2017 Best Colleges in Idaho

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    Northwest Nazarene University

    • Nampa, ID
    • 664 reviews
    College Senior:NNU is the perfect experience for myself and those around me. The community is easily the best part. I know that students of many backgrounds and personalities all find their place here. There are social events nearly every night, so I always have an opportunity to connect with my peers. I love the way NNU includes everyone!
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    The College of Idaho

    • Caldwell, ID
    • 409 reviews
    Freshman:The tuition is very high, but the rigorous course work and curriculum make it worth it.The one thing that you will graduate with, if you learn nothing else, is the ability to write papers at a high proficiency level. The college has a unique program that lets each student have one major and three minors, two majors and two minors, or for the highly motivated, three majors and one minor, all while graduating in 4 years. The school is like a large family, we look out for each other. Campus safety is always willing to help, whether it is to dig out your car from under a snow pile to taking you to pick up food. The food on campus is absolutely amazing! The party scene is amazing for everyone interested, but no one is ever pressured to participate in it. There are many clubs that you can join, or if you can't find one to join you can make one and receive school funding for it. If you're religious then there is plenty of religion based actives to attend.
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    University of Idaho

    • Moscow, ID
    • 1,467 reviews
    Junior:Ambition is one thing I had going into college, but motivation was also something I lacked profoundly. The University of Idaho has a copious amount of support that changed my life for good. It was here that I learned I have ADHD and a mood disorder. Learning more about myself restored hope of becoming more successful. From the counseling center to student support services, there is always someone available to talk to about practically anything. Besides emotional support, I am pleased with the free tutoring the school has to offer, including a writing center! The staff is vibrant and the students elected to advise and/or coordinate events are as well. I like to believe the UOI brings a jubilant and peaceful feeling to those around, especially strangers. There's always someone there to acquaint you to the area and make sure you know where you're going. Overall this peaceful, smoke free school makes me feel comfortable!
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    Brigham Young University - Idaho

    • Rexburg, ID
    • 5,230 reviews
    Freshman:I love BYU-Idaho! The campus isn't too small or too big; it's the perfect campus size. The university focuses on the students' growth not just personally, but also the growth that comes with involving themselves with others. The professors are great and the student life is nice. The environment in and out of the campus is safe, especially that the student housing is monitored. Students come from different parts of the country and of the world, having a good amount of international students, making the campus much diverse. The tuition fee is very affordable considering that it's a private university, and there are many opportunities inside and outside of the campus to learn, work, and have fun.
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    Boise State University

    • Boise, ID
    • 2,175 reviews
    Freshman:Boise State has been a great experience for me. I have lived in Boise my whole life and for the longest time I thought that I would never stay in state and go to Boise State University. When it came down to it I just could't find a different state that offered a university as good as Boise State. This college offers a home away from home experience, and you can be sure that you will make a ton of new friends with the same interests as you. I think that the university staff and educators all try really hard to provide a good experience. I know that I have been pleasantly surprised by how well my classes have been going this semester. As a freshman, I thought that my college classes would be extremely hard and that my professors wouldn't help me with anything, and that's not true at all. The athletic department provides a community feel, the campus is great, there is always something to do, student life is awesome, and the party scene is fun. You won't regret coming here!
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    Idaho State University

    • Pocatello, ID
    • 1,167 reviews
    Freshman:ISU has a lot of fun activities to do on campus. I wish they would invest in better teachers. They don't have a lot of places, they need updated. Their food options are poor. Safety is great, they are always there for you. Parking is the absolutely WORST! Overpriced & no space!
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    Lewis-Clark State College

    • Lewiston, ID
    • 434 reviews
    Sophomore:Lewis-Clark State College is a great college that has many fun activities and great professors that really care about you and your education. They are always willing to help and come in for office hours to help you. And if you are in baseball then we have one of the best teams in the country! The community is great and there are good walking/running trails, hiking trails, and a Wal-wart (hey that matters to college students)!
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