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University of Idaho Campus Life

Campus Size

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

Gender Breakdown:

46% Women
54% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Western Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


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


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

Services & Housing

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

Clubs & Organizations

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

Safety Statistics

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

Notable Alumni

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

  • Sep-05-2012 Read More
  • Kelsi from Bonney Lake, WA
  • 5
  • Dorm life here is great. you can choose between the regular 2 person dorm rooms or the apartment style 5 person suits, all conveniently located less than 5 mins away…

  • Jan-29-2012 Read More
  • Madeleine from Canby, OR
  • 5
  • 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…

  • Jan-01-2013 Read More
  • Sierra from Palmer, AK
  • 2
  • 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…

  • Jan-21-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Bradley from Nampa, ID
  • Feb-15-2016 I am a current student here

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

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  • 4
  • Mallory from Buckley, WA
  • Dec-14-2015 I am a current student here

    Bob's (the main dining hall) is all right, but there's lots of other options on and off campus that are great.

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  • 4
  • Lennin from Boise, ID
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

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

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  • 5
  • Katy from Marsing, ID
  • Sep-21-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Food here was actually quite good. I liked what they had to eat.

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  • 4
  • Brandi from Broadus, MT
  • Dec-04-2014 I am a current student here

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

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  • 2
  • Brianna from Hayden, ID
  • Apr-23-2014 I am a current student here

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

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  • 4
  • Accepted Student, ID
  • Apr-06-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I ate in the cafeteria there and the food was really good, with lots of different options, desserts, sodas, etc.

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  • 3
  • Alexis from Woodland, WA
  • Mar-17-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 5
  • Eduardo from Moscow, ID
  • Mar-12-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 4
  • Tiffany from Nampa, ID
  • Feb-19-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • jacob from boise, id
  • Mar-31-2016 I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Bradley from Nampa, ID
  • Feb-15-2016 I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Brandi from Broadus, MT
  • Dec-04-2014 I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Lindsy from Kuna, ID
  • Jan-07-2014 I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Mandy from Washington
  • Oct-29-2013 I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Krista from Idaho Falls, ID
  • Oct-14-2013 I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Mason from Boise, ID
  • Jul-21-2013 I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Kylie from Boise, ID
  • Apr-03-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Prome from Moscow, ID
  • Mar-20-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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