to Moscow and the
Univesity of Idaho!
The University of Idaho built its foundation on a hill overlooking Moscow more than 130 years ago. Since then, our university has expanded and thrived within this vibrant city on the Palouse.
Our land-grant research institution ranks in the top 6% of all public colleges and universities in the United States. In 2021, we were named the Best Value of any public university in the West by U.S. News & World Report for a second straight year. A University of Idaho education earns graduates the highest starting salary of any public college or university in the state. That excellence finds a fitting home in Moscow, one of the gems of this great state.
Our beautiful and historic Moscow campus – designed by the world-renowned Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm in 1908 and the anchor of our statewide presence – is an idyllic setting where Vandals shape their futures. Our research enterprise makes a difference for the economy of our state, and our planet. Students learn from faculty mentors who are at the top of their fields in everything from creative arts to business to engineering and the sciences. Campus features many new and renovated facilities – an acclaimed recreation center, state-of-the-art classrooms and living spaces, and the spectacular, new ICCU Arena.
Just as the U of I is a hub of activity and energy, the city of Moscow bursts with vitality. Consistently recognized as one of the best college towns in America, this is a safe, welcoming and energetic community. Join us on the bike trails, at our remarkable farmers market or in one of our amazing restaurants throughout town. You’ll agree – this a special place.
Welcome to Moscow, and the University of Idaho.
C. Scott Green
in the West for Public Universities
— U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT