B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
The College of Idaho is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Frontier Conference
Address
2112 Cleveland Blvd
Caldwell, ID 83605

The College of Idaho Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
90%
SAT Range
920-1190
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for The College of Idaho

Cost

Net Price
$19,727/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,825/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,955/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,128/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,415/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,830/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,007Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Interested and engaged in classes
    31%
  • Every one is different in there own great way.
    25%
  • Vibrant
    19%
  • Thoughtful
    13%
  • Athletic
    6%
  • Close-knit
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.36 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Reaching one's potential
    56%
  • Work hard, play hard
    25%
  • Harvard of the West
    13%
  • Your dreams are in reach
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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The College of Idaho Reviews

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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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The majority on campus is white, well-off, athletes, ages 18-26. If you're outside of this, you're a minority, but just because this is the majority doesn't mean that the minority isn't highly visible and highly accepted. There are many international students, and it is really cool to see the diversity. The diversity is important and encouraged, which is very difficult as the surrounding area is in a small town in Idaho, where there's white and hispanic, and that's about it. There is more diversity in the college than there is in the surrounding community.
Housing for Anderson is somewhat overpriced and needs repairs, while a state of the art library is being built. The atmosphere of the school is friendly and the community really supports the athletic programs. There are tons of club and extra curricular activities, including being able to start your own club. The food is excellent and the newer facilities are extremely nice while also giving a comfortable atmosphere. It's hard to pay for, but an enjoyable experience. Classes are challenging and a little much at times, but when you learn to manage your time, school gets much easier