while but SUDEXO is making some changes...all for the better.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is different for everyone. It's based on your roommate experience and how involved you are.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging so do not expect that you can just skate by.

    Tips for prospective students

    Once you are accepted check your vandal web and vandal email accounts frequently because you may miss something very important if you do not.

    In three sentences

    The university has its pros and cons. A major pro is that many of the classes do not exceed 30. On the other hand, a major con is that in many cases you are just a number.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very secure and safe. Every pathway is lit by street lights so night walks are enjoyable and safe. The paths are heated as well to keep the ice and snow off the sidewalks.

    Clubs and Activities

    For VTD Majors or people interested in design. Integrated Designers, Educators, Artists (IDEA) is just for you. There is a photography club, snowboard club and really any club you can think of, there is most likely one for it.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone really. So many different types of students attend and most people love it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Humans vs. Zombies is held at least once a semester. It's worth checking out. You can look them up on facebook or online. It's a lot of fun.

    Bang for the buck

    For the education you will recieve, the price is worth it. Nothing can compare.

    What to do for fun

    Moscow is great for any outdoors person. Beautiful scenery and everything you could want to do is close to the city.

    Food and Dining

    Bob's Place is an all you can eat buffet. There is a Denny's in the LLC Dorms and a great cafeteria in the Commons. The all you can eat buffet should be enough motive for you food lovers!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are a great way to meet people and make friends who may be your friends forever.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are outstanding. I have enjoyed every class I have taken, even the core english/math/science classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework and manage your time well.

    In three sentences

    The U of I campus has beautiful scenery, friendly students and professors and never ending chances to create memories. The academics of U of I are outstanding and for the tuition price, nothing compares. The courses offered at U of I are some of the best and you can really meet some great people and have great experiences attending the University of Idaho.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 117

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Intermural sports are great, clubs for every major and a lot of other outside activities available.

    Food and Dining

    Great coffee shops, food overall pretty good but could have healthier options.

    Dorm Life

    Great activities available for people in dorms and this makes it easier for new students to make life long friends for college. Required to live on campus first year and this is a great this the university implements.

    Academic Rigor

    The Business program is very difficult but very stimulating.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try getting into outside activities, clubs etc... early on in your college career.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus, with great overall buildings where classes are held. Professors are there for the students and will do anything in their power to help their students. A lot of great activities, lectures, etc... available outside of class for the students.

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    The school has tons of clubs for just about every major, and there is always some kind of activities on campus.

    What to do for fun

    I don't have a lot of time to have fun, I'm currently taking 21credits and work a few hours in the early early mornings. The fun I have is going home, you don't think you will miss it tell you actually live somewhere else

    Food and Dining

    There is great dining on the campus and just a few blocks away is down town with amazing food and from all different cultures.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms I live off campus but have heard they are nice and plus your right on campus can't ever be late.

    Tips for prospective students

    Avoid taking professor Miere if possible for psychology

    In three sentences

    Awesome, good education and really great professors

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 117

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Bike rides.

    Tips for prospective students

    You get out of school what effort you put into it.

    In three sentences

    Nice school to attend. Has wide choice of majors. Great campus.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are respectable and nice; always looking out for the safety of the kids. The police arrive on the scene in great time if it is necessary for them to come, and there is a good relationship between the students and officers that keep us all safer.

    Greek Life

    Amazing, the best Greek system in Idaho, and the Greeks are the biggest contributors to our communities. We stress the importance of future development and community service to develop fine men and women for the world.

    Clubs and Activities

    It is very easy to start a club or any activity you want.

    Great for these types of students

    Driven kids, low income families, and those people who don't want to be in debt forever.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a tree planted by Teddy Roosevelt on campus, a building dedicated to the man who helped develop teflon, and Greek houses that hold traditions back into the late 1800's.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap school for outstanding return.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out at a fraternity, go play sports, watch a movie, or talk to your professors.

    Food and Dining

    Only two main restaurants on campus, makes it hard to have a variety.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life isn't bad but there aren't a whole lot of options, past the living learning communities, that the dorm kids can choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are what you make of them, so you can take easy classes or actually challenge yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go greek, be persistent, and treat college like a job.

    In three sentences

    The U of I is a campus full of life and fun activities for all people. The thing that makes U of I stand is its vibrant Greek community. With all the Greek houses, this university develops people for future success and not just good grades.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Good safety. Always travel in groups and be safe and you should be fine.

    Greek Life

    Good lots of different houses for all types.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list. Most colleges (arts, Ag, Business, Engineering, ect) have at least 3 per college and then there are the sport events that the rec center offers.

    Great for these types of students

    People who love the snow and also like a daily change in the weather. Who like the small down town feel but somewhat in the big area of a country

    Bang for the buck

    Good scholarship and grant opportunities. For out of state students see if you qualify for the WUE- Western Undergraduate Exchange there are several states that are grouped within this and offer out of state students a lower tuiton rate (apporx. $1000 more then in-state students pay, but $5000-10000 less then regular out of state students)

    What to do for fun

    Their are inturmural sports, weekend events that the community of moscow puts on, the SUB (on campus) offers weekend movies for $2/person, local shopping, bike trails, and skiing mountains are only 90 minutes away. Spokane is about an hour away, and Pullman (WSU campus) is only 8 miles away.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has one dining hall and then the commons has a food court - set up like a mall would, with multiple food offering. The main dining hall has 6-8 types of food choices (pizza, italian, hamburgers, noodles, deli, soups, etc.) they are open throughout the day and also offer a late night food session for those who have late classes or are up studying and need a quick break. the food is good ...but sometimes if you dont change it up with what you eat it will get tiresome.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the tower on campus and loved it... i got to meet lots of new people and built friendships. You live on a floor with either all girls/guys ... they are single sex floors with a shared community bathroom on each floor.... the floors normally alternate girl/boy. The Wallace Complex has either singles sex floors or co-ed floors (you get to choose) you share a room with one person and then have a shared bathroom with another 2 people. The LLC complex is set up like apartment living- you have 2-4 roommates (most have their own room) and a shared small kitchen, living, and bathroom... then downstairs on the ground floor is a large living room setting and a large double kitchen for personal cooking.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major really .... some majors require lots of out of class work but in the end you feel very accomplished and the hard work pays off. Other majors dont require so much work but are still fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring snow boots and an umbrella. The weather is beautiful but there is a few months that are full of snow. There are several areas to hang out and work on homework either with groups or individually. The TLC (commons) and the Student Union Building are great places to grad lunch or coffee and study with friends.

    In three sentences

    Great College, very friendly, the downtown area is great and supports the college well - with events on the weekends as well as providing jobs for college students. The school is mid size, close knit with all majors and a very warm and inviting school to come and learn and earn a degree!

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a very safe campus, although the recent debate on whether to allow handguns on campus is fairly disturbing. There are quite a few Military students enrolled.

    Clubs and Activities

    Almost every department and college has a club, featuring research and funding opportunities. Shades of Black, the Native American Pow Wow, and Latin American Days are examples of several day events that happen throughout the school year. There are quite a few events to attend that are socially important, especially the Borah Symposium, and Jesse Jackson spoke here about a year ago.

    Great for these types of students

    Rural, agriculturally-based students who need to see the world slowly. It is a safe campus, and there are three churches there. It is also a great opportunity to travel abroad for programs through the school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have established the first year of Zombie Wars, which entails wearing flags and chasing each other around the campus with plastic weapons. The OccupyWallstreet group held a small protest at the Commons, and there are bibles given out on the street corners on campus about 3-5 times a year. The Arboretum, however, is one of the best in the area! We also have our own golf course. Recently, the term Flagship was removed from the school's description, in an attempt to raise BSU to its standards, but it is still the only school in the area that actually fits the description.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a good experience and it is still fairly inexpensive in comparison to other colleges and universities. It could stand a great deal more diversity, however.

    What to do for fun

    There is a great deal of camping, swimming, and hiking in the area. Moscow Mountain is a beautiful retreat. There are parades, fireworks, and local community walks and sports as well.

    Food and Dining

    There is healthy and fast food dining in the Commons, and in one of the residential halls.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are close to campus and also very safe. They close down for the summers, however, and the students that stay in town must seek temporary housing for two and a half months which is difficult.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, the classroom sizes are fair, and therefore the rigor in the classes is a more one on one, making it easier to complete assignments. I would rate it as a fair amount of homework and exams. It doesn't seem very difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is not a very diverse university, which they are trying to change. However, they keep raising their tuition, and still are combining more classes than ever. If you are not interested in agriculture or forestry, it might be wise to go elsewhere.

    In three sentences

    It is a rural university in a conservative state. The programs are limited, but it is the best in the area. Agriculture and forestry, and biofuel research are its biggest advantages.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    A very safe campus. I have not heard of any violent acts in my 3 years here.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is HUGE and there is always something happening on Greek row.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a limited choice of outdoor activities, but due to the weather there are only a few winter sports available.

    Great for these types of students

    For those who like hiking and winter sports.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The arboretum is very cool, I recommend checking it out.

    Bang for the buck

    It is the third cheapest 4- year college for instate students. It has a great value.

    What to do for fun

    Party, drink and socialize with friends. There is skiing about 1.5 hours away and sledding is almost always an option.

    Tips for prospective students

    First, try to get into The Tower as a dorm as it is a much more social environment and newer and nicer for the same price. Also, bring warm clothes because the weather is cold and wet.

    In three sentences

    It is a fairly average school. It has nothing spectacular to offer, however it is not lacking in any specific area.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Excellent.

    Greek Life

    it's good

    Clubs and Activities

    fun with a wide range.. from intramural to dorms.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming at UI is great.

    What to do for fun

    Outdoors (hiking, hanging by the coffee shops, downtown Moscow is pretty epic)

    Food and Dining

    Again, this depends on personal choice but i like the food about 97% of the time.

    Dorm Life

    :) it's great!

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply Early (Financial aid is first come-first serve basis)

    In three sentences

    It's a pretty good school, not too big, not too small. UI is a great small town school, it's easy to focus on school since there are not many distractions

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They show a lot of movies on campus and have an outdoors program.

    Food and Dining

    Some food is okay. The main dining hall is not the best but you can get other food around campus but prices are high.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the norms at the University of Idaho.

    Academic Rigor

    They keep to the rules that are set and there is not many ways to get around them. They set standards high.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would not register for too many classes and over load yourself, i learned that one the hard way.

    In three sentences

    I really like the campus, it is very down to earth. It is the perfect size not too big and not too small. It is also easy to find work study programs.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is top of the line and a high priority at this university. Their regulations and procedures are designed to ensure that at no point does anyone feel that they are in danger.

    Greek Life

    The University of Idaho offers one of the most rewarding Greek life experiences in the region. The frats and sororities are rich with tradition that connects both the past and present. They are very active in organizing campus events that help to bring everyone at the university together and have a good time.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities at the University of Idaho are top of the line and help to provide the best possible college experience. The variety of what they offer helps to introduce people to new cultures and beliefs, while at the same time meeting new people that share the same interests as you. These organizations are a great way to relax and blow off steam with things that you really enjoy.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Idaho is fantastic for students that are interested in immersing themselves in a quality education and joining a close-knit community. Year in and year out this university is regarded as one of the top institutions in the region, so after four years you will be well prepared for your future career. This university is also great for those students are interested in a smaller sized campus that limits the overwhelming feeling that many first year students feel when the first come to college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As far as traditions or locations on campus go it really depends on what things you decide to do. All of the clubs, frats, sororities, and athletic events all have special things that they do in order to bring all of their members together. So if you want to be apart of these special things then it would be really beneficial for you to research different organizations that you would be interested in joining.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that the university provides enough quality academic and extracurricular resources to provide a top notch college experience. They provide information on how to make paying for college more feasible and worthwhile. Also between the quality education and all of the things to do all of the money that you spend will be well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    When it comes to having fun there are tons of things that the university offers. They provide intramural sports, a top of the line recreation center, and hundreds of different events that you can go to depending on whatever your interests are. There are also tons of clubs and organizations that you can join to expand your cultural horizons and have fun with people that have similar interests.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining on campus was very good and is only getting better. The university is always considering to things to offer and how to improve what they already offer. There is a wide variety of places to eat that are always available to go to during a long day of classes.

