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C of I named Idaho’s ‘Hidden Gem’ college

College Raptor, a free college matching platform, has named The College of Idaho the best “Hidden Gem” institution in Idaho and one of the best small-enrollment colleges in the nation.

This marks the second year of this recognition, which aims to highlight colleges and universities around the country that may be overlooked by students weighing their college options.

C of I publishes spring issue of ‘Quest’ magazine

The College of Idaho has printed its spring 2016 issue of ‘Quest’ magazine, which is in mailboxes now. The spring issue has a theme of “Discovery,” highlighting the many groundbreaking discoveries made by C of I students, professors and alumni over the College’s 125-year history.   

President Borst honored as IBR Woman of the Year

College of Idaho President Charlotte Borst has been honored by the Idaho Business Review as one of Idaho’s 2016 Women of the Year. Borst, one of 50 honorees selected by the IBR, attended a Feb. 26 celebration in Boise to accept the award and was featured in the annual Women of the Year magazine.

Click here to read the Women of the Year publication online.

C of I's Orma J. Smith Museum nationally ranked

Step into The College of Idaho’s Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, and you’ll be met by specimens and artifacts as far as they eye can see. The museum’s extensive collections and educational programs both for the C of I campus and the public are big reasons why the museum is being recognized as one of the best college museums in America.

Niche names C of I a Top-150 school, No. 1 in Idaho

The College of Idaho has once again been named one of the best colleges in the nation, and tops in Idaho, this time by Niche in its 2016 “Best Colleges” rankings of 1,164 schools in the United States. 

Considering factors such as academics, campus quality, student life, professors and more, the C of I received an “A-” overall grade and landed at No. 149 nationally. Click here to see the C of I profile on Niche.

C of I named a top-five value in USA Today

The College of Idaho is one of America’s premier value colleges, according to a Dec. 10 article in USA Today. The article, citing data from College Factual’s most recent ranking of America's “Best 10 Colleges for the Money,” lists the C of I at No. 5 among more than 1,200 schools nationwide. The College earned high marks for its distinctive PEAK Curriculum, its high graduation rate and its strong combination of academic quality and economic value.

C of I named a Top School for Skiers & Snowboarders

The College of Idaho has been featured as one of “America’s Best Colleges for Skiing and Snowboarding” by the website BestColleges.com. The C of I ranks No. 22 overall and is the only Idaho school on the national list of 25 colleges and universities. Featured schools were chosen based on proximity to resorts, affordability, accessibility, and the availability of student skiing and snowboarding clubs. 

C of I takes part in #GivingTuesday

The holidays offer a weekend of ‘door-buster’ deals and shopping. But at their core, they remind us to be thankful for what we have and ever mindful of others. That’s why a global day of giving back was instituted in 2012 with #GivingTuesday.

President Borst publishes Idaho Statesman Op-Ed

College of Idaho President Charlotte Borst recently published a guest opinion piece in the Idaho Statesman. The article focused on the College's recent decision to adopt a test-optional admission policy. Click here to read the Op-Ed on the Idaho Statesman's website, or see the full article below.

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Test-optional format is good for College of Idaho, students  

By Charlotte Borst, President, The College of Idaho

This day in C of I history: In the trenches of WWI

From the Nov. 16, 1916 issue of the Coyote comes insight into life inside the trenches of the Great War from Andrew Bennett Thompson, who attended the C of I from 1914-1915. The son of Rev. and Mrs. Charles Thompson, Andrew was born in Hwangyen, a province of Chekiang, China while his parents were missionaries. He enlisted with the 72nd Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Vancouver in September 1915, and crossed to England with that unit in April of the following year.

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