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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.

C of I prints special 125th anniversary issue of Quest

The College of Idaho’s yearlong celebration of its 125th anniversary year continues with its publishing of the fall 2015 issue of Quest magazine, which is in mailboxes now. The issue is a special “C of I 125” edition in recognition of the College’s 125-year history of excellence.

C of I takes part in Caldwell Youth Forum

On a brisk September day, students from Vallivue, Caldwell, COSSA and Canyon Springs high schools descended upon The College of Idaho campus for the Caldwell Youth Forum, a one-day event aimed to provide training on how to make positive changes in their personal lives and high schools.

“We are getting these students to recognize their element of self-worth, who they are, and that they have a voice,” said C of I ski coach Ron Bonneau, chairman of the Caldwell Youth Forum.

C of I’s Mike Safford honored by NAIA

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced today that Mike Safford Jr., longtime College of Idaho Director of Athletic Communications, is the recipient of the 2016 Clarence “Ike” Pearson Award.

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