    Dorm Life

    Overall I was very pleased with my dorm experience because it was really the deciding factor in whether or not I had a positive first year. I was able to make tons of new friends that I studied with and went with to all kinds of campus events. All of the new relationships that I developed through living in the dorms I feel will last through my next three years and and make my college experience that much more rewarding.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that the University of Idaho is a top class academic institution. Every year they are working to improve facilities and provide the best educational experience possible for their students. They also provide tough, well-rounded courses that challenge you intellectually to achieve your full potential as a student.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice for incoming students is that your college experience is really only what you make of it. It's really important that you step out of your comfort zone from time to time in order to try new things and meet new people. So if you go out of your way to go to meet people, join clubs, and attend campus wide events then your overall college experience will be that much better.

    In three sentences

    After my first year I couldn't be happier with my decision to attend the University of Idaho. I really enjoyed participating in extracurricular activities like intramural sports, community service projects, special cultural events, and athletic events. I also am very pleased with the availability of the numerous on-campus academic support groups and the professors themselves always make time to help you with your studies.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security here is excellent. They're out of the way when everything is fine, and when something is going wrong there are there in a heartbeat. The officers are friendly and easy to get along with.

    What to do for fun

    The arboretum is a great place to go for a stroll and enjoy the scenery. Downtown is only a few minutes away, and there are plenty of shops and restaurants. There are sports events nearly every day, though I haven't been to any, so I can't comment on how entertaining they may be.

    Food and Dining

    The food is excellent until you get used to it. Then it is expensive and low quality. You will miss real food. The food here is healthy and has vegan and vegetarian options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are what you make of them. If you want to make friends and hang out, you will have no trouble finding people to join you in whatever interest you may have. If you want privacy, it will be easy to find quiet places to study. The RAs are good at keeping the noise level down and the dorms enjoyable.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are going for a civil engineering major, be prepared to work very hard. Nearly all of your classes with be brimming with math and logic problems. If you have to work, take 12 credits and work no more that twenty hours a week. You may not succeed otherwise.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have to get a job here, come down about a month before school starts. The town will be nearly empty and many places are hiring. Also, if you have to work, try to avoid the required meal plan. You will most likely waste most of the meals, (which are not refunded and expire at the end of each week) which will waste hundreds of dollars.

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho is a pleasant learning environment with everything a student could need to succeed. There is plenty to do when you are not busy with homework such as joining one of a plethora of clubs hosted here on campus. The students and faculty here are friendly and helpful.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are plenty of street lights if you're worried about walking in the dark. There is a 'Safe Walk' organization that is generous and always available. The easiest way to stay safe is to know where you're going, and to have good friends with you.

    Clubs and Activities

    Free movies at the SUB are pretty frequent, and always fun because most of them are classics. There is a plethora of clubs and groups to be involved in-it's worth it to explore them to find your common interests.

    Great for these types of students

    The business dept. is really strong-particularly accounting. Music students will also thrive in that department: there's at least one concert a week, a ton of student recitals, and awesome involvement for majors and non majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The new arboretum on campus is really amazing and makes for a good walk-or a really intense game of hide and seek/sardines at night.

    What to do for fun

    Look for events around campus-there's always something going on. And it's also fun to go to something you've never done before or never thought you'd be interested in, like guest speakers, volunteering, and club events. And when you make friends, find fun things to do that you can only do in college, or on that campus, to make your years really memorable.

    Food and Dining

    There's a large variety of food in the main cafeteria, and the two coffee places on campus have good food and are nice for pick-me-ups throughout the day.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't anything amazing or spectacular, but most of them are comfortable and efficient for college life. It's important to choose a dorm that is closest to the majority of your classes, in case you have to run home if you forgot something for class.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I have heard about other departments, a four-star rating would be accurate for an average. Some departments are really strong, and others can use serious improvement.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely visit the campus to get familiar with your potential department and the people involved, including students. If the department you're interested in doesn't look like your kind of learning experience, look into other schools where your specific department really excels. Reaching out to make friends is really beneficial to enjoying your experience, and it's easiest to make friends within your living group or major program.

    In three sentences

    The U of I campus is absolutely beautiful, during all seasons of the year. The Campus is manageable for passing between classes, and the occasional hill makes for a good, easy workout. There are a ton of resources and you're sure to find exactly what you need and want out of your college experience.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is friendly and safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs that will fill any interest you may have.

    Bang for the buck

    The University is one of the cheapest places around, but is a high quality institution.

    What to do for fun

    The town is full of artistic and musical events in and around campus. There are many clubs through the school that are sure to fill anyone's interests. There's also a golf course, movie theatre, arboretum, and a REC center.

    Food and Dining

    Food is decent. If you're a first year student, you must purchase a meal plan. The plan pays for a certain a mount of meals a week and extra Flex Dollars that can be spent outside of the designated meals a week. The plan is expensive and the food is mediocre, but it's good to not have to worry about food expenses your first year.

    Dorm Life

    There's a good sense of community in the dorms. I lived in the dorms my first year there and I made a lot of close friends during that time.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes vary just like anywhere else. On the whole, most professor are highly qualified and interesting to listen to. There;s a good variety of classes so students have many options.

    Tips for prospective students

    It would be a good service to yourself if you became acquainted with the campus. There are many opportunities and great extra-curricular activities outside of class that make U of I worth while.

    In three sentences

    Moscow and the University both have friendly and diverse atmospheres. The university has a beautiful campus and many outdoor recreational facilities. The art program I am in has many friendly and helpful faculty members and the classes that are provided are high quality.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very Very Safe

    What to do for fun

    Pretty much anything. There is sooo much that goes on up here/

    Food and Dining

    Bob's. It's not the best, but for having to feed a whole campus it is pretty good. Better than cooking for yourself or eating at the campus dennys. There is food places locaed close to campus and even on campus in the commons.

    Dorm Life

    LOVE IT! You get to meet a ton of people from living on campus. It's the best way to start off your college education.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not too hard. You just have to listen to what they say on syllabus day. They explain what they expect from you as a student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open! Be social (it's hard sometimes, but it's worth it) and most importantly FIND A STUDY SCHEDULE AND STICK TO IT!

    In three sentences

    This is an exciting school with many opportunities. There are a ton of things going on campus all the time. There are so many nice people to meet, and everyone is so friendly.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is campus security personnel on campus walking and at nights and early mornings they are available to walk you from place to place so that you don't have to walk alone. I wish there was better lighting in some spots, and maybe some safety system put in place, but other than that safety on campus is fairly good.

    Greek Life

    I really enjoy the Greek Life atmosphere because I have met so many new friends, gained many leadership skills, and have experienced many different situations.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of options for joining different clubs and activities. I am in a Greek organization, as well as two other clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy, fun, want to experience small town living, and nerdy people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I can't think of any unusual traditions other than the hello walkway, where you are supposed to say hi to every person that you walk by on that walkway.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though I am an out of state resident, the bang for the buck I believe is pretty good. I enjoy the campus and what the school has to offer. I enjoy listening and learning from my professor and think they are very knowledgeable. Its a nice small community compared to the other schools I applied too and i like how i have so many friends because of that. It is definitely easy to find people to sit with on campus and catch up with.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy going to movies in Moscow and Pullman, dinner, dancing at CJ's, and hanging out with friends. The arboretums are fun to run in, as well as picnic in. Shopping with friends at the Palouse Mall is always fun, as well as walks around main street.

    Food and Dining

    On campus dining is pretty good. I have eaten on campus for two years now, and even being lactose intolerant it has not been that challenging to find something that i can eat. Bobs is buffet style and all you can eat, while there is also Denny's that is open late nights, which is nice when you study so long and skip meals. The commons is buffet style but not all you can eat, and they have a good variety of items to choose from. Einsteins Bagels in the Commons is really convenient and nice to have for coffee between classes or for meeting up with friends. There are two sisters brews which are coffee stands that make better coffee then Einsteins Coffee does, personal opinion. There is a coffee shop in the SUB which is nice when you are studying in the morning over that way, but also there is a Starbucks in the UI Bookstore close to the SUB.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the tower my freshman year and it was decent. I felt it was hard to make friends. The rooms were nicely divided, and there was plenty of space for everything plus some. The tower was right across from the student rec center where we worked out, which was really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The honors classes are very rigorous, while regular classes are not too bad. As always expect lots of homework, for teachers expect you to have time to spend doing it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go Greek! Keep academics a priority and like a job that you have to spend the majority of your day doing. Because there are always distractions, also learn how to say no to some things. Volunteer any chances you get, and Study Abroad.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful in all seasons, especially fall and spring. The majority of classes I have taken consist of around 30-60 people. The professors are really involved, and have always been there for me when I have needed extra help or had questions.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have a safe walk service.

    Bang for the buck

    Apply for lots of scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    Work out at the Recreation Center.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options.

    Dorm Life

    Loved living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Learn good study skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention to blackboard. Look at all the majors in degree audit by using the what if option. Go to class.

    In three sentences

    It has a great math department. Campus life is very active. The website is hard to navigate.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has taken some steps to increase security on campus but particularly at night, there could be more services offered to ensure the protection of all students.

    Greek Life

    The campus has a large and vibrant Greek life. The houses are actively involved in campus activities and organizations. It is a great place to get plugged in to what is happening on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everyone can find something to do or some group to be part of. Students also have to opportunity to create new groups relatively easily and I have seen several new groups form and flourish.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A lot of people love to go downtown to this hot dog stand that gets set up only on weekend nights. It is not uncommon to hear people going at 2 or 3 am to get hot dogs.

    Bang for the buck

    Especially for in-state students, the University of Idaho is a great place to go to get a good, and well-priced, education.

    What to do for fun

    Moscow is a fun little town to live in. It is definitely dedicated to the students in the community and for a small place, has quite a bit to do to keep one busy. With several other college towns close by, no one will die of boredom.

    Food and Dining

    The University has several different places to get food on campus and the quality is actually pretty good. In recent years, the quantity and quality of food on campus has improved substantially. As with anywhere, the food on campus can get a little old, but that just makes going home for Christmas that much sweeter.

    Dorm Life

    The University has been around for some time so the dorms are certainly not brand new but steps are constantly being taken to improve the dorms. While my dorm experience may not have been the same as for others, I truly enjoyed living in the dorms, even with a broken heater. I made a ton of friends in the dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor of the institution seems to depend most on which department or class one is in. Some of the more technical majors, like architecture, engineering or the sciences, are known to be quite rigorous. Some of the other departments are not quite as rigorous but there are always difficult classes in each major/department.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely come to the campus to check it out. Don't be afraid to ask students questions, because most of us are happy to help. Get to know your student government, you would be surprised by how much they want students to give them insight and input.

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho is the first university founded in the state of Idaho. It may not be widely recognized for athletics or academics, but it is an active and interesting place to go to college. The campus is small enough to get around easily and also small enough so that you actually know some of your professors and fellow students.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge at the University of Idaho. They are often expanding and they have a big impact on our campus leadership roles. I am not personally into the Greek life but everyone who is in it seems to enjoy it a lot.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have many clubs offered to students and run by students. They are a great way to meet people. I personally joined our horse polo team and I had a blast!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have an arbitorium which is a huge garden walk through place that is absolutely gorgeous. Also we have a large greek community which I know they have many traditions of their own.

    What to do for fun

    It is a small town but they have great locally owned places that offer unique things to do. It is a party town so if you are into that it is a great place to go as well.

    Food and Dining

    BOBs is the cafeteria that freshman are required to eat at and it is awful. They also have flex dollars though and they allow you to eat and shop at the on campus dining locations and they are good but very overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    The first year you have to live on campus. I lived in Wallace first semester and did not like it. Then I lived in the Tower and loved it and next year I am living in the LLCs which is the only other building on campus, they are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are all really great with making time for students. We have a high graduation rate and great grades. Only problems would be some foreign teachers having issues communicating well with their accents.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you are able to handle Idaho weather. The town is small but very nice. Get housing arrangements done early if you want the best housing options.

    In three sentences

    It is a nice college community. We have the highest graduation rate in the state of Idaho. The University promotes academic and social interaction among the students and staff.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe walking across campus. The university has a BEAR program which seeks to aid and protect women on campus by providing an involved member to walk women from one location to another as a protective buddy-system.

    Greek Life

    The University of Idaho has an involved Greek system that is constantly growing. Once deemed a top party school, the Greek system has truly turned its focus to more productive activities, such as nationwide philanthropies and helping the smaller, local communities. Although I was a participant of the Greek system for three years I do advocate that it is not for everyone, and there are ample ways to get involved on campus that does not include joining a fraternity or sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    Individuals have opportunities to start their own club, or join a preexisting one, that rages from anything sports related to political or social based clubs with higher goals of influencing and changing the community. Aside from those, there are multiple academic based clubs on campus that are nationally proclaimed and greatly benefit any students university career and future profession.

    Great for these types of students

    I can't think of a single student that would not be able to find their place as a Vandal at the University of Idaho.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unusual occurrence that has happened at U of I the last several semesters is a campus wide game of Zombies Vs. Humans. The U of I is packed with traditional locations on campus including the beautiful hello walk leading to the administration building, and the notorious U of I water tower.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out of state student, the tuition costs are not affordable without financial aid and scholarships. However, for the student that's willing to work hard and appreciate the benefits of this school, they will never regret it. I've found the connections I've made with people, in both my professional and personal life, to be well worth the extra money I pay each semester.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Idaho campus is a long boarders dream - large sloping hills and gentle curves allows for countless opportunities. The rec center, swimming pool, fields, and climbing wall presents hours of fun for any student. I enjoy taking rec classes, such as yoga, on top of my course load for enjoyment purposes throughout my days on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is full of options and gives ample opportunity to eat healthy and smart. On campus dining is excellent for students living on-campus. However, in my experience the food is priced unreasonably high for students who do not receive a food plan.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms on campus range from mediocre rooms upwards to individual apartment style dorm suits. In my experience, staying in the least costly of the options I found the best personal connections and was able to forge many friendships I still hold close and rely on today.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at the University of Idaho are challenging, however not impossible. I have found that although the university's standards are set high, they have never once been out of reach for the average student.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important tip to remember for prospective students is to know your professors. In all my experiences I have benefited largely from collaborating with and getting to know my professors outside of the classroom.

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho is a wonderful school for students seeking a close community feel with the benefits of a larger town. The professors are extremely knowledgeable; and as a transfer student I was immensely pleased by the challenges I faced within my major. The campus may be small in comparison to other universities, but the education and networking connections made rise above all other aspects of university life as a Vandal.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    While I am not living in a sorority I was the 'House Sweetheart' to a fraternity on campus and am friends with many people in the Greek system who always speak very highly of it. One of the main things they emphasize is the family like bond that you build with your Greek brothers and sisters.

    Clubs and Activities

    No matter what your passion in there is a club or activity here for you on campus I can assure you of that! My freshman year I joined around 5 clubs and was really involved and I found that it made college a much more enjoyable place.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since we are the Vandals we have a new saying called Throw the V which is when you make a V with your pointer and middle finger on your right hand and anytime we score a point at a sporting event the student section and players alike all 'Throw the V.

    Bang for the buck

    For me being an out of state tuition with some scholarships it is actually cheaper for me to attend the University of Idaho than to attend college in my home state. I think that everything here is very affordable and we as students receive a lot of amenities and free entertainment while attending the college.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun in Idaho, the mall is a short walk from campus, the Student Rec has intramurals that every one can sign up for, you can also join a competitive club team such as softball, baseball, or rodeo. Each department of the University also has multiple clubs and organizations that you can become a part of and in the past years the University has done a great job of putting on campus wide concerts, movie showings, or games.

    Food and Dining

    Bob's dining hall was AMAZING! They have a full service salad bar, a pizza station, dessert bar, vegetarian station, ethnic food station, and of course the home style cooking station. You will never go hungry at Bob's and the staff is wonderful and the atmosphere is great there are tons of places to sit and TV's on the wall so you can catch up on sports or your favorite show.

    Dorm Life

    I had an amazing time in the dorm and am still friends with at least 50% of the people that I met there. Dorm life gives you a chance to meet people, participate in activities, and become social within the University. I highly recommend the dorms here!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging especially in your first year when you are not used to being in college but the professors are amazing and their doors are always open I have found.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to college with an open mind and remember that all the other freshman at orientation are just like you, out on their own for the first time and looking to make friends. Take every opportunity that is thrown your way to participate in activities on campus, within your housing community, and outside of campus because this is how you will meet future friends and classmates.

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho is a great place to attend college. There are so many activities, clubs, and groups that everyone can find something for the. The staff and teachers are all amazing and highly accredited.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is pretty diligent about making rounds during the night. You can call them and walk you to your dorm if you feel uncomfortable being alone in the dark.

    Greek Life

    Greek life isn't for me but there's a lot of great Greek houses to choice from. I know several girls and guys that are involved in the Greek life and they love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over a 100 different clubs I believe and lots of different activities open to students. Homecoming week is fun, with lots of different activities to do throughout the week. A lot of the activities depend on the clubs that put them on.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the outdoor and sporty type of students. But there's actually a great diversity of students on campus. If you don't like big cities this is the place to be. If you're looking for an adventure, come to U of I.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming week is a fun tradition. After the homecoming football game everyone goes out to the parking lot for a huge bonfire and a fireworks display. I never expected an event like this. Also, one of the paths in the Admin lawn, the President would walk down the path and say hi to students walking past. He would follow them until they said hi back if they didn't respond to him. Palousafest is a great thing put on for new freshman to get a glance at all the different clubs and local businesses around. There's also live music and other fun activities.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Idaho is a great place for academics and social life. The town of Moscow is a nice, homey college town.

    What to do for fun

    A really good thing to do for fun is to get involved with intramural sports. There's a great arboretum that is great for walking/running or just looking around. We've played capture the flag in it a couple times. There's also a nice 18-hole golf course on campus. There is usually lots of events that are on campus. Going into town is great too. Lots of good restaurants and coffee shops. You can also go to the mall. Pullman isn't too far away where you can go to more restaurants, the movie theater, bowling alley, and other small shops.

    Food and Dining

    The are some great food places on campus such as Einstein's, Stover's, Denny's AllNighter, and Mein Bowl. Bob's Place, the cafeteria, is decent but some of the food is bland. They have a really good sandwich bar and salad bar.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is good to get acquainted with people and build friendships, socialize, and do have academic support and help with students that are in the same area of study as you. I also like having the choice of living on co-ed floors if desired. After your first year, I recommend finding living off campus because it is cheaper. But if you still want the social atmosphere I recommend staying in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    There's definitely enough academic rigor to keep you busy but not so busy that you just want to quit. The academic rigor really depends on the chosen major. The advertising department is good at getting its students to expand and challenge their creativity.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are unsure about the University of Idaho I recommend taking a campus tour; that's what sold me. Make sure you ask questions about anything that you may be unsure of or even to double check stuff. The admissions staff is very helpful. It's a great campus.

    In three sentences

    It's a comfortable size and welcoming and nurturing atmosphere. There are a lot of great programs and clubs to keep you busy and give you future job skill experiences. The faculty and staff are caring and do what they can to help out students, especially during stressful times.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UI is a VERY safe campus in total

    Greek Life

    We have a huge greek community and it defiantly benefits the University!

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Idaho is an Agriculture school so students that are in the Agriculture college are probably the ones that benefit the most.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well there are a lot of things that go on around campus that are unique. There are also a lot of places on campus that have a lot meaning to the University.

    Bang for the buck

    I defiantly feel like the University is amazing for the amount of money it costs to attend.

    What to do for fun

    This all depends on what your into, the university puts on A LOT of events and sports. So you defiantly will not have a problem finding something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Bobs isn't my favorite place to eat, because there isn't all that much choice but when that is all you have to eat it works.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you decide to live the environment is different. I lived in Wallace dorm complex and I loved it because I made a lot of great friends and had a lot of great times. Dorm life is great!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic level at the University of Idaho is amazing! All the courses are great and the professors are great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your ready to be away from family and make sure your ready to have your knowledge tested.

    In three sentences

    I love it here. It's a great school and a great community, the Moscow community as a whole is fantastic and there are lots of things to do in the area around Moscow.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Book buy back is your friend. You can go to a few different places and they will buy your text books back. Do not sell them back to the bookstore, go anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    Outdoor activities. Get into them. You will be doing them a lot. Frisbee golf, hiking, camping, and bicycling are your friend.

    Food and Dining

    There are limited places to eat on campus and around town. So you better get used to Pita Pit. However, there are a couple of interesting places to eat in downtown Moscow and Pullman. And, if you're craving something not found in either, CDA and Spokane aren't too far away.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is decent. You make a lot of friends, however, Wallace does not the best of accomadation. The tower is slightly better, but keep in mind that you have to share a bathroom with your whole floor.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are usually very easy, or very challenging, there is little in between. As long as you show up, you should do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going to join a sorority or fraternity, be aware that they expect you to uphold a certain GPA and you are required to attend various meetings and socials. If you fail to attend, or your GPA drops below a certain average, you will be dismissed. Also be aware that Moscow is at it's heart, a small town. There is usually not a whole lot to do. If you do not enjoy the outdoors or snow, Moscow is not the place for you.

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho is a great school if you are planning to go into any type of agricultural or animal science major. The beautiful campus is also an excellent inspiration for those of us who enjoy the arts. However, it is overpriced for a degree in anything not specializing in agriculture and animals.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They always alert the students if their safety is in any way jeopardized.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They still practice the old school dorm and serority ceremonies

    What to do for fun

    Mostly out doors type stuff.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a fairly challenging yet pretty accomplishable of a school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just make sure you get into a good housing situation that will allow you to get your studying done. I mean partying and the college situation is good as well, but make sure you get somewhere where your grades won't suffer.

    In three sentences

    Its a great college town. Its small and there is a lot of areas for studying and concentration. Plus there is many recreational things to get involved in like hiking biking and other various sporting activities.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Having the campus in a small town makes it very safe. But accidents happen at every university and the U of I is no exception.

    Greek Life

    The greek system is taken very seriously and is very popular up at the University of Idaho. Most students are in either a sorority or fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and intramural sports up at the University of Idaho. There is something for everyone up at U of I.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University of Idaho has a very strong rivalry with the Boise State Broncos. Everyone up there is so dedicated to their school and have a fun and harmless rivalry when it comes to our boys playing on the football field!

    Bang for the buck

    The U of I is very affordable and offers a lot scholarships and financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    The U of I is in Moscow Idaho, which is a very small college town. However there are huge parks and always intramural sports going on. There are ski resorts only a short bus ride away as well. Around Moscow there are mountains to go hiking and backpacking in. Moscow is such a fun town if you like outdoor activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the Sororities is great because its a balanced diet. Each sorority has a cook that makes sure you eat healthy.

    Dorm Life

    I have personally never been in the dorms at U of I. But I can say that their greek system is amazing! The sororities are beautiful and the girls are great!

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Idaho offers many degrees and depending on how dedicated you are to your schooling. If you buckle down and get your work done you will have no problem doing well in school.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Idaho is a very gorgeous place and it is so much fun! But future students need to consider their grades, because you can earn a lot of scholarship money comes from your GPA.

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely gorgeous and the people there are very friendly. The professors are dedicated to their students learning. I love the campus and the people and can't wait to start there.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus at night.

    Greek Life

    I am not Greek, but those kids are some of the neatest people you will ever meet.

    Clubs and Activities

    Love Vandal sports

    Bang for the buck

    Wish there were more shcolarships offered at the university.

    What to do for fun

    On campus rec center. Vandal athletics

    Food and Dining

    All you can eat. The staff is wonderful

    Dorm Life

    They are remodeling.

    Academic Rigor

    You learn the most with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a bike. The town is so fun to explore.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus with loads of opportuniteis. A staff that are more than teachers. A place growing.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The university has security officers who stroll the campus at all times, and there is a police booth in the Commons if you ever need help. There's also an emergency number you can call to connect with security. Overall, the campus is very secure and it helps that it's a closed campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at the university is very, very strong. Houses take part in philanthropic activities and are committed to the community. For those who want to be a part of that family feeling, then Greek life is a great option.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you search through the university's list of clubs, you will find clubs that appeal to almost everyone on campus. There's a huge variety of clubs that are led by students and that provide students the opportunity to get involved, meet new people and maybe even become leaders themselves.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to stay on a smaller campus, students who are interested in agriculture, students who want to go to school on a budget, and students who want to be able to communicate with their professors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Greek system has many traditions that may seem unusual (chariot races, snowball fights, etc.) but many of the on-campus clubs also put on events that are interesting and may be new to first-year students. As far as locations, the arboretum/botanical gardens is a great place to take a stroll and see some beautiful greenery.

    Bang for the buck

    Especially for those in-state, the University of Idaho is a great bargain! You truly find yourself being challenged by classes, and the faculty are always there to help you.

    What to do for fun

    Although Moscow is a small, college town, there is a wide range of possibilities for fun. The Kenworthy Theater downtown offers popular and indie films for cheap, and a stroll down Main Street is a fun way to pass some time. Pullman, Washington is only eight miles away, so a quick trip there can also be a great way to spend the day. A hike or camping trip on Moscow Mountain is a good option for the outdoorsy types, and there are biking trails for bike enthusiasts. There are events that occur monthly or yearly on campus and in the community as well, so it's always good to keep your eyes open for those! But most of the fun comes with spending time with friends and just doing whatever you feel like!

    Food and Dining

    For those in the dorms, Bob's is probably your main source of food. Bob's is your typical buffet-style cafeteria. It offers vegetarian, international, and classic dishes that vary day to day. There are the staples: salad, pizza, burgers, etc., but their is enough variety to keep things from getting too boring. The food quality is not bad and if you mix things up, you'll stay satisfied. Other dining on campus include a food court in the Commons, a pita shop in the Albertson's building, a Denny's, and a few coffee shops here and there. If you don't have a meal plan with Flex dollars, dining around campus can prove to be expensive, so eat at these establishments as a freshman when you have the chance!

    Dorm Life

    In the dorms, you meet new people and learn what it's like to live closely with others. Even if you're shy, you have to communicate with others and it's truly an opportunity to blossom and open up. The Tower is the best choice for first year students; many, if not most, students keep their doors open and people visit each other constantly. The dorms are your average residence halls; not fancy or extremely swanky, but clean and suitable for students' needs. Dorm life can often be hectic, messy and crowded, but if you look at it as a chance to make friends and explore your new college life, then it's rewarding in the end!

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on what classes you take, but there is a good range between classes that challenge you and classes that are more on the fun side. However, if you decide to challenge yourself and set high academic goals, there are definitely classes and professors who will force you to raise to that higher level. It truly depends on how hard you strive for academic excellence.

    Tips for prospective students

    Your first year, you are required to live on campus, so take advantage of that requirement. Your first year - whether you enter the Greek system or choose to live in the dorms - is the time when you create a solid base of friends that you may have for the rest of your college career. Get involved! There are many clubs, events, and campus organizations that may fit into your interests and passions.

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho is a small, close-knit community of students, faculty and staff. It is a campus with a mix of beautiful, older buildings and modern, updated ones. It is not so small that it is suffocating and not so large that it is intimidating.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Its getting better

    Greek Life

    Close group if your apart of the Greek life, if not then it feels a little uncomfortable at times

    Clubs and Activities

    Every club and activity you can think of and if you can't find it start a group, you'll be sure to get people to join you.

    Great for these types of students

    Science, architect, art, design, math, music.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    explore the campus...its worth it.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes and no, some classes are more costly than they are worth.

    What to do for fun

    Everything, there is always something to do at this school.

    Food and Dining

    Depends on which location you are eating at. Some places are better than others.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on where you live and who your living with

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are tougher and more challenging than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help or look for help. Try something out of your comfort zone and area of study at least once a semester. Take advantage of the extras that the school has to offer

    In three sentences

    Many opportunities to grow and expand as a person in and out of your career field. Activities for all types. Teacher and staff are there to help when you need it.

  • 08/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I am a book worm so I mostly study. However I rock climb or run to keep my stress levels down during the tough times of extreme studying for finals.

    Food and Dining

    Here at University of Idaho there is always food every where. The organization of cleaning and making food is always on the top notch.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is exquisite because the people you meet are always nice. They are friendly and don't get in your way or ruin your schedule.

    Academic Rigor

    The Rigor depends on the person. Always studying is rigorious, but it can be done. Studying means a higher GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to the University four days before school starts so you can move in and get used to where things are.

    In three sentences

    University of Idaho is well respected. The campus is very organized and the staff is very cooperative and helpful.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life is great here. A very close knit community that reaches out to the Moscow community and helps out in anyway they can.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have over 240 clubs on campus!

    Great for these types of students

    Any and every type of student. The only type of student that would probably not like going to school here is the city person because Moscow is more of a town and the closest city is 2 hours away.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a huge tradition book for the U of I. If you complete the book before you graduate you get an award.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is amazing and I think its worth the money. Although the book store is outrageously over priced.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of out door activities. There are a lot of programs through U of I that students can partake in if they want to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    Bob's is the main place to eat on campus. Off campus though there is amazing restaurants that are only in the Moscow area.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is good. The RA's try and make it like a family on every living floor.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the major a student chooses. There are many options for majors at the U of I and most of them take up a lot of time because of the work load. All the work load is need to understand and learn about that major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always sit in the front of the class and when a student gets the opportunity to talk to the teacher one on one take that opportunity. A teacher will care more about a student that they know then one that they do not know. Also, learn from the students above in the major that one chooses and ask them lots of questions.

    In three sentences

    This school has a great academics and for the most part has great teachers. It is a smaller school, so as a student you don't feel over crowded. Also it is big enough that one feels that it is an actual college.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Many different choices at a reasonable price

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    They let you set your own pace and give you every resource possible to achieve your goals

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho is a woderful place to achieve a higher education. I attend classes from Idaho Falls and their outreach center there has always helped me achieve my personal and educational goals. I would recommend anyone to apply and attend

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have seen no issues so far during my time here, and I think you will not have a whole lot to worry about. There is security patrolling the campus twenty-four seven as well as video surveillance in many places, and those two factors together do a great job. There are also many police cars that drive through the campus quite a few times during the day to make sure things are staying in line, and they are quick to crack down on anything that shouldn't be going on. I think you will feel very safe here.

    Greek Life

    I personally don't live in the Greek housing, but I have heard very good things about it. It feel that it would be worth taking a look at. If you don't like it, there's still other options out there for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many choices here. You have a wide variety of options, ranging anywhere from study groups, to religious groups to intramural sports. No matter what your interest, you should be able to find a group here that like the same thing that you do!

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for anyone wanting to get into the engineering program or computers in general. The U of I has one of the top 10 engineering programs in the country. The music program is also fantastic here, with many different choices to offer. If these aren't your thing, there is still a very wide variety of programs that you can get into, that are all greatly constructed!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you like zombies or Nerf guns, then this is totally the activity for you!! Every year, the U of I has an annual humans vs zombies war that goes on for one week. This is done several times throughout the year and is an absolute blast!! Registration is easy, free, and this is a great way to make some friends, on and off the zombie hunting grounds!!

    Bang for the buck

    So far, I find this school very worth the investment. The tuition isn't bad if you come from out-of-state, and if you are an Idaho resident, it is even better. Like I said earlier, the staff here is very friendly. They truly want to help you with whatever it is that you are wanting to get into in life, rather than just collect their tuition bill and send you on your way.

    What to do for fun

    There is much to do here for fun. My personal favorite is the Student Recreation Center, which has just about everything you can think of when it comes to sports... Anything from weights to Foosball to the indoor track, to the intramural sports offered outside of the gym. If sports isn't your thing, then find a friend and go grab a cup of coffee, find a spot on campus and just relax for a bit. The downtown area also offers some fun places to hang out and relax for a little while during breaks in the week, or on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few options here as far as dining goes. This school has three decent meal plans that you can choose from that are all unique depending on how much you plan to eat. The nice thing too, is that if you ever need a break from the campus food, there are sandwich shops, fast food joints, and grocery stores most conveniently located within a half mile of the campus!

    Dorm Life

    No matter what residential hall you decide to live in, the one thing you will have to get used to is the heat. It will be very warm in the dorms at times, so bring good fan. Beside that, it is a very comfortable environment, with many people who are just as scared and curious as you are, so it makes it a rather friendly environment.

    Academic Rigor

    This will all depend on what you decide to major in. No matter what you decide to go with, there will definitely be some challenges at times for some of your courses, but the nice thing about the U of I is the professors are very helpful and will make sure that you understand the material. If you don't, they will be willing help you one on one, or through different forms of class lectures. Tutors are also available if your professor is not, and they are very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. If you can, try to find something that interests you and research it. 2. Research farther by contacting the heads of the departments you want to major in. I can tell you from personal experience, the staff here is going to do everything they can to help you get going in the right direction. 3. Meet some new people and have some fun! There is plenty of fun activities to partake in downtown, and on campus. This includes study groups as well!

    In three sentences

    This is a fantastic school. Unlike other universities, this one gives you the feeling they actually want to help you one on one with getting on in your life, rather than just collect a tuition bill. The environment is very welcoming here.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Moscow is an extremely small town. I would feel safe walking alone in the middle of the night (though I rarely need to), and the law enforcement is always involved, but not to the point of feeling overbearing. Campus security is always available to walk one to their car at night if needed, or for anything else. The overall feeling of safety here on campus is strong.

    Greek Life

    The Greek system is a strong component of the student population. Over half the student population is in the Greek system, and academics are a high priority for each house, as well as campus involvement and personal growth. There is a house for everyone, and everyone is generally welcoming and helpful.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club/activity for everyone, and if a club hasn't been started for an activity yet, it certainly is in the planning! From the marching band, to the ballroom team, there are over 300 clubs on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who come looking for a smaller school with a lot more involvement in campus and town life, or a more open campus. Also, students who come from smaller, more rural towns and like the feel of a small town, with all the amenities of city/college life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ridenbaugh Hall is our practice hall for the music department, and is also the last original building standing from the founding of the university in the 1880's. It originally was a women's dormitory. There are also many other long-standing traditions, including a acknowledgement at graduation if you have fulfilled all the traditions at the university in your time there(a book is available to help you check off traditions!)

    Bang for the buck

    Idaho is in the middle of the spectrum for how affordable it is. For in-state, it is definitely affordable. For out of state people, it can get tough at times, but there is always a financial solution to be found.

    What to do for fun

    Moscow is known as the Heart of the Arts, for its art gallery, various festivals, including the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, the many outdoor related activities in and around the Palouse region, and many more events. Winter, Fall, Spring, or Summer, there is always something going on at campus and/or in town.

    Food and Dining

    There is a 24 hour fast food restaurant on campus, as well as a cafeteria style dining hall, and a food court in the commons, in addition to smaller places round campus. Downtown Moscow is also full of great and affordable restaurants of all food types, and with our sister university Washington State 8 miles away, there is no limit to food choices.

    Dorm Life

    There is a residence hall for everyone: from those who like a quiet study environment, to those who are outdoor enthusiasts, to even a residence hall building designed specifically for the freshmen (if they so choose to live there). There are plenty of activities to get involved in as a hall, from intermural sports teams, to Homecoming week competitions, to even ice cream socials.

    Academic Rigor

    The lower-division classes here are generally easy to work through, depending on class, and your academic major. The ones that are specifically for your major, can be tough, but you do learn a lot of valuable information that you can utilize in your college career and beyond. There is a healthy balance of academic focus, and campus spirit here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research your major choices, and contact academic advisers, never be afraid to ask questions! Take some time to visit campus and get a feel for the classes you would be taking, and talk to others in that major. People here are pretty open and willing to help prospective students.

    In three sentences

    U of I is a well-rounded school, striving always for the highest degree of excellence possible in academics and research. The professors here are definitely committed on a personal level to working with each student, and the student body oftentimes is like a family.

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I am currently on the University of Idaho Ballroom Team. It is an amazing group of people, we travel for competitions and put on social dances.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition could always be cheaper of course... but as far as overall, this university is one of the cheapest without compromising rigor or professionalism.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun. On campus and off. There are always prominent speakers and plays going on. There are movies and study groups. Off campus there is movies, ice skating, shopping at the local mall.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria doesn't do a great job providing food, however the surrounding establishments and on campus eateries are amazing. I love Einsteins bagels!

    Dorm Life

    The Residence halls here to a great job socializing new students and plugging them into clubs etc.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard, others are fairly easy, it depends on what you take, and which major you go in to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to get a good idea of what you would like to do before picking a major just to have a major, otherwise if you want to change it it will take forever.

    In three sentences

    University of Idaho is a great school, they have all sorts of degrees and major to choose from. One of the best thing about the campus is how accessible and beautiful it is year round. They also offer a large variety of clubs and activities so there is always something to do.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You are never going to be in danger, and the campus offers a safe walk program for everyone!

    Greek Life

    This is a big part of life a the U of I.

    Clubs and Activities

    To many to name!

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsmen, nature oriented, greek life

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A really cool place to hang out in the summer/spring time is the Tower lawn. If you live in the Tower you get to be near the action 24/7. In the fall/winter time most people like to cozy up and gather round for fun events indoors.

    Bang for the buck

    Such a cheap school with such a beautiful campus!

    What to do for fun

    If you are an outdoors man than Idaho is right for you, but the college town feel offers so many opportunities to go out and get involved.

    Food and Dining

    Bob's Place is the campus dining facility and it tastes delicious all the time.

    Dorm Life

    The Tower on campus is the best dorm that I have ever visited! A beautiful brick building that is the tallest in Moscow so you can over look the whole town!

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Idaho has average standards for college level classes, but attendance is a big part of grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University really does a good job of notifying students on upcoming events and deadlines. The cost is also very affordable for instate students.

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho is a perfect sized school. The school really cares for the student and keeps in contact. I also love the town of Moscow.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Everyone is alerted through email or text messages if break-ins or anything like that occurs.

    Greek Life

    This campus has a very large Greek Life and many sororities and fraternities to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are thousands of clubs you can join and many sports and activities you can join.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering, agriculture, and science degree-seeking students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only unusual thing on campus is the arboretum. It is very beautiful.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a very expensive school and tuition has just increased. If your degree is attainable at a college rather than a university, I suggest you complete it there.

    What to do for fun

    There is a work out center with a large rock climbing wall. There are several restaurants to attend, and an arboretum to walk around, and lastly a golf course, but other than that, there is not much else to do.

    Food and Dining

    They have many food options around/near campus. All of the food that I have eaten has been very good. No complaints.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, so I'm not quite sure how dorm life is around here. I do know that they offer dorms where no alcohol is allowed so they stay quiet.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot more is required from you than at North Idaho College. Be prepared to study a lot more and ask what your teachers expectations are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure they have the degree you are seeking. Make sure you are willing to live in a town with nothing to do and be surrounded by fields. Make sure to ask others currently attending this school to ask which teachers to take for your classes.

    In three sentences

    So far, it has been very good. The teachers have been very helpful and nice. Also, the teachers seem to be knowledgeable in their fields.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have security guards that patrol campus 24 hours a day. They are very helpful and if ever needed there is a number you can call and they will walk you home free of charge for your own saftey.

    Clubs and Activities

    The university is all about clubs and their success. I am currently the president of the University Of Idaho Trap Team, which is a club sport. The university helps us with funding so we can continue to grow an compete with other schools.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs and intramural sport that will get any individual with any hobby involved and meeting new people with the same interests.

    Food and Dining

    The dining is great for the first couple of weeks and then it starts to get a little old because the food is repetitive.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! The University sets up lots of group activities, which get you involved and help you meet life long friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The University is great with their academics. They push students to success, and want the best for every individual.

    In three sentences

    University of Idaho is a great country school, with an excellent engineering program. The University wants you to succeed and to reach your goals, and help is always available.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is overall safe. Moscow has a low crime rate which allows the University to be safe to walk around at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs around the University. Students just have to keep their eyes open for anything that appeals to them.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events plus tailgating, Vandal Friday, eating out to dinner with friends, catching a movie, bowling, and for those who are 21 going out to the local bars

    Dorm Life

    I personally enjoyed living in the dorms my freshman year. I would recommend it for any incoming freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics can be difficult so going to class on a regular basis is important. Different majors are more challenging than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for incoming students is to go to class because you are paying for it. Don't feel ashamed to ask questions. Go to the football/basketball games and any University event. Make as many memories as you can.

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho is a diverse college with many opportunities. I would recommend any student to come to this school because I am from a small town and felt right at home. The University offers several different intern/job opportunities along with clubs.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There has never been a time on campus that I have felt unsafe. Everywhere is pretty well lit up at night to get from one place to another, and there is a safety walk for people who are not comfortable with walking somewhere alone.

    Greek Life

    There is a gap between residence halls and greek life, so those students that live in the residents halls do not know much about greek life and vise versa.

    Clubs and Activities

    From sports to anime club, there are plenty of different activities and clubs for students to get involved with at the University of Idaho.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Idaho has enough going on for every different type of student that there should be no difficulty finding somewhere that you can go for a person's specific interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a staircase that leads to no where up by the admin building, and the staircase actually led up to the old admin building before it burnt down.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Idaho is a really good school and you get a good education for how much you pay, and it comes down to how much effort is put in to classes for how much you get from the college.

    What to do for fun

    I hang out with friends for fun, whether it be playing board games or watching movies. Also, there is plenty to do around the college, like a mall in walking distance and there is a movie theater in Moscow as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not completely bad at the on campus dining, and is honestly just a hit and miss most of the time.

    Dorm Life

    There is always something to do in the Residence Halls. From events that are going on on campus as well as the different ways you are able to get involved if with how to spend hall funds.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor depends on what you are studying really. Every major and college is different and requires different classes with extremely different work loads that require different amounts of work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get as involved as you can because it can lead to great experiences and you can meet some really cool and interesting people. Stay on top of school work as well because even though there is a lot to do other than homework it can come back and hurt you in the end.

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho is a great school to go to. The people that go to the school are really cool to get to know and is in a very nice community. It has so many different opportunities that its students are able to get a hold of it is sometimes overwhelming trying to figure out what you want to do.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is an organization that will send two people to walk you wherever you need to go, 24/7. It's really great.

    Great for these types of students

    It's really great for engineering or business students. Also the journalism department is amazing.

    What to do for fun

    There's usually always something going on around campus, you just have to keep updated with current events.

    Food and Dining

    Bob's cafeteria is amazing at first but gets old fast.

    Dorm Life

    I've heard dorm life is better in other dorms on campus, but I live in Wallace and it's terrible.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are great and help you learn a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're a freshman planning to live on campus, try your hardest not to live in Wallace. It's horrible.

    In three sentences

    They're very good in the programs that they have. However, they don't have all that many programs. But what they do, they do well.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Rec center climbing wall, skate boarding, bicycle riding, golf, talk.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is not that great. I have gotten sick from the commons food court. I recommend getting good at cooking for yourself.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms hear so this score is my estimation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring plenty of items to entertain you and work on your social skills. Talking with folks is a great way to pass the time here.

    In three sentences

    University of Idaho is great, it offers wonderful degree programs and is one of the most affordable colleges in the country. The town though is rather boring, not many outdoor recreation possibilities. You learn to be creative in Moscow.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are alot of clubs on campus as well as activities

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants the chance to branch out, explore new places and meet new people.

    Bang for the buck

    It is alittle expensive, but considering that it is a university. The school offers alot of help for students. To help cover the cost.

    What to do for fun

    There really isn't a lot todo, in moscow. There is options like movies on campus, the rec is always open. We have pullman down the road which has a bowling alley, and other things that students use.

    Food and Dining

    Bobs, well not a lot to describe it. It is like any cafeteria. It is more about quantity more than quality. The food is digestible and keeps you going. The food doesnt really have any spices to it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are hotel status but you dont live in dorms to have a hotel style life. dorms are all about the social interaction. Living in the dorms is great for getting to know your classmates as well as fellow students. It is also great for getting involved.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard, but not hard enough that it is impossible. even if you are having trouble, there are many resources that are available to students to help with class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a plan, don't just go into college thinking everything will be handed to you. College is a lot of work, but is worth every once of effort you put forth. Look around, don't just jump into the first college you look into, give yourself options

    In three sentences

    It is a good university, professors push you to do your best. Classmates can be helpful as well as providing motivation to keep going, Housing can be a bit of a pain but living in the dorms, is alot of fun and can be great for social interaction.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Lots of sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    A very wide variety.

    Great for these types of students

    Any natural resources students.

    Bang for the buck

    Great area and great school for the price.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of sports and recreational activities as well as clubs and groups to join.

    Food and Dining

    About as good as you can ever expect on a college campus.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorms but they seem nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes do take plenty of study time outside of class to pass with good grades. At least, it has for me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come tour the campus. Meet the faculty. Talk to them about your major and go talk with some of the advisors there.

    In three sentences

    Great, small class sizes. Very helpful faculty, and staff. Lots of one-on-one opportunities with tutors and professors.

  • 02/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have an amazing 24/7 campus safety hotline and bus system so if you feel threatened or in danger someone will come to your aide ASAP.

    Bang for the buck

    If you currently living in Idaho this is the best option for your money and for an education.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, Outdoor activities, sports, art galleries, shopping in the mall, biking, the Rec, movie theaters, going to one of the many smaller amazing towns no more then 15-minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    Typical dining food. We do have multiple coffee shops and a Denny's on campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms, but all my friends say that they are okay, and typical. They have a loyalty program which awards students for living in the dorm with $1000 each year they return and a free $250 free meal credit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Living in the state is probably the best option.

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho is a definite good choice for in-state students. It is the best in Forestry and other College of Natural Resources in the country, it has a wonderful English, Business and Law program along with smaller but still good arts and writing program. It is wonderful for traditional and non-traditional students.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. You can walk alone at night as well as call security to come walk you home if you feel unsafe for any reason

    Bang for the buck

    You get a great education for not too high of a price

    What to do for fun

    You can go swing dancing, go to Jamms Frozen Yogurt, go bowling, go see a movie in the SUB for free. There are events going on every weekend that ASUI puts on.

    Food and Dining

    The food is comfort food, they have different cultural food everyday as well as salads, pizza, desserts, burgers, sandwich. It also has gluten free food.

    Dorm Life

    You meet so many wonderful individuals that you will learn so much about. You will make friendships that will last a long time as well as have to chance to get involved. The dorms are very pretty and kept really well. The Tower is the tallest building in Moscow.

    Academic Rigor

    The college has small class sizes, somewhere between 20-30 students this really allows you to not be just a number but to get to know the professor on a personal level. The classes are not difficult if you work and put time into them.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students would be to go to the campus, meet the adviser, see where you will be spending the next four years. Don't be afraid, it will be scary at first but after no time you will begin to love it. You have a great opportunity to meet so many individuals who you will keep in touch for your whole college experience and beyond.

    In three sentences

    This university allows you know to get to know the other students as well as the professors. Allows you to grow into a responsible adult who knows the difference between right and wrong. It allows you to expand your mind in many different areas.

  • 03/08/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Cant really find much information about the dinning programs they have but I'm sure it is yummy like all colleges.

    Dorm Life

    Haven't hear much about their dorm life but people say it is good. The campus looks beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    Gave me a total break down of my Major sooner than i thought. They have a lot of classes, more than i expected them to have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't give up trying to get a hold of them.

    In three sentences

    Very helpful and friendly people. Have helped me a lot!

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great! There are security guards walking all around campus every single night and there is also a number that you can call to have a security guard walk you home if you are at the gym or library late at night and don't feel comfortable walking by yourself.

    Greek Life

    I am involved in greek life and absolutely love it. It is by far one of the best decisions I have ever made. The whole greek community is there for one another and there is always something to do.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of clubs and activities that one can participate. There is something for everyone, even a laughing club!

    Great for these types of students

    University of Idaho is great for any student!

    Bang for the buck

    You are getting the overall college experience, socially and academically so it is definitely worth the money you are paying. There are also many scholarships available.

    What to do for fun

    Although there is not much to do in the town of Moscow, the University always has fun activities for the students such as ice skating rinks in the winter time and movie nights in the sub, among many other activities.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different places to eat on campus as well as walking distance from campus at a reasonable price.

    Dorm Life

    I am involved in the greek system so I don't know how the dorms are but from what people have told me they seem very fun!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors take academics seriously as well as the students and we all strive to get the best grades we can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Starting college is always a stressful and scary thing but you have to remember to stay motivated and talk to your professors. They are there to help and they want you to succeed.

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho is a great college and the town of Moscow is definitely a college based town. It is a great college experience.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Recently there have been a lot of bad incidents so now I really can't say campus safety is good (if you want details I can't because some of those incidents involved some of my friend and personally I don't want to reveal what happened to them).

    Greek Life

    Great Greek Life most of my friends are greek and they all say that it has been a great bonding experience with their brothers and most other fraternities/sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Very difficult to find all the clubs, but if you find them you can actually meet a lot of people and have some great experiences.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Bagel Shop is the most popular place to eat for students because it opens late enough for drunk students to eat a fresh steamed bagel at decent prices.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm using this school for transfer credits only I recommend all other students do the same. You can prevent tens of thousands of dollars of debt if you become a transfer student.

    What to do for fun

    Go to bars, fishing, intermural sports, or party there or in Pullman.

    Food and Dining

    Good food, but the best ones are just a short walk from the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are horrible especially the Wallace dorm. Go for fraternities, much better experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Students aren't very motivated to earn high GPA's mostly because the professors there are either very good or very bad at teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    consider using this school for transfer credits and after a couple years transfer to a better school because unless you want to be a mechanical engineer then this school isn't for you.

    In three sentences

    Very beautiful campus with a very involved campus and teaching staff. The academics there are sort of bad unless you are a mechanical engineer. Other than that University of Idaho is great for personal experiences, places to eat, and transfer credits.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    University of Idaho gives you a safe feeling. The campus always have security guards around.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very prominent on campus but the people in it are hardworking students. They have to keep a certain GPA and they also have to do extra activities like clubs and community service.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs at the University of Idaho for just about anything. From Anime club to Snow club and if there isn't a club, it is easy to make one.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for small town type of students but also people from the cities because there is a mall near by. If you like the outdoors, it is perfect because there is a lot to do.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Idaho was great for bang for the buck. I am a instate student, so it was cheaper but the experience here is well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Moscow is a beautiful, outdoor place. It is perfect for biking, long boarding and walking. Downtown is a five minute walk away and there are tons of shops done there to see.

    Food and Dining

    Bob's is pretty good, it gets boring at times but I miss it when I am at home. The other places offered one campus is really good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is different then being at home but once you leave, you miss it. It is amazing being able to walk two feet and see a friend and it is also nice to have your own room to go to.

    Academic Rigor

    It is easy to make your classes do able but still challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    When looking at your class schedule, try and put some breaks in there. During those breaks, it is best to either relax or do some homework because it is quiet.

    In three sentences

    University of Idaho is a perfect size school located in a small town that adds character to the school. The people of the town are friend and give it a safe feeling. University of Idaho is overall an amazing school.

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The mall is fairly fun, but hanging out downtown is the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Smile to strangers.

    In three sentences

    It's a very beautiful campus that has much history. Everything is fairly close to one another. Friendly students.

  • 04/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do around Moscow such as go swimming, hiking, water rafting, snowboarding, etc. Get out and enjoy the fresh air.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is just like any cafeteria because it could be better. I am thankful that I get fed, but for how much I am paying per meal it should be much better.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great for an experience, but the price is high for these small rooms. Also, housing has strict rules so a lot of people are moving out into apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    When coming to academics the faculty are there to help you. Whatever questions you may have ask and they are there to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want to study and go for it. If you do not know then try a little bit of everything because you will love something.

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho is a wonderful school where the faculty are there to help you. You learn all that you need to know for your degree and is hands on. The university is a great school for studies.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What I did for fun was hang out with my camp family and also I was on the Vandal Softball team.

    Food and Dining

    The food is unlimited when living in the dorms with Bob's and it is not that bad. People say it's bad but you will deal with it after a while.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is awesome. Everything that you need is walking distance and if you have a late class you don't have to walk in the dark to get to your house.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic help the the University of Idaho offers is so amazing. They take your grades and success serious also bu working hard in the academics will help you get better opportunities when applying for scholarships or internships.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you ask for help when needed the people are there to help you also they are willing to help. Take advantages of the teacher that you have by asking them questions or just to stop by there office to visit about the last class or could be something like studying for the test with the teacher how cool would that be.

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and be willing to learn new things. This university has been very helpful in education and also willing to answers any wild questions I had. With the help of Uof I I got involved in many activities like the club softball and other sports also I was a member of the College Assistant Migrant Program which helped me become a better leader.

  • 07/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe walk programs, with a great campus security hired by the Moscow Police Department are there to make sure you stay safe and out of trouble.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    I participate in club baseball and have had the time of my life doing so.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the student who wants a 4 year experience but not from the most privileged of homes not wanting to take out too much in student loans.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming week has traditions every day of the week and Greek philanthropies have traditions on campus older than our parents!

    What to do for fun

    Attend sporting event, participate in the constant university events, clubs on campus, intramural activities for every level of ability and a great Greek life too!

    Food and Dining

    Great local joints that aren't too pricey allow you to always be satisfied with what your eating along with all the normal eateries in case you are in a hurry or going really cheap.

    Academic Rigor

    Great Academic programs challenge you, keep you interested in school, yet still allow you time to have a social life. They create a perfect formula for a well balanced college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay Focused. Have Fun. Be Involved. Go Vandals!

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho is a terrific state school in a small college town. The advisers keep you on track and the sense of community the students have on campus is superb. Many opportunities are presented educationally, athletically, and in the community so anyone can be plugged into multiple areas of interests and always have something to do.

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The UI contracts police to do much of their campus patrolling. This is flawed with issues and other problems (having police on campus all the time is just a plain bad idea). They also contract security guards. You see them around, especially in the evening and night. They can't really do very much, though. Knowing and seeing that they are there is still nice. UI has a Safe Walk Home program where you can call the security office and a security personal will come to the building you are at and walk you back to your dorm/greek house/car.

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state tuition is a bugger, but it is considerably less than many other state schools.

    What to do for fun

    Spend some time downtown. There are lots of fun shops to look at. The theater in town is wonderful and inexpensive. Go for a walk. Enjoy biking. Visit the Campus Christian Center -- they are LGBTQ friendly and not pushy.

    Food and Dining

    On-campus dining is pretty drab. Most people who I ever invited to the dining hall said: This isn't so bad. What's everyone complaining about? When you eat food that isn't so bad every single day, it starts to grow on you. You also realize that they have a limited selection of tolerable foods. I personally did not eat foods which I felt might have been compromised by other student's hands. This limited the available selection.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms can be okay for some people. Unfortunately, the University of Idaho has a serious issue with their current housing administration. I found myself homeless in October due to an any reason or no reason clause, trigger happy administration, and a misinterpretation of events. Other students have had issues as well. There appears to be no signs of improvement coming any time soon. If you are new to the university and don't know anyone, and can't handle an apartment, you might still consider the dorms. Just don't get out of line! (or blink!) Most of the dorms are in fairly poor condition. They are economy rooms to say the least. They are very very small, and considerably overpriced due to their size and the fact that you share so much space with another person.

    Academic Rigor

    I am happy with the quality of my professors and the demands they make of my own work. I am glad to be working with so many well-known musicians and to hear input back from them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the tour. If you're a fanatic of the big city scene, this might not be the place for you. Moscow is surrounded by a relatively conservative community which could make some people feel limited in what they can do while there.

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho offers multiple, well recognized programs in a variety of fields. It is a small university in a small town; it is much less overwhelming than the many larger universities. A great university if you want more one-on-one instruction with your professors.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We are all about safety and taking care of one another. It's also in a rural area, so there is no need to worry about the big city. I was worried about the greek row when I first explored the campus, but they are always willing to help out and although they are loud, most are very nice people. We also have a safe walk program where if you feel unsafe, someone will come and walk you home. We also have lots of security guards, and there is hardly any drinking and driving due to the fact that you can walk almost anywhere on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Although as far as out of state tuition goes, that's about the only inexpensive thing here. It's pretty expensive to buy stuff on campus, but there is a mall right across the street from the University and a quite a few other stores within the boarders of the city

    What to do for fun

    You kinda need to go to pullman, WA for entertainment, but their is a bike path to there. (It's 8 miles away). There are a lot of fun clubs though, and there is a rec center if your into that kind of thing. The internet isn't fast here, but you can still watch your netflix and skype with ease.

    Food and Dining

    We may not be five star, but we have lots of places on campus, and the cafeteria food (Bob's) is different every day and fits the needs of everyone. However, you get kind of tired of the food after a while. But don't worry! There is also other options on campus and in town, all within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are nice and secure, but some of the dorms are kind of run down. On the second day of school we already had the maintenance crew come in (I live in the Wallace dorm, and I hear the tower is really nice.) We also had some kids being really immature and vandalize our white board, but it was taken care of at the hall meeting. So it's fine socially, but maintenance is lacking...

    Academic Rigor

    We aren't the most prestigious school, but you also can't miss class and we have small class sizes. The classes aren't easy, but they are manageable if you do the homework and attend class. Although, don't overbook yourself, because it's easy to do and a lot of people do it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't overbook yourself, Try to limit yourself to three classes a day AT MOST. Go to Vandal Friday, it'll give you a feel of how the campus works. If you're short: Bring a step ladder, I didn't. Bring a stuffed animal, you'll want it. Trust me. Everybody needs a hug every now and then. Bring a fan: It gets hot. Take a fun class, Have some fun while you're here! Have fun!

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho has something for everyone, hosting both greek row and the dorm. The atmosphere reflects a family bond and our motto for the year is I got your back. I love the people, the classes, and the family (Go Vandals)!

  • 09/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If your and outdoorsy type of person this campus is for you.

    Bang for the buck

    For myself being in a limited income the U of I affords me the opportunity to go back to school and still maintain all my obligations.

    What to do for fun

    Mostly out of doors skiing, hiking, camping, on to mention some night life.

    Food and Dining

    the food is mostly country type.

    Dorm Life

    We have two dorms one for women and one for men, plus several houses on Greek Row.

    Academic Rigor

    Were some lessor University may be easer on academic performance you will find this not so with the U of I, their professors are of the greatest in academia.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your and Idaho Resident you can't do better then to attend the U of I for price and for Academic excellence. For non-residents the cost for attending is much less then you would encounter in one of the prestigious east coast colleges, but the question stands, what are you looking for, if it's to get a grate Education the U of I is for you, but if its for the glamor of attending a Hartford type college then maybe you should go some were else. However we love all alumnae.

    In three sentences

    I would rate my University, if I was to give it a rating of and number or a letter grade I would class the U of I as an A plus. This of course is conjecture on my part because it fits all my requirements for a University. This may not be for everyone because of their particular circumstances of Education requirements and carriers people are striving for.

  • 09/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Intramurals, club teams, student organizations, community organizations.

    Food and Dining

    Getting worse and worse. Bob's keeps trying to get better but they don't have the money to be very good. Many people like it but I personally do not enjoy it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make it. I had a wonderful experience because I utilized my resident assistant and didn't let the little things get me down. If you go into leaving in the residence halls thinking positively, the outcome will be positive.

    Academic Rigor

    Introductory classes that are lecture styled are the hardest. Professors cover a broad range of subjects and a lot of them act like they don't care. Many push students to ask questions to their TA not the professor themselves. Unfortunately the TAs don't write the tests and they don't always know the answers. Upper division classes may have harder subjects but there are fewer people, professors are more involved and there is a smaller student to teacher ratio.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking to go here be sure to receive as many first year scholarships as possible. If possible find a job on campus, with University Housing or another department. Once you become even a sophomore there is a limited amount of scholarships through the University that you can receive.

    In three sentences

    Worry about gaining new students but don't offer many academic based scholarships. Care about retention but don't give back to the students that have been here for a couple of years. Junior and Seniors are taken care of, mostly just freshman.

  • 10/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    (Based on Greek life) Although cooks in each house vary, food is always good and plentiful. The only downside is you have to find your own food on weekends.

