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.
As our state’s land-grant research institution, it is our mission to provide access to practical education in scientific and classical studies. In 2022, we were named the Best Value of any public university in the West by U.S. News & World Report for a third straight year. We’re also ranked in the top 6% of all public universities in the country for overall quality. A University of Idaho education earns graduates the highest starting salary of any public college or university in Idaho. 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 worldrenowned Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm in 1908 – is an idyllic setting where Vandals shape their futures. In addition to our primary Moscow location, our university spans across the state through our beautiful campuses in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls, and McCall. Our research makes a substantial difference for the economies of Idaho and the nation. 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. Our 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