University of Idaho Admission
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The University of Idaho is a rather moderately sized, public institution located in the town of Moscow, Idaho, and is home to over 8,000 undergraduate students and approximately 3,800 graduate and part-time professional students. The school’s 8 undergraduate and 2 graduate schools offer a wide range of academic programs in the areas of art and architecture, agriculture, business and economics, education, engineering, letters and science, mines and earth resources, natural resources, forestry, wildlife, and range sciences. These academic divisions offer broad majors in the areas of agriculture, (a large program that encompasses everything from agricultural business management to soil science) biological science, business, (which includes a unique office management and supervision program) communications and the arts, computer and physical science, education, engineering and environmental design, (home to a great and unique program in cartography) health professions, as well as social sciences. The University of Idaho offers its students a wide variety of majors in both the liberal arts and preprofessional studies, however, some of the most popular with with students include majors in the areas of electrical engineering, forestry, business, as well as computer engineering.
Admission to University of Idaho is quite competitive, and the number of qualified out of state students applying has been increasing with each passing admissions cycle. Last year, over 4,000 students applied for admission to the school, and approximately 3,200 of those students were accepted. Eventually however, only about 1,660 of the admitted students actually enrolled for the coming Fall semester. The admitted students had an average combined SAT score ranging from 1110 to 1180, and an average comprehensive ACT score ranging from 23 to 32. Additionally, more than 75% of those admitted were ranked in the top 25% of their high school graduating class with an average high school GPA of about a 3.76.
The University of Idaho has a very manageable student to faculty ratio of 15:1, which is excellent considering that the university is a fairly large state institution. Students love the fact that their classes are nice and cozy, and say that they really get to have some engaging discussions in their courses, instead of just being talked at.
The Social Scene
The town of Moscow is quite small, and it doesn’t really offer students much in the way of entertainment besides a strip mall or two and some movie theaters, however, students seem to be pretty good at creating their own entertainment on the campus itself. The school is home to a whopping 27 national fraternities and sororities, and Greek life is a huge factor on campus. Over 20% of the student body joins a Greek organization at some point, and their parties are very very popular with students, both Greek and non-Greek. Drinking is definitely the most popular form of social interaction on campus, and although the administration has been trying to crack down on kegging, it hasn’t seemed to curb partying in general.
The dating scene may not be terrifically diverse, but we hear there are a remarkable amount of attractive potential dates that haunt the campus...
“Even though this is a pretty large state school, the classes are amazingly small, and you feel really looked-after.”
“The professors seem to be very dedicated to this place, and it’s nice to see that they really care about you and the school in general.”
“There is always something going on. Parties, events, sports... the list goes on and on.”
“Moscow is pretty boring. There really isn’t anything to do beyond the campus itself.”
“There are a lot of people here who don’t really seem to care about classes. They’re just here to party.”
“I feel like I’m still in high school sometimes because all these kids want to do it gossip.”
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