University of Idaho Reviews

  • 27 Reviews
  • Moscow (ID)
  • Annual Tuition: $27,632
88% of 27 students said this degree improved their career prospects
81% of 27 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 3/9/2023
  • Degree: Anthropology
"It is clear that leaning about anthropology, outside of cultural is not a priority 90% + of students being archaeology focused. The wokeness and indoctrination tactics are riddled in every class and non-conforming to liberal narrative voices are silenced. There is a serious lack of classes that actually expand archaeological learning. The program is based in historical anthropology and so students who study prehistory are at a disadvantage. There is a push for Native American studies with anthropology at UIdaho. While the program does offer a good bioarchaeological focus the required graduate seminar classes are discussion based but not on topics of actual archaeology or anthropology outside of public engagement and social theory. Theories like feminist, gender, and even CRT based ideas are taught as realities and not theory as they should be. There is clear discrimination against conservative students despite being located in more rural Idaho. Moscow is a beautiful place to live and almost makes the frustrating direction of the program worth it. Unless you are a student who is okay with their degree being more sociological based then anthropological I would look at other programs at other universities."
Alondra Maldonado
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"Great institution located in a beautiful college town. Its a school that is small enough to care, big enough to matter. The school has many resources for students to take advantage of such as the career center that helps current student and alumni alike. There are more than 150 student led organizations so that students can always be involved and feel at home. Outside of campus, there are many quaint shops and cafes that provide a fun time for students. Overall, belonging to the Vandal family is an experience unlike any other."
Vandal Alum 2016
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"It was a great education and provided great experiences."
Melanie Hawkins
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2017
  • Degree: Music
"I had many wonderful opportunities to learn and grow at the University of Idaho. I was surrounded by great faculty who took time to meet with me and help me learn and who were willing to answer my questions. I studied Piano Performance and feel that I was prepared to apply and be accepted to graduate programs. I will be attending graduate school at Roosevelt University in the Fall of 2017 and hope to use this scholarship towards furthering my education. At the University of Idaho, I was taught not only skills I needed as a musician, but also skills I need to connect with others and build relationships. I would recommend the University of Idaho to many students looking to attend college. It is a beautiful campus and the faculty are very friendly and willing to take extra time to care for students. I am so grateful for my education and the chance I had to study in Idaho."
Alma Elias
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2017
  • Degree: Sociology
"Attending University of Idaho was one of the best decisions of my life. They paved the way to my future and prepared me for my now career. I also met some of the best people. My professors were inspiring and they wanted to see their students succeed."
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2017
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"The University of Idaho is a small university with approximately 11,000 students. This allows for intimate classroom sizes, permitting you to better know your professors and peers. A student may walk across campus within 10 minutes to reach his/her class. Additionally, there is a variety of on-campus living options including dormitories and Greek housing. If you want to live off-campus, the rental prices for houses or apartments are extremely reasonable. Various degrees are offered at U of I, all of which have excellent instruction and coursework. Specifically, the Exercise Science degree isn't too rigorous and can be completed within 3.5 years. The 360 hour internship required for the degree program allows you to self-reflect on your profession of interest. Students remain occupied with a variety of activities offered on campus and in the community. If you are looking for an intimate college experience, I highly recommend the University of Idaho."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"The program that I was in was small and had friendly staff members and professors. However there was also a lot of drama between the professors and students that was highly unprofessional and it delegitimized the program for me. I also feel like I lost more interest in the field I was studying because of my experience there."
Heidi Helling
  • Reviewed: 9/14/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"The College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho provides an excellent educational opportunity for students who are interested in Ecology and Conservation Biology sciences. The Academic advisors are supportive of undergraduate student needs, and I would highly recommend this university curriculum to goal seeking future biologists who are also looking for hand-on learning experiences."
Sydney Amigo
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2016
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"I attended the University of Idaho for my Bachelor's degree. I am now going to attend Pace University in New York City. I feel that my amazing on-campus and intimate classroom settings had the greatest influence on me to pursue a graduate degree. University of Idaho is set in a gorgeous rural location in Northern Idaho with a plethora of degree options. The quality of professors and diversity of students is up to par with any tiered university. The unified community is extraordinary, making these transitional years welcoming and and easy adjustment to any recent High School graduate. To this day, I know that there was no other experience quite like my time at the University of Idaho. The acquisition of higher knowledge, the close-nit community, the gorgeous surroundings and out-door activity opportunity, and incredible campus life made my time at the University of Idaho the best years of my life. I hope graduate school will be a fraction as amazing as my undergraduate years were."
