Since 1889, the University of Idaho has been a place that expects more from itself, more from its students, more from knowledge and more from life.


We offer a distinctive combination of outstanding majors and graduate programs, accomplished faculty, world-class facilities, renowned research and a residential campus in a spectacular natural setting. It’s no wonder we’re ranked among the top national universities in the country (U.S. News & World Report). We’re also one of the best values in higher education (The Princeton Review).

Idaho Falls – University Place 

The University of Idaho Idaho Falls Center provides programs that are individually designed to meet the educational objectives of the traditional and non-traditional student. We are located near the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), which provides unique research and educational opportunities. Our partnership with Idaho State University (ISU) allows students greater access to courses.

Here are just a few things that set us apart:


The Research

  • We are home to the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES);  a public/private partnership between the State of Idaho through its academic research institutions, Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho, and the federal government through the Department of Energy and its Idaho National Laboratory, which is managed by a private entity, Battelle Energy Alliance. Through its collaborative structure, CAES combines the efforts of these four research institutions to provide timely research support on both technical and policy issues.
  • Idaho Water Resource Research Institute
  • SR3 – Ground Water/Surface Water Interaction
  • Science, Mechanics, and Materials (SiMM) Laboratory (Teton).


The Academics

  • More than 20 resident faculty offer the individual attention that is possible with a small student-to-faculty ratio.
  • Seventeen (17) Master’s, eleven (11) Ph.D. and three (3) undergraduate majors are available in Idaho Falls.
  • Carefully selected Affiliate faculty with expertise and teaching experience complement the local programs.
  • Students can take courses from University of Idaho (UI) and Idaho State University (ISU).
  • Students can complete full degree programs here or begin in Idaho Falls and transfer to the UI Moscow campus.


The Students

  • Our typical enrollments at University Place include 400 UI and 1500 ISU students.
  • Students are a mix of traditional and non-traditional students.
  • Students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate or professional development programs.


The Student’s Life

  • University Place is a “commuter campus.”
  • Our Student Union Building offers the convenience and advantages of a centrally located bookstore, cafe, computer lab, counseling center, Nurse Practitioner, Early Learning Center, student organization meeting rooms and study areas.
  • The Students Services office located in the Student Union Building houses financial aid, academic advisors, admissions and registrar for both ISU and UI.
  • Library services are available on-site. Students have free access to a rich array of research materials.


The Support

  • We partner with Idaho State University, Eastern Idaho Technical College, and Idaho National Laboratory.
  • We are the local connection with the main campus in Moscow. Students can easily work with faculty and staff from Moscow.
  • Engineering Outreach, Career Planning and Placement, and the UI library have programs designed to serve students who are located outside Moscow.


The Value

  • Our students can work, play, and earn an undergraduate or graduate degree in eastern Idaho.
  • Students who want to “re-tool” their skills can take courses for professional development.
  • Our tuition, fees, and costs are consistently lower than the average four-year public university.
Contact Information:
Idaho Falls Campus:
1776 Science Center Dr., Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402


Main Campus:
Moscow, ID ISU/UI


Student Services Office:
Phone: (208) 282-7900
Fax: (208) 282-7929


University Bookstore:
(208) 282-7940


University Library:
(208) 282-7906


Computer Labs:
(208) 282-7981
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