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C of I among Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges’

August 5, 2014

The College of Idaho once again has been named one of the nation’s top schools by The Princeton Review in the 2015 edition of its book, "The Best 379 Colleges." In recent years, the C of I has been an annual inclusion in the book, which serves as The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide. 

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges—and four colleges outside the U.S.—are profiled in The Best 379 Colleges. The book includes detailed profiles of all 379 colleges with rating scores in eight categories, plus top-20 rankings lists in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the featured colleges.  

The College of Idaho scored 97 (out of 99) in the category “quality of campus life.” The C of I faculty also received favorable reviews, scoring 98 for “professors accessible” and 95 for “professors interesting.”

The College also cracked three top 20 lists: “Happiest Students” (No. 12); “Best Health Services” (No. 14) and “Most Accessible Professors” (No. 16).

Click here to check out the C of I’s profile and The Princeton Review’s full 2015 rankings.

The C of I also was included in Forbes’ recently-released list of “America’s Top Colleges,” which ranks the top 650 schools in the nation based upon post-graduate success, student satisfaction, debt, four-year graduation rate and competitive awards. The C of I jumped 50 spots on this year’s list to No. 260 and once again was No. 1 amongst Idaho institutions. Click here to see the C of I Forbes profile.

The 2015 edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges featured 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 seven 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