C of I named to Princeton Review’s ‘Best 377 Colleges’

The College of Idaho today was named one of the nation’s top schools by The Princeton Review in the 2013 edition of its book, "The Best 377 Colleges." The C of I for several years has been an annual inclusion in the book, which includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores in eight categories based on surveys of students attending the profiled schools.

In this year’s rankings, the C of I faculty received outstanding reviews as students gave the College a “Professors Interesting” rating of 95 and a “Professors Accessible” rating of 93 (out of 99). Surveyed students also pointed out the overall quality of the C of I academic program, the friendly campus community and the diversity of the student body. The Best 377 Colleges, which also includes lists of the top 20 schools in 62 different categories, ranked The College of Idaho No. 18 in the category “Easiest campus to get around.”

“The College of Idaho enjoys a long tradition of outstanding teachers who are committed to the success of their students,” C of I President Marv Henberg said. “I’m gratified to see the quality of our professors recognized by those who know best – our students.”

For more information about The Princeton Review’s 2013 book and rankings, click here.

The C of I also was included in Forbes recently-released 2013 list of “America’s Top Colleges,” which ranks the top 650 schools in the nation. Forbes’ rankings are based on post graduate success, student satisfaction, debt, four-year graduation rate and competitive awards. The C of I ranked No. 222 on this year’s list, easily the best mark by any Idaho institution.  Click here to see the full list.

The 2013 edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges included The College of Idaho as well. The book, compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, is a selective, subjective look at approximately 300 of the best colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Great Britain.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit