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C of I named to Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges”

The College of Idaho was again named one of the nation’s top schools in The Princeton Review’s 2016 edition of The Best 380 Colleges. In recent years, the C of I has been an annual inclusion in the book, which serves as The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide. 

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges—and four colleges outside the U.S.—are profiled in The Best 380 Colleges. The book includes detailed profiles of all 380 colleges with rating scores in eight categories, plus top-20 rankings lists in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of 136,000 students attending the featured colleges.

The College of Idaho scored 94 (out of 99) in the category “quality of campus life,” with one student telling the Princeton Review that “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 C of I also made the top-20 list for “Most Accessible Professors,” ranking No. 14 in the nation. C of I faculty received a 98 rating for “professor accessibility” and a 95 for “professor interesting.”

Students surveyed said:

“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,” and “you’d be surprised at the very high quality this little school offers.”

Click here to check out the C of I’s profile and The Princeton Review’s full 2016 rankings.

The C of I also was named to Forbes magazine’s list of “America’s Top Colleges,” landing at No. 195 nationally—making it the highest-ranking institution in Idaho and No. 38 in the West. In addition, the College made MONEY magazine’s list of “Best Colleges” and the 2016 Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. The C of I has a legacy of academic excellence, a winning athletics tradition and a history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. For more information, visit