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People

  • Enrollment of approximately 1,100 students.
  • 18 percent of students are international, representing 88 countries.
  • Nearly 30 percent of students are Hispanic, African-American, Asian-American, American Indian, or multi-ethnic.
  • Students come from 25 different states.
  • More than one-third of students compete for 20 varsity sports teams. The College also offers club sports, intramurals, outstanding performing arts programs in music, theatre, art and debate, active Greek life, and a long list of student clubs.
  • College of Idaho student-athletes have captured 70 individual and team national championships, including 29 since 2011.
  • The medical school acceptance for College of Idaho graduates is 85-percent, one of the highest placement rates in the northwest.
  • Since 2014, 100-percent of College of Idaho graduates who applied to law school were accepted.

Academics

  • The College of Idaho offers 26 majors and 58 minors in the fine arts and humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, social sciences and history, and professional fields.
  • 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio and high student-faculty interaction.
  • Through our innovative PEAK curriculum, students earn a major and three minors in four years across the four academic peaks. This empowers students to pursue their passions while developing the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary for lifelong success.
  • The First-Year Experience creates a sense of community and prepares students for lifelong learning. It includes a community-building retreat in McCall, a first-year theme and book, first-year seminars, and first-year living communities and mentors.
  • Numerous off-campus and study abroad programs are available, including regular trips to London, Paris, China, Australia, and Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains. 

Distinctions

  • College of Idaho graduates includes seven Rhodes Scholars, 14 Marshall, Truman and Goldwater Scholars, three governors, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, an Academy Award-winning composer, four NFL players, the co-discoverer of B12, and the co-founder of Patagonia Outerwear.
  • The College has earned four Carnegie Foundation Idaho Professors of the Year awards.
  • America’s Top Colleges (No. 1 in Idaho) - Wall Street Journal
  • Top 120, Best National Liberal Arts Colleges – U.S. News & World Report
  • No. 4, nationally, in social mobility - U.S. News & World Report
  • America's Best Value Colleges (No. 5 in the U.S.)—USA Today
  • America’s Best College Values (No. 4 in Pacific Northwest)—Kiplinger’s Personal Finance 
  • America’s Happiest Students (No. 12), Best Health Services (No. 14) and Most Accessible Professors (No. 16)—The Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges
  • Top Accounting Bachelor’s Programs in Idaho - AccountingEdu.org
  • Idaho’s top school for job placement - Zippia
  • No. 1 in Idaho for graduation rate, freshman retention rate, alumni giving percentage, and the highest percentage of freshmen in the top-10 percent of their high school class— U.S. News & World Report.

Campus and Southwest Idaho

  • The College of Idaho’s beautiful, residential campus is located in Caldwell, part of Idaho’s vibrant Treasure Valley.
  • Facilities include 16 academic, athletic, student life and support buildings and five residence halls, along with suite-style apartments and rental houses adjacent to campus.
  • Recent improvements include the addition of two new, modular dorms on the south side of campus; construction of Cruzen-Murray Library; complete renovations of Voorhees and Finney Residence Halls; continued upgrades to Anderson Residence Hall; a second phase renovation of Boone Science Hall; construction of the Marty Holly Athletics Center; and the addition of lights at Simplot Stadium (football, soccer, lacrosse) and Wolfe Field (baseball).
  • Our campus is 30 minutes from downtown Boise and its numerous cultural, arts, entertainment, dining, and professional sports offerings.
  • The campus is within a short drive of countless world-class outdoor opportunities, including skiing, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and wildlife viewing.