The College of Idaho

Caldwell, ID

The College of Idaho

Caldwell, ID

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The College of Idaho is a close-knit family of over 1,000 scholars, athletes, artists, and critical thinkers who aim to push ourselves—and each other—to new heights. Are you a searching for a college experience that combines academic excellence, personalized attention, and a vibrant community? Look no further! Here is where endless opportunities await to help you realize your full potential.

Nestled in the picturesque city of Caldwell, Idaho, the College boasts a rich history of providing top-notch education since 1891. As the state's oldest private liberal arts college, our institution is dedicated to fostering intellectual growth, critical thinking, and leadership skills in our students. At The College of Idaho, you'll benefit from small class sizes, allowing for meaningful interactions with professors who are not only experts in their fields but also deeply committed to your success. Our comprehensive academic programs span a wide range of disciplines, from the sciences to the humanities, ensuring that you'll find a course of study that aligns with your passions and career goals. 

Beyond the classroom, our campus is alive with opportunities for engagement and enrichment. Whether you're interested in joining one of our many student organizations, participating in undergraduate research, or exploring the natural beauty of Idaho through outdoor adventures, there's something for everyone at The College of Idaho.

As a part of the College’s close-knit, global community, students are challenged to reach new academic heights, discover their passions, and grow as a person and a leader. Come join a community where you'll be challenged, supported, and inspired to become the best version of yourself. Apply to The College of Idaho today and embark on a transformative educational journey that will shape your future in ways you never imagined.



Honored with four Carnegie Foundation "Idaho Professors of the Year" awards

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Ranked #7 among the "Best Regional Colleges" in the West | U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked #9 among "Best Value Schools" | U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked #10 among "Top Performers on Social Mobility" | U.S. News & World Report

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Named the state of Idaho’s top school for job placement | Zippia


Caldwell, Idaho

The College of Idaho’s beautiful, residential campus is located in Caldwell, part of Idaho’s vibrant Treasure Valley. Our campus is 30 minutes from downtown Boise and its numerous cultural, arts, entertainment, dining, and professional sports offerings. The campus is also within a short drive of countless world-class outdoor opportunities, including skiing, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and wildlife viewing.

At a Glance

• Enrollment of approximately 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students.
• Nearly 15% of students are international, representing 65 countries.
• More than 28% of students are Hispanic, African-American, Asian-American, American Indian, or multi-ethnic.
• Students come from 18 different states.
• Nearly half of the students compete for 23 varsity sports teams. The College also offers club sports, intramurals, outstanding performing arts programs in music, theatre, art and debate, active Greek life, and a long list of student clubs.
• College of Idaho student-athletes have captured 70 individual and team national championships, including 29 since 2011.
• The medical school acