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| I LOVE University of Idaho! It's super fun - I love the profs and the students, and the small town feel is really homey! The social scene is great, there's parties, clubs, frats, sororities (go DG!), and so many things to keep you busy (not just school stuff). I'm sad to be graduating next year, but I know that over on the east coast (where I'm from) I can share some Vandal love! Apply here, you won't regret it! :) |
|Feb 06 2011|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2012 |
|Not so bright|
| What a great school at a great value! My decision to go to UI was one of the best decisions of my life. The education in the College of Natural Resources was great with tons of hands on experience. Professors are great and want to see you succeed. |
UI also values student life. There is lots to do. The Rec Center, for example, is state of the art and was a place where I ended up spending tons of time.
If you love the outdoors, this is the place for you. There is some of the best hunting and fishing in North America at your doorstep. Idaho is also known as the whitewater state and the campus Rec Center and Northwest River Supply (located in Moscow) supply equipment at some of the lowest prices I have ever seen. Fall = Hunting and Fishing, Winter = Skiing (I-90 or McCall), and Spring = Whitewater. For the weekends I spent in town, there was always a party or bar band to see.
Attending UI allowed me to succeed academically, have a great time, and walk out of graduation with ZERO debt. In a super competitive job market this allowed me to persue an advanced degree later on with less financial stress. I only wish I was doing it at UI. One downside: Winters vary from year to year and summer comes late. I had two very mild winters while I was there, but also two brutal ones as well. Need to be able to handle a little snow and cold.
|Feb 01 2011|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2008 |
| Going to the University of Idaho was the best decision I made. I recommend high schoolers to visit the school during Vandal Friday to see if it is the right place for you. During Vandal Friday, students can register for classes early and stay in greek houses or residence halls. |
I majored in journalism. it is a GREAT department and it is bar none the best in Idaho. Video production classes are awesome and so are the journalism classes.The professors are accessible and nice. Classes are small in this major.
It is easy to get involved with campus media. You can write for the newspaper, become a DJ at the local radio station KUOI (which is a great place), or participate in television news classes.
On campus life is great. I highly recommend living on campus as a freshman. I think the UI now requires it. I didn't live in the greek system, but I have friends that did. It just depends on your personality. I like my own space and privacy, so greek life wasn't for me. If you like being around a lot of people, maybe greek life is for you. I lived in the dorms for the first few years. It was great. Even though the tower and Wallace are old, it's pretty easy to make friends. Get involved in campus life - join organizations. There's plenty to choose from.
UI is a true college tow - thee town of Moscow revolves around campus. I came from a small town and Moscow wasn't much of a shock to me. Someone from a bigger city may be in for a bigger shock. I liked the size of Moscow. It was bigger than my hometown.
Moscow has a great downtown area. Plenty of coffee shops, places to eat, and night life if you are over 21.
Vandal football is a lot of fun. They've struggled for many years but are picking things up. Games are a LOT of fun. My only complaint is the town needs to bring in more businesses and things to do for students. The town seems a little anti-growth at times.
| Starting Job: Development Specialist, Preparedness: B, Reputation: B |
|Aug 28 2010|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |