The College of Idaho welcomed one of its largest freshman classes in history and has set a record for the number of international students on its campus, according to the College’s most recent student census report.
Julia Phelps was used to her group straying from the beaten path – the Scottish Highlands are known for their rugged, challenging mountains, after all. But as she and the other eight College of Idaho study abroad students began to climb the steepest part of Na Gruagaichean, she admitted feeling a bit anxious.
The final days of summer are coming to a close, but The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium will ring in the start of the fall season with a public show recognizing the 2018 Autumnal Equinox at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21.
College of Idaho Co-President Jim Everett asked this question as he stood before a group of 75 high school students, assembled on the C of I campus as part of the 6th Annual Caldwell Youth Forum. Some of the students looked uncertainly around the room; a handful slowly raised their hands.
“Come on, who in this room is a role model?” Everett challenged the students. “I’ll keep this going until everyone’s hands are up.”
Before long, the students had all confidently raised their hands. Everett smiled encouragingly at each of them.
In a season full of renewed interest and national attention, The College of Idaho has made a major impression in the rankings of the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best College Rankings, catapulting to No. 131 in its list of “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” — the highest position the College has achieved on the prestigious annual ranking.
The College of Idaho has once again received recognition as the top school in the state of Idaho by the Wall Street Journal, ranking as the number one school in Idaho and among the Top 400 four-year institutions nationally in the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Rankings.