Students Say

A small liberal arts school, The College of Idaho is “like a diamond in the rough.” Students tell us, “You’d be surprised at the very high quality this little school offers!” The small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratio promote the school’s emphasis on “individual learning” and a “personalized education plan.” The academic experience at The College of Idaho is “incredibly rigorous but also very rewarding.” Though the school has a “well-developed” liberal arts core, students also describe the biology and premed programs as “fantastic.” Courses are “challenging,” “fascinating,” and “great preparation for both graduate school and the professional world.”

Overview

Applicants
944
Acceptance Rate
93%
Average HS GPA
3.51

GPA Breakdown

36%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
450 - 600
SAT Math
470 - 590
SAT Writing
440 - 570
ACT Composite
21 - 27

Deadlines


Regular
July 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

A small liberal arts school, The College of Idaho is “like a diamond in the rough.” Students tell us, “You’d be surprised at the very high quality this little school offers!” The small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratio promote the school’s emphasis on “individual learning” and a “personalized education plan.” The academic experience at The College of Idaho is “incredibly rigorous but also very rewarding.” Though the school has a “well-developed” liberal arts core, students also describe the biology and premed programs as “fantastic.” Courses are “challenging,” “fascinating,” and “great preparation for both graduate school and the professional world.” The small school environment provides a “sense of community” and allows students to develop “strong working relationships” with their professors. Students tell us their professors are “attentive,” “very accessible,” and “passionate about what they teach.” One graduating senior described the school as “an academic gold mine of some of the most published and highly regarded professors and researchers in the field.” The “personal teaching” approach the professors at The College of Idaho take makes them “consistently recognized nationally and internationally for their contributions to the academic community and to their students.” The administration is “involved with the students” and “effective” though “the professors are what make The College of Idaho great.” Also great is the fact that the school is “cost competitive” and offers “generous scholarships.” As one freshman tells us, “My school is way more than a place for me to learn. My teachers have become more like guardians for my education, and my peers…my second family.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
131
with Terminal Degree
81

73
Men
58
Women
12
Minority
3
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
45%
Graduate in 5 years
56%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General

  • Education

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Pre-Nursing Studies

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology and Anthropology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Joe Albertson
Founder, Albertson's Supermarket chain

Paul Smith
Academy Award-winning composer/aranger for Disney

Kris McDivitt
Co-founder, Patagonia Outerwear

Chris Farnsworth
Author, The President's Vampire Series

Dr. Mary Shorb
Co-discoverer of vitamin B-12

Pam Dunlap
Exec VP, Philips Corporation

C. L. "Butch" Otter
Governor, State of Idaho

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
87
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 16

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,497

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,833

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,763

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,707

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
39%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$16,858

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$25,410
Required Fees
$755
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$700

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

Students tell us, The College of Idaho has “students from many walks of life” and a “student body full of individuals.” While a majority of the student body is “white, middle-class, and right out of high school,” students at The College of Idaho promote an “atmosphere of learning from others no matter their background.” Many students tell us that there really isn’t a “typical student,” which isn’t so surprising given its large international student population. Each student at The College of Idaho is “an active participant in the campus community.” One junior tells us students are, “overly involved” and “extremely busy with clubs, campus activities, athletics, and academics.” Students are “hardworking but social,” “intelligent,” and “well-rounded.” According to one sophomore, “though [we are all] different, the commonality of going to C of I brings us together.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,120
Out of State
17%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
46

Demographics

52% female
48% male
17% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Life in Caldwell can be “pretty quiet” but Boise, the capital, is only about a thirty-minute drive away, and the school regularly hosts trips into the city. However, the campus “strives” and “mostly succeeds” in making up for the town by sponsoring many activities on campus. A student tells us, “On campus there is always something going on…I rarely have a night where there isn’t something that I could do for fun.” The College of Idaho offers a variety of extracurricular activities. The school’s Program Council “puts on great events all year long.” Such events as movie and bowling nights are open to all students and are often offered free of charge. Students at The College of Idaho also tend to be very interested in clubs and club-sponsored events. With a multitude of clubs to join, there is a club “for all personality types.” One student tells us, “Whether it is attending a theater or band concert, an athletic event, or a club meeting, there are plenty of ways to get involved.” Students describe their school life as “great overall,” and because the school is so small, “any major campus-sponsored activity brings us all together as one, giant, friendly social club.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
65%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
97
First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
83

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
33
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
0

18% join a fraternity
17% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Coyotes)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Coyotes)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: www.collegeofidaho.edu/studentclubs

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered

Sustainability

Green Rating
73

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
51

Average Number of PC's per Lab
6

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Andrea Wilson
Visitation and Event Coordinator

Address
Admission Operations
2112 Cleveland Boulevard
Caldwell, ID 83605-4432

Phone
208-459-5020

Email
awilson@collegeofidaho.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
J.A. Albertson Activity Center
McCain Student Center
Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts
Centennial Amphitheater
Dorms

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Boise
Boise River- fishing and rafting
Boise Foothills-hiking, mountain biking
Bogus Basin Ski Area
Boise Town Square Mall
Ste. Chapelle Winery Treasure Valley Marketplace

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mon - Fri
8-5
208-459-5020

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Upon request
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Upon Request

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
3 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@collegeofidaho.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Limitations
Overnights available Mon.-Thur. nights (subject to availability)

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Boise airport- 25 miles from campus. Rides are available from admission staff, alumni, Parent Association, taxi, or Treasure Valley Transit.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From west bound or east bound I-84, take the 10th Ave. exit. Turn left onto 10th Ave. Continue on 10th Ave. until you come to the 10th Ave. and Cleveland Blvd. intersection. Turn left onto Cleveland Blvd., continue on Cleveland for approximately 2 miles. The campus will be on your right. Turn right onto Indiana. The campus is still on right. There is a large parking lot behind our activity center. Park here.

Local Accommodations
Tell the following that you are visiting the campus. Best Western,(208)454-7225,$112-$150 LaQuinta,(208)454-2222 $88-$119
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Key Stats

944
Applicants
1,120
Size
93%
Acceptance Rate
1060
SAT Scores

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