Founded as a land-grant research university in 1889, the University of Idaho is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research. U of I is dedicated to diversity, citizenship and global outreach.
At the University of Idaho, you go beyond intellectual and physical boundaries and venture into new experiences. Whether it be through research or within the welcoming campus community, you learn how to ask meaningful questions, be invited to participate in new experiences and build the global perspectives you need to succeed in this increasingly interconnected world.
Study with the world’s brightest
We are committed to helping you develop solutions for today’s complex society. You are taught by excellent educators, skilled researchers and experienced professors who have worked in the field for private businesses and public entities. Together, these individuals are united with a goal of sharing their knowledge to prepare you - part of the next generation of professionals - to excel in your chosen career field.
Internationally Recognized Research
As a leading research university, the University of Idaho offers countless learning experiences for great career preparation. We are consistently recognized as one of the best American public universities by the Princeton Review.
Senior Capstone Design Program
At the University of Idaho, we have one of the leading engineering programs in the Northwest. Our Senior Capstone Program has been named one of the top 10 in the nation. Our focus is teaching the fundamentals of engineering and providing hands-on design and research opportunities. We have world-class facilities and professors who are eager to work with students on a wide range of cutting-edge research.
Launch Your Global Career
The University of Idaho provides an immersive education that prepares graduates to succeed in the global job market, delivering one of the best educational investments available in the United States.
The U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard ranks U of I as one of America’s very best schools, offering an affordable education, high graduation rates and great prospects for graduate employment
- On campus Career Center, career services and student services
- Professional opportunities
- Great on-campus job opportunities
- Career Fairs every spring and fall with over 100 employers, including:
- Micron, Boeing, Glanbia, Microsoft, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
- Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories plans to hire 800 additional employees in the next three years
Global Student Success Program (GSSP)
The University of Idaho offers an undergraduate and graduate Global Student Success Program (GSSP). Both levels allow students to take university credit-bearing courses in a small-class environment. Program benefits include:
- You are a U of I student from day one
- I-20 is issued from the university
- No SAT, ACT or GRE required for admission
- You receive academic credit on your U of I transcript
- Additional classes and student support provided
- Small class sizes (25 students or less)
Our commitment to student success
We understand the transition to university study can be difficult for international students. The U of I GSSP team is ready to help students with any challenge no matter how big or small. We are here to help students develop the skills necessary to successfully complete their studies.