    Dorm Life

    As my experience has been in greek life, this dorm review will be based on my living experience in greek life. Greek life here is fantastic. It's an amazing support system right of the bat - you don't have to wait a semester or a year to get in either. There's always people to study with, hang out and watch movies with, go out with, or if you choose, there's plenty of space and privacy to just be alone. Greek life is very structured and provides the necessary building blocks for success in college such as study hours, faculty/professor involvement, clubs and organizations involvement, and sports/athletic involvement. I have met a few students who reside in the dorms, and they seem to be pleased with their living situation. Details unknown.

    Academic Rigor

    The concurrent credit classes I took in high school seemed to be more demanding than the classes here. Granted I came into the University with the idea my professors were going to ruthlessly pile on the homework and my social life would be non-existent. This is not so - professors here are extremely friendly and always willing to work with you when you need. My combined homework and study time amount to about 20 hours a week, or 4 hours every week day. The content and workload is very manageable.

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They do a great job of making sure students are safe on campus, which includes a safe walk program if you ever don't feel safe and want someone to walk you home. I, however, have never felt unsafe walking around campus, even in the dark.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs on campus: professional clubs, service clubs, social clubs, activism clubs, religious clubs, and fun activity/ interest clubs. Plus, if they don't have the club you are looking for, you are encouraged to get some friends and start your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE! From the valedictorians to the artsy types to the super involved to the athletes, I don't know anyone that won't find their place at University of Idaho.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go check out the arboretum. It is beautiful!

    Bang for the buck

    You get an amazing, top-notch education here without having to burn too big of a hole in your pocket. Don't let the fact that it is a state school scare you away. You get a really good quality education here.

    What to do for fun

    Go to one of the many campus activities constantly going on. Go out to coffee at Sister's Brew, One World Cafe, Bucer's (my favorite), or Cafe Artista. Go swing dancing at CJ's. See a play. Watch a movie. Go to a concert. Walk through the beautiful arboretum. Shop. Explore Moscow. Go hiking, skiing, snowboarding, biking, rafting, kayaking, or camping in the surrounding area. Or, if parties are your thing, you can usually find some without any issues by heading down Greek row on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Unfortunately, there is only one dining hall at University of Idaho where you can use your meal plan (called Bob's). They usually try to have a variety of different food options and many of their dishes are pretty good, but it is still a cafeteria and the quality of the food has some significant room for improvement. Flex dollars (that come with the different meal plans), however, can be used at any of the other dining establishments around campus, including Denny's, Jamba Juice, and Einstein's Bagels. Yummm! Word of advice about meal plans: You don't eat as much as you think you do. Chances are, you will not eat at Bob's often enough to justify getting an unlimited meal plan. Don't waste your money! Fourteen meals a week is more than enough (though it would be nice if they rolled over from week to week).

    Dorm Life

    There are three primary residence life options for freshmen here. The nicest living spaces of the three are the Living Learning Communities (LLC), but these aren't the best choice for freshmen, as they are geared towards upperclassmen. The second option is Wallace. Wallace is small and outdated. The bathrooms are small and shared between four people (and you have to clean them yourself). The rooms are also so small, the only sleeping situation they can accommodate is bunk beds, so you better really like your roommate if you are planning on living in Wallace. The best choice for freshmen (by far), however, is Theophilus Tower (or the Tower for short). This all-freshmen residence hall builds great communities, has decently spacious (for a dorm) my side, your side style rooms, has study rooms and lounges, and always has activities to participate in if you want. Apply for housing early, even if you haven't finalized your decision about attending, because the rooms in the Tower are the first to get filled especially if you are applying to a specialty hall such as McCoy (the honors hall) or Neely (the engineering hall).

    Academic Rigor

    This may be a state school, but don't let that fool you. It has top notch academics. There are relatively easy classes available, too, but if you want a more intellectually challenging academic environment, there are plenty of opportunities and classes for you to challenge yourself and explore your full potential. Don't be afraid to take these more challenging classes. If you have trouble in them, the professors are always happy to help you out.

    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED! College life is great, but it is even better if you get involved in the campus outside of class. Join clubs. Go to concerts. Have fun. Take advantage of all the activities and resources on campus. (Don't forget to study too. The reason you are going to college is for the school.)

    In three sentences

    University of Idaho not only has incredible academics, with wonderful professors, nationally recognized programs, and countless research opportunities for undergrads, but also has a great campus life. The residence halls and Greek houses both build very close knit communities, where you are bound to find people who share your interests. Plus, there are tons of different activities and places to get involved and have fun on and off campus.

  • 10/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for working students or students with families.

    Academic Rigor

    I learn all I need to learn without an extremely competitive environment, which I very much appreciate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give it a try and always take classes after 8:00am.

    In three sentences

    This university provides a lot of helpful ways to be a student and still afford to pay bills. Their instructors are helpful and available. Anyone can attend and do well.

  • 10/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of clubs and activities here to do. It is hard to figure out when the clubs are meeting though.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is really cheap which is why most in-staters go here. You get what you pay for though.

    What to do for fun

    If you are under 21, don't expect much to do. Drinking is heavily influenced over here. A lot of people go home for the weekend so many of the greek parties go on during the week. So if you aren't greek, don't expect much fun on the weekends. There is a mall close by that you can walk to if you are bored. It's not the greatest, but it's still better than Pullman.

    Food and Dining

    Bob's is the only cafeteria on campus and the food is horrendous. I can't tell you how many hairs my friends and I have encountered. You basically eat the same food over and over again. The only selections you have are pizza, burgers, a salad bar (and usually the salad is gone), some gross comfort food that tastes like dust, sandwiches (which are sloppily put together), noodle bowl, and desserts. The desserts are actually good though because the people don't make it. The workers look like they hate life. Most nights I just have cereal. Thankfully, they have food on campus that you can use your Vandal Card at.

    Dorm Life

    Although you meet a lot of people in the dorms, they are absolutely disgusting. Especially the Tower and the older wings of Wallace. The paint is literally peeling off the ceilings in the bathroom, it's gross. The heating is terrible too, so get used to the cold. I live in the Tower, and it is nothing special. The rooms are small, and depending on what floor you live on, there is no lounge.

    Academic Rigor

    This really depends on the classes you are taking. Chemistry (any science class for that matter) is typically challenging. English 101 is a joke. They make it sound so hard, but you really only need a pass (70%) to go on to a higher level. Getting good grades is harder in college than high school, so make sure you are ready to do a lot of work!

    In three sentences

    U of I has a really pretty campus, but there isn't much to do. If joining a sorority or fraternity isn't your thing, don't come here. You won't have a social life without it.

  • 12/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is pretty safe that you don't have to worry so much about getting hurt by anything. there are fire alarm for each room in the dorm, and night time there are many lights out there and you will feel secure and protected.

    Clubs and Activities

    Marching band is one of the big thing in this university.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to get involved with music should go to the University of Idaho. There are a lot of ensembles and you will have many chance to play the instrument that you love. The professors are amazing.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of fun events that university provides everyday. If you ever got free time, you can go out of the town or you can stay on campus and have a nice visit with your friends on campus. Because fun for me is playing drums, there are couple drum set on campus and you can practice drums ANYTIME you want. It is so fun that you can play drums for 4hours a day!

    Food and Dining

    unfortunately, dining on campus is not that good. I am actually having some problem with the food. Students who live on campus have to have a meal plan to eat on campus, it is a good plan for student who is really busy all the time and have no time to cook.however, it is too expensive for each meal.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman has to live on campus, however you will have great experience there. Our hall has such a great friendship and we all get along pretty well. There is RA who provides toilet paper for residents and he can help you out with any kind of problem. We will have some kind of events once in while and we get to have fun as a whole or whole building. people should defiantly join all the events they provide.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the teachers are great. Teacher actually care for students and they will help you out to pass the class if you are struggling. There are so many resource for students such as writing center, tutoring center and counseling center. I used the writing center, and it helped me so much with writing essay.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is the best place if you want to get involved with music. Marching band is one of the best ones in United States. You will have so much practice and you will get to perform at half time in football game, volleyball game for optional and you will also get scholarship at end of the semester. Any major can join and I am sure that if you like music, the marching band can change your life.

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho is a great place! I had the best experience joining the marching band. My roommate became my best friend, the dorm has such a good friendship community.

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I like to watch movies in my friends' rooms, walk downtown, play volleyball or soccer, and once it starts snowing more we could go sledding.

    Food and Dining

    Bob's is not as nutritious and good as I thought it would be. It's alright once in a while, but having it everyday as part of my meal-plan is horrible.

    Dorm Life

    Sharing your home with 4 other strangers is hard at first but I've learned how to handle the late nights and problems that could be caused by girls.

    Academic Rigor

    My professors are very helpful and respectful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just focus on school because that is what you came here to do.

    In three sentences

    This is my 1st semester here and it's been great so far. My classes and my professors are very good and I have learned so much already. My only complaint as a first year student is that the dining hall called Bob's, is not as good as I hoped.

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel perfectly safe exploring the campus at night (as long as I don't wander past Greek Row). If for some reason you are out later than you anticipated, there is a number you can call to be escorted home by other students.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are explorative, If you are willing to put in the time for class projects, If you seek a wide range of friends and experiences, If you enjoy the eccentricities that sprout from a close-knit community, If you like having all of your resources just a short walk away from your home, then this is the right place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    U of I holds a chariot race in late summer, featuring home-made chariots pulled by the members of the Greek community.

    Bang for the buck

    You learn more on this campus than just what they teach in classes. Navigation is one skill that quickly becomes essential. Just one discussion with a fellow student can generate more ideas than an entire semester of class. The people you meet in Moscow come from all walks of life, and every one is friendly and willing to share.

    What to do for fun

    For shoppers, there is a mall right across the street from campus. If you crave exercise, there is a beautiful recreation center that features an elevated track and an array of interesting machines (and a rock-climbing wall). On any given night there are at least five campus events up and running, and you are welcome to drop by any of them. There may be a movie playing on the lawn, a show or a competition in one of the buildings, a fun themed party at a residence hall, or perhaps the people in your dorm just decided to all get together and play MarioKart on the tv downstairs. Downtown Moscow is also full of interesting and unique shops and restaurants. For example, Hodgins caters to nearly every hobby imaginable, Patty's serves Mexican food outdoors, and Tie Dye Everything tie dyes everything. The people of Moscow hold a Farmer's Market on Saturdays in the summertime. There will be music playing and unusual foods and handmade products for sale. Those looking for a less strenuous activity can hang out in the four-story library, explore Brink Hall (which is a veritable maze), or simply relax in the dorms.

    Food and Dining

    Bob's Place, the cafeteria, provides a multitude of options, particularly desserts. They cater to vegetarians as well as to people who just want a pizza. Einstein Bros Bagels (known locally as Einstein's) is a good place to hang out and drink coffee. This campus is set up for early birds: all of the food and most of the services close by 8:00 in the evening. After that, you're on your own.

    Dorm Life

    Something is always up. Even the hard-core introverts show up for paint twister on the lawn. You are always welcome to attend, but nobody is pushing. The dorms are well-equipped, and the higher-level ones have a fireplace in the lounge. If you want to get close to your roommates, the Tower provides plenty of opportunities. If you prefer solitude, try to make it to the LLCs, where you can get a beautiful single room and interact only as much as you want to. Students who live here are courteous and friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to pay attention in these classes! This is a place for the serious student - that is, one who will study hard in the evenings and play hard on the weekends. The teachers are always willing and available to help, and they also make multitudes of resources available if you need to approach something from a different angle (tutoring, study groups, online help, even games).

    Tips for prospective students

    Find the resources and use them. There are print shops, labs, exercise equipment, food sources, and many, many weird rooms on campus. Anything you need to get things done is already in place. Get a map. Definitely, definitely get a map. Also befriend an older student or faculty member who can tell you where everything is. The whole campus is like a treasure hunt - you uncover great stuff, but you have to dig for it. Pack for a range of weather. It is hot in the summer and cold in the winter, and windy almost always. Get a bike. There is almost no free parking here and the campus is on a hill. Having a bicycle saves loads of time and effort.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are friendly and know you by name. The students are free thinkers. The campus in the wintertime is colder than a penguin's feet.

  • 01/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online student, Black board appears save, recently updated email and accounts system to add new encryptions.

    Clubs and Activities

    Unknown, am online student

    Bang for the buck

    The Independent Study is very cost effective, but be care of additional costs.

    Food and Dining

    Unknown, am online student

    Dorm Life

    Unknown, am online student

    Tips for prospective students

    Read everything to make sure you understand the commitment.

    In three sentences

    University has a lot of education choices from online, traditional, internship, collaborative, and independent learning. Independent study is difficult and requires desire.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are different programs and groups that you can join on your free time. The REC center is a great place to workout. In both the Fall and the Spring semesters we have a Zombies v. Humans game it is a lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining program is a good program you have different options and a salad bar. The employees are nice and they like to help.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms for 2 years and its a good place to live when you are a freshman or a sophomore. The dorms are getting renovated different floors during the school year and during the summer.

    Academic Rigor

    The 100-200 level classes are easy, but going up in to 300-400 the classes get harder but they are very educational. I am learning a lot of information in my upper division classes that I never knew before.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip I would give a prospective student is stay focus on what you are at the university for an education. College is nothing like high school it is twice as hard but well worth it in the end. The university is an amazing place to attend and if I was an incoming freshman again I would choose the University of Idaho.

    In three sentences

    I would give the University of Idaho a 9 out of 10 on a scale 1-10. The university is a great place to attend the professors are there willing to help you out the best they can. The university has amazing scenery that you can look at while you are studying on campus.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The Rec Center always has some activity going on that helps students interact with each other and just have fun. Also, many RA's are always putting together fun events for their residents. There are many clubs on campus as well that love to have a good time. The Math Club, for example, has great meetings filled with fun interactions that aren't always math related.

    Food and Dining

    The on-campus dining restaurant, Bob's, starts out really good in the fall. As time goes on, their food leaves much to be desired.

    Dorm Life

    Meeting new people was one of the best experiences I have had at the University of Idaho. Most everyone living in the dorms has a great attitude and is willing to help. The RA's help to create a community feeling, and the people you meet will stay with you forever.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging while also easy to understand. The teachers truly do care about you, and they want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Your first time on campus will be overwhelming. It gets better. It is also a completely different experience than high school. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Everyone either has been or currently is in the same boat as you.

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho is a great school for both in-state and out of state students. The university will challenge you in creative ways while making sure your goals are met. They also have great programs in just about every field.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have a safe walk number you can call at any time to walk to home.

    Greek Life

    The best thing I've ever been apart of! I love being in my sorority and would never give it up!

    Great for these types of students

    Who prefer a few extremely close friends compared to many not so close friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a Greek community that is amazing!

    What to do for fun

    It's a small town but the friends you make with help you never be bored! There is a movie theater in Moscow. Go to the school plays, they are really good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go greek! I was in the dorms first semester and now I'm Greek and I love it! Look into scholarships.

    In three sentences

    I'd give the university a 10/10! I absolutely love it and have no regrets so far! I'm glad I chose this school.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Variety of food choices on campus. Don't expect cheap food because you are on campus, best to go off campus or make your own food. Quality isn't the best for the price.

    Dorm Life

    They provide some fun activities, but the living space is very cramped and uncomfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the courses you are taking, but other than that the teachers do well to challenge you in their class.

    In three sentences

    Great engineering school, very helpful to students who seek the help. There are some teachers that can be difficult but they are also understanding with any problems you may run into. Overall good school and I enjoy my time going to the university of Idaho.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    All kinds of activities, including Harry Potters Quiditch.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year they have a huge nerf war on campus. It is hilarious watching people run around campus with fake guns.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many outdoor sports such as snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, basketball, fourwheeling, horse riding, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Bobs is a great place to eat. There are various dining places on and off of campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home, but my friends are part of dorms. I visit them all the time and love the atmosphere in the dorms. They all feel like they are on their own but have friends surrounding them.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone here that I have met or already know is going to this school for education. They take it seriously and there is no goofing around.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really study the majors before you decide what college or profession to go into. You want something you will love.

    In three sentences

    I love the University of Idaho. My whole life I didn't think that the University of Idaho was an option, but now that I am part of the college I couldn't see it any other way. The University of Idaho is a great school.

  • 01/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Range Club in the College of Natural Resources is world-class!

    What to do for fun

    Join a club!

    Food and Dining

    Live off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Lived off campus. No experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel like I am constantly being challenged by my professors. They understand what each student in capable of and have encouraged me to always strive for my best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and ask questions! Nearly everybody on the campus I have run into is willing to talk. Its a tight-knit community and after attending a PAC-12 school, its something I have grown to cherish,

    In three sentences

    Tight-knit, welcoming, and progressive. I transferred to UI after spending three years at Washington State University. On a whim, I visited the College of Natural Resources at UI and instantly fell in love with the entire school.

  • 01/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always plenty of activities to do here in Moscow.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are pretty comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics matter a lot here. I am always provided with all the help I need.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a real college experience go to the University of Idaho/

    In three sentences

    Incredible experience so far. I love everything about the University of Idaho.

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There is something here for everybody's interests!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who love the outdoors and winter!

    What to do for fun

    You have to enjoy the outdoors for this University, between hiking, the snow resort close by, parks, and everything else that nature has to offer!

    Dorm Life

    I love my room in the towers, its comfortable and was very easy to settle into.

    Tips for prospective students

    Because of the constant changing weather I would suggest being alot of winter clothes to keep you warm.

    In three sentences

    A place where you can get away from the big city life and focus finding who you are as a person and in your studies. Surrounded by nature, and with the teachers and staff that immediately respond to your questions. This University is here to help students thrive far beyond just their courses.

  • 02/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are signs up all over campus that give schedules on the fun things that are happening on campus and when. They play movies for free almost every weekend. There are dances and concerts and dance recitals. Parties happen quite often, and a lot of those parties are alcohol free! There is an ice rink in town so people like to get groups together and go skating. It is also fun to see plays on campus which are also free for students, as well as sports events.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus is pretty good. Bobs offers a lot of different options. This is usually where you would eat if you live in the dorms and have the meal plan. They serve food on the weekends as well. Some sororities and fraternities do not.There is also another cafeteria connected to the TLC building. They have a lot of different options as well. Such as; Chinese Food, Sub Connection, And grilled foods. There is also an Einstein's Bagel Shop, and the food and beverage there is delicious! There are also some great restaurants in town, such as; Wingers, Applebees, Fire House, Ale House, Gambino's and much more.

    Dorm Life

    If it is possible for you, even as a freshman, try to stay in the LLC campus dorms. They are MUCH more comfortable, and give you a little more privacy, and even a better chance to use the kitchenette. The rooms in Wallace sometimes feel small and cramped. In Wallace, if you don't have a roommate it doesn't mean it will stay that way, you could receive a roommate at the drop of a hat. Bunk beds are also required in Wallace.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor is pretty high here. There is also lots of help for people who are struggling. People who have high GPAs are put on the Dean's List and receive a letter telling them so. Also some are recognized, especially if they are involved in a sport!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of things like Vandal Friday and Envision! These are trips that allow prospective students to visit and/or stay on campus. This will help to get a feel on what it will be like to live on campus, and give you a chance to see what it would feel like to be a student. It gives opportunities to stay not only in sororities or fraternities, but also in the dorms. It helps future students to weigh their options and decide what they prefer. Things may sound great online, but you never know until you have ACTUALLY experienced it.

    In three sentences

    The University of Idaho's campus is beautiful, fun, and opportunity full! There is countless options for tutoring and help. The campus has a motto called I have your back, this motto makes people feel very safe on campus.

  • 03/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The main reason I came to this campus is because you feel very safe here, and everyone here is very friendly. The atmosphere here at the University is incredible, and you can feel it as soon as you put foot on this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many activities here on campus. There is something always going on whether its free concerts at the ballroom, or sports, and a variety of other entertaining things.

    What to do for fun

    I love going to the recreation center to work out or play sports. The recreation center here is very nice. You have an indoor soccer court, basketball court, zumba room, boxing room, whatever you need they have it. I also like going out for walks, the city of Moscow is pretty big but everything is in walking length.

    Food and Dining

    I am going to be honest the food here isn't the best, it doesn't compare to your mothers cooking but it is alright. They have a variety of food whether its in campus or off, so you'll find something you like here.

    Dorm Life

    I think the dorm life is the best part of college because you live with all of your friends. In high school you could hang out with friends on some days but not everyday like in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Idaho like any other college has its difficult classes and easy ones. They do a great job of giving you all the tools to succeed whether its tutors or study programs. They're on you if you get bad grades, well at least the program that I am in. I am in a program called College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP) its for first year students who come from Migrant families. This program helps us out so much by giving us financial, academic, and moral support.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tip is to apply for as many scholarships that you can because college is expensive, and the second is to enjoy your time in college and really study hard because this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

    In three sentences

    The best experience of my life. I have so much fun here and I am getting a top class education. I highly recommend this University to anyone who is thinking about college.

  • 03/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They are always patrolling the dorms, makes me feel safer.

    What to do for fun

    Dancing, sports, friends, shopping

    Food and Dining

    It's not the best food but there is a lot of stations to get food from and cereal and milk, juice, and soda is served all day. The dining place for freshmen and people with dining plans is called Bob's. Its set up like a buffet where you can just get as many servings as you want. Then if you purchase a meal plan, depends which one it is you have either $250 or $300 dollars to spend for each semester at food and drink places on campus which includes Einstein's Bagels, Denny's All Nighter, places in the commons which is a Chinese place, the marketplace, a grill, Jamba Juice, and Sub Connection which is like a Subway. If you go to Jamba Juice and you use your flex dollars, that is a helpful place to check how much flex dollars you have remaining. Flex Dollars are very helpful for freshmen so they can save some of their money by just using their flex dollars on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I would recommend living in the Tower dorm building your first year. The Tower is for freshmen only unless your an RA or a FYRE Starter.Each floor is single gender so I lived with the floor thats only freshmen with a RA and an academic advisor which they call a FYRE Starter. There are 11 floors and around 36 people on each floor. So its a great way to meet new people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't bring a lot since the dorms are small

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy the college. The staff is very friendly. There is a lot on campus to do.

  • 04/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Join some clubs and make as many friends as you can within the first three months. Being lonely is the number one most depressing thing about living in Moscow, and try not to let your room mate fail.

    In three sentences

    I don't rate the University very highly. In the time I've been here, I've had every single aspect of my life torn from me and destroyed. The people are nice however and they seem to care when you talk about your day with them.

  • 04/06/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I ate in the cafeteria there and the food was really good, with lots of different options, desserts, sodas, etc.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed on the Honors College floor and it was a lot of fun! The rooms were reasonably big and everyone was really friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    I was accepted here, but I haven't taken any classes so this opinion is based solely on what others have told me.

    In three sentences

    I visited U of I for the Women in Engineering Day and I liked the campus a lot. Moscow is a nice town. It was really cold when I visited, but we were still able to walk everywhere, which I liked.

  • 04/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security guys we have on campus have a phone you can call and they will meet you wherever you are and walk you home! Plus, it's free!!!

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in the Greek Life but I know they are always doing something fun!

    Clubs and Activities

    If you get involved, it is the most fun you can have.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoor lovers!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Old Arboretum is fun in the dark but it can be a little scary too.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, this is a great school, especially for an outdoorsy person. I love my professors and I have met some great, life-long friends.

    What to do for fun

    Moscow mountain is a beautiful hike, Farmer's Market downtown Moscow, Golf at the University Golf Course, walk through the Arboretum, find some friends and go play at the Rec Center, watch a movie in the Pullman Theater (roughly 15 minutes from campus)

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are definitely the kind you hear stories about, however, if you are involved around campus, you don't spend a lot of time here.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are what you are expecting for a four year college; take the time to study and pursue the career you want so the classes are enjoyable.

    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED! I cannot say this enough. Being involved with even one group on campus will change your whole outlook on college.

    In three sentences

    The advisers you are paired with are very helpful in getting you to be the most successful because they specialize in your area of study which makes class registrations very simple. There are ways to do what you want and still graduate on time; professors and advisers will help you get the grades and classes you need or want if you put the effort into the process. The students are friendly and active because there are a lot of things to do if you find them.