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College Ranks Among Best in the West Again

August 31, 2023

The College of Idaho was once again recognized as one of the best institutes of higher learning in the west region, according to the 2024 Princeton Review Best Colleges.

In all, 630 schools are reviewed in five regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Western, and International. The College is one of 79 schools profiled in the Western region along with, among others, Brigham Young University, Stanford University, and the University of Southern California. The Princeton Review doesn’t rank its selections. Rather, it presents them in alphabetical order. The College has earned inclusion from the Princeton Review several times in its nearly 30 years of publication.

To view the Best in the West list, click here.

To view the College’s profile, click here.

The Princeton Review helps prospective college students prepare to make the step into higher education, whether it is through tutoring, test preparation, or, in this case, institutional research.

The Western region includes colleges and universities from 13 different states - Alaska, Hawai’i, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.

The schools profiled in each region are, in the Review’s own words, schools it considers “academically outstanding and well worth consideration in your college search.”

The College was also named a 2024 “Hidden Gem” by College Raptor, not only in the Rocky Mountain region, but in the United States as a whole. This comes on the heels of being named one of the top colleges or universities overall in the region by the same publication earlier this summer.

Another publication is Best in Class Colleges which recognized The College of Idaho as one of the best baccalaureate colleges in the United States. The official category that acknowledged the College is “Best in the United States: Baccalaureate Colleges with Diverse Fields.” Best in Class describes the category as, “This classification underscores the significance of a well-rounded college education that embraces diverse fields of study. It highlights the colleges’ commitment to nurturing a broad range of academic disciplines, promoting intellectual growth, critical thinking, and a comprehensive understanding of various domains.”

Carroll College (Montana) and Oregon Tech are the only other institutes of higher learning in the northwest to earn the same distinction.

The Princeton Review and Best in Class join this list of others to recognize The College of Idaho this summer:

The College of Idaho has a 132-year-old legacy of excellence. The College is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition, and history of producing successful graduates, including eight 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