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College of Idaho - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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The College of Idaho

The College of Idaho

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College of Idaho Description:

The College of Idaho is a private liberal arts college located on a 50-acre campus in Caldwell, Idaho, a city on the western edge of the state not far from Boise. Students come from 30 states and 40 countries. Outdoor lovers will find skiing, hiking, biking, and river sport opportunities in the nearby area. The college was founded in 1891 by Presbyterians, and today the college identifies itself as a non-sectarian, church-related college. College of Idaho students can choose from 26 majors and 55 minors through the school's PEAK curriculum. PEAK (professional, ethical, articulate, knowledgeable) allows students to have specialization in four academic fields -- one major, and three minors. In general the curriculum has greater flexibility and a bit more focus on depth than the majority of liberal arts colleges. Academic programs are supported by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 11. On the athletic front, the College of Idaho fields nine women's and eight men's intercollegiate teams. The Coyotes compete in the NAIA Cascade Collegiate Conference for most sports.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,059 (1,042 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $24,055
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,501
  • Other Expenses: $1,700
  • Total Cost: $35,456

College of Idaho Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 73%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,660
    • Loans: $8,493

Scholarships for the College of Idaho (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, History, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 50%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

College of Idaho Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.collegeofidaho.edu/our-mission

"The College of Idaho is a small, private, residential liberal arts college that prepares students to lead productive and fulfilling lives.

We offer a living and learning experience that engages students and equips them with the skills and understanding necessary to flourish in our rapidly changing, diverse, and technologically informed world. We emphasize frequent and meaningful interaction with faculty, staff, and administration, the exploration of challenging ideas, and a well-rounded course of study in the liberal arts disciplines -- the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences -- enriched by pre-professional and interdisciplinary programs in tandem with co-curricular student life experiences. On our historic campus, as well as through internships, service opportunities and off-campus study, students become members of a community centered on exacting scholarship and life-long learning. We are committed to excellence in academic instruction and scholarship, and to the values of community, integrity, leadership, and service. Through these commitments, we strive to help students develop socially, physically, creatively, and intellectually as whole persons."

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