Sean Scoggin
  • Reviewed: 1/28/2016
  • Degree: Public Policy
"The Masters of Public Administration at the University of Idaho is a quality program with outstanding faculty and staff. Though the focus of the program is primarily on public policy formulation effecting local municipalities, the programs curriculum is diverse and rich in all aspects of policy formulation. The programs connection to local government and politics facing the surrounding community allows for graduate students to obtain firsthand experience in government and politics well before graduating."
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2016
  • Degree: Computer Science
"First of all I'd like to say this school is out in the middle of nowhere. Coming from the city I liked it my first year after that I started to go stir crazy. The kids are friendly enough, the classes are so so from what I was used to at our high school You have to take a lot of pre-reqs instead of testing out to get placed into classes. Second the advising is pretty much zero at the time I went you got your advising from within your degree. Meaning your Prof advised you. (not cool) Lastly speaking of Professors, many of them had their own agenda, that being said they taught what they wanted to and nothing more. I left U of I cause it wasn't for me and from what I gather it isn't for a lot of person. Know of 5 of my school mates who left a year before me or after. Glad I am where I am at cause they know what they are doing."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
"I really liked the professors and overall experience"
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2015
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"Best school in Idaho. It's big enough to have good programs and research, but it's small enough that you can have relationships with your professors. Great performing arts programs. Don't let the elitism of BFA programs get to you. It's perfectly fine to be a jack of all trades."
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: Landscape Design
"I love the University of Idaho! Moscow is a great place to have your college experience because of the wonderful community you get with a small town."
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"I was a transfer student. I was originally pursuing Family Consumer Sciences- Child Development degree. I already had an associate in Early Childhood Care and Education but was going to have to repeat many course that I've already completed and take courses that work with teenagers- I want to work with preschoolers. I switched my degree and love what I'm doing. Administration doesn't really care about your education as much as they are making money."
Christopher Gutierrez
  • Reviewed: 5/27/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"This program provides excellent teaching experiences accompanied with outstanding coursework, mentorship, and a strong sense of program community."
  • Reviewed: 5/9/2015
  • Degree: Law
"The pros of my graduate program are the faculty. Each and every faculty member that I have interacted with or received help from were pleasant and professional. They are dedicated to having you do well in their law program. The cons of my graduate program are that because of the location, there aren't as many students of color to promote diversity."
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"University of Idaho was my way of getting an education as far away from my parents as I could, that aside, it was a great school. I ended up staying in an all girls dorm (at my parents insistence) and my first semester I did great (all A's except for 1 B). However, for the first time in my life I had more friends than I knew what to do with... in more social circles than I knew existed. College is NOT the place to learn to balance social calendars and academic responsibilities. I'm off topic however. I found the health clinic lacking (I was a broke college student and while I was under the impression our tuition went towards health expenses I found out we were expected to pay jacked up prices for services rendered.) The academic aspects of the school, however, were amazing. My academic counselor was essential in my success my first semester and I wish I had taken her and my schooling more seriously back then. The classes and the professors were engaging and interesting although I was a little overwhelmed after a self-paced homeschooling experience prior to my senior year at a public school. Overall, I rate this school an excellent choice for anyone looking for a big town school with a small town feel. Just be careful not to get sucked into the partying aspect found at, really, any college."
Jodie A. Ficca
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"University of Idaho is in the small town of Moscow, Idaho. The overall experience for underage students would be good, and even those who are younger and getting their Masters would find it very enjoyable. However, because it is very rural, there is not as much diversity and culture as I might enjoy as a nontraditional and older student. The health insurance is not as good as it used to be (I assume to save money) and tuition rates have gone up as well as a big turnover in presidents of the school. The professors, being in the State of Idaho, which has a very low rating in education, do not receive as much in salary, although my professors made tenure. A more diverse teaching staff would also be welcome. It is a safer school, but concealed weapons were just allowed on campus. So: we are gun-totin', keep "others" off our campus, lower tuition school, but with a good bar scene! The State of Idaho, however, is working to try and improve education in the state. Depends on whether the state can turn Democratic or not."
Kelcie M.
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2014
  • Degree: Journalism
"I wish my program had prepared me better for new media, and I wish I had diversified my degree further."