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The College of Idaho earns more recognition

July 16, 2019
Fiske Guide to Colleges

For the ninth consecutive year, The College of Idaho has earned inclusion in the prestigious Fiske Guide to Colleges, an annual publication that examines the top colleges and universities in the nation and elsewhere.

One of the top independent voices in college admissions, the Fiske Guide to Colleges is compiled annually by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske as a resource for college bound students and their families to take an insider’s look at more than 300 four-year schools in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The guide is thoroughly updated each year with extensive profiles for each school, including feedback from current students.

“With an emphasis on education and experiential learning, The College of Idaho … offers students an opportunity to earn a solid liberal arts education through small classes in a small town,” the 2020 edition of the Guide says. “Outside class, the school’s scenic environment allows sports and nature enthusiasts to explore freely before heading back into the classroom.”

The College received kudos for its PEAK curriculum and Financial Aid department. The Guide also published positive feedback it received from students about the College’s Campus Safety department, Simplot Dining Hall, and the Outdoor Program.

The College of Idaho is once again the Guide’s only liberal arts college selected between the Rocky Mountains and the west coast.

The 2020 Fiske Guide to Colleges is available to purchase through Amazon.

The College of Idaho has a 128-year-old legacy of excellence. The College is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition and history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, and countless business leaders and innovators. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell, where its proximity both to Boise and to the world-class outdoor activities of southwest Idaho’s mountains and rivers offers unique opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.  For more information, visit