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Princeton Review recognizes The College of Idaho for racial diversity

2010. 08. 03.

The College of Idaho today was named one of America's best colleges and ranked No. 10 in the nation in the category “Race/Class Interaction” by the Princeton Review in its annual publication “The Best 373 Colleges.” C of I has been a regular on both lists in recent years, a nod to the school's academic reputation and thriving international student population.

During the 2009-2010 school year, The College of Idaho had students from 43 foreign countries – comprising 8.4 percent of the student population – and an additional 11.2 percent of minority American students. With nearly 1-in-5 students coming from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, the C of I campus has become a beacon of international and racial diversity in the Intermountain West.

“I have been telling people since my arrival last July that they should come to The College of Idaho for a multicultural experience,” C of I President Marv Henberg said. “It is heartening to see those words ratified in the Princeton Review ranking.”

The Princeton Review is a Massachusetts-based educational services company. It publishes its yearly review based on feedback from college students who complete an 80-question survey rating their own schools on the quality of campus life, safety, green practices, academics, professors, admissions and financial aid. Only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges make the list. The 373 colleges and universities chosen are not ranked from 1 to 373, but there are top-20 lists made for 62 different categories. “Race/Class Interaction” is one of those categories.

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 seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten 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 undergraduate minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit