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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
College of Idaho is an above-average private college located in Caldwell, Idaho in the Boise Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 896 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the College of Idaho acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 67% of students, College of Idaho alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,400.
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
76%
Application Deadline
February 15
SAT Range
920-1190
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$22,277/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,125/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
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.27 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
896Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
40
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
40%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Every one is different in there own great way.
    26%
  • Interested and engaged in classes
    26%
  • Vibrant
    16%
  • Athletic
    11%
  • Thoughtful
    11%
  • Close-knit
    5%
  • Diverse
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.39 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Reaching one's potential
    58%
  • Work hard, play hard
    26%
  • Harvard of the West
    11%
  • Your dreams are in reach
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
49%
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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Almost exactly as advertised. Almost every student is on scholarship, and even though it's expensive to live on campus, it's definitely worth it! High quality staff and faculty who have a passion for their work and students. High community involvement and opportunities to work/volunteer in the area. Excellent accomodations for disabled and neurodivergent students. Could use more LGBT+ support.
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I love this campus and it’s Atmosphere! It’s a beautiful campus with a small student population where you are able to build strong connections with, not only other students, but the professors and other administrative staff there. I’m glad I ended up going here because it is a wonderful campus with very friend individuals, major diversity, and the academic scene is very interesting and unique in its own manner!
My overall experience has been very good with the fact that my professors are personable and ready to help whenever asked. The students here are very kind and given that it is a small, private campus, everyone knows mostly everyone! The food here is really good as a catering service prepares the food, and they always have options. My only issue is with the dorms and the price of the dorms as I feel that I am paying more for what I am getting. Overall College of Idaho would be a great fit for anyone looking for a small school that offers multiple opportunities for their students.