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International Profile

Get ready to explore new terrain at The College of Idaho! 

Get ready to explore new terrain at The College of Idaho! Since the College’s founding in 1891, generations of students have embraced opportunities to challenge themselves and investigate the unknown. That spirit of adventure continues to invigorate our campus today. We invite you to come and see what makes the C of I one of America’s top liberal arts colleges—and a truly special place to experience your education.

Success is our forté
College of Idaho students recognize that growing stronger intellectually, professionally, and personally comes from pushing the limits of your comfort zone, looking at the world in new ways, and discovering the endless possibilities that await. Your C of I education will prepare you to succeed throughout your life and career.  

At the C of I, you’ll find a close-knit community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you succeed. You’ll receive individual attention from caring professors who know your strengths, interests, and passions. You’ll make lifelong friends on our vibrant and diverse residential campus. And you’ll become an integral part of our 1,100-student community, which includes 50+ student clubs, 21 sports teams, and outstanding performing and visual arts programs.

Excellence is our tradition
College of Idaho graduates excel in all walks of life. Our alumni include seven Rhodes Scholars, Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize winners, three governors, four NFL players, and countless business leaders and innovators. C of I alumni aren’t just successful professionals; they are engaged members of their communities who are making a difference all around the world.

The College recently celebrated its seventh Rhodes Scholar (2012), third Truman Scholar (2013), and eighth Goldwater Scholar (2014). The C of I faculty have four Idaho Professor of the Year Award winners since 2006, and Coyote student-athletes have captured 23 national championships since 2011.

PEAK is our curriculum
Get ready for an educational journey like no other! The College’s distinctive PEAK Curriculum allows every student to graduate with a major and three minors in four years. Through PEAK, C of I undergrads gain literacy in each of four academic areas: fine arts and humanities, social sciences and history, natural sciences and mathematics, and a professional field.

PEAK graduates are Professional, Ethical, Articulate, and Knowledgeable—and ready for success, no matter where life takes them. And with 26 majors and 58 minors to choose from, the possibilities are endless!


The College of Idaho is located in Caldwell, a town of 40,000 located in Idaho’s scenic Treasure Valley. Our campus is just minutes away from world-class opportunities for hiking, fishing, skiing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and more! The C of I is also just 30 minutes from downtown Boise, a thriving city of more than 200,000 with a multitude of dining and entertainment options.


Type of University: Private, residential liberal arts college

Size of Campus: 21 buildings on 50 acres

Number of Students: 1,140; average class size: 13

Number of Faculty: Student-faculty ratio: 12:1

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
Majors: Accounting 150 Hours, Anthropology/Sociology, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Composition/Music Theory, Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, Exercise Physiology, Health Sciences, History, Human Performance, Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Precertification, International Political Economy, Literature in English, Mathematics, Mathematics—Computer Science, Mathematics—Physics, Music, Philosophy, Political Economy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Spanish, Theatre

Minors: Analytical Chemistry, Anthropology/Sociology, Applied Mathematics, Art History, Art and Design, Asian Studies, Bilingual Education, Biology, British Studies, Business, Chemistry, Classics, Coaching, Computer Science, Computer Studies, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice Studies, Dual-Degree Engineering, Education, English as a Second Teaching Field, Environmental Humanities, Environmental Science, French, French Foundations, Geosciences, Health Education, Health Professions Studies, History, Human Biology, Human Services, International Development, Journalism, Judaic Studies, Latin American Studies, Leadership–Business Leadership Emphasis, Leadership—Christian Leadership Emphasis, Literacy Education, Literature in English, Mathematics, Music, Music Performance, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Sciences, Physics, Political Economy, Pre-law, Psychology, Religious Studies, Spanish, Spanish Foundations, Speech Rhetoric, Teaching English as a Second Language, Technical and Analytical Skills in the Natural Sciences, Theatre, Visual Studies

International Student Services: International students make up nearly 10% of the student body. The Office of Multicultural Affairs supports international students by offering orientation, academic support, and special programming, including the highly active International Student Organization.

International Student Budget: (2015–2016)
Tuition and Fees     $25,400
Room and Board    $8,351
Total    $33,751

Financial Aid: The C of I offers merit-based scholarships and need-based grants.

Test Score Requirements: Students must complete the SAT, ACT, IELTS, or TOEFL exam.

Application Deadlines and Fees: February 16; no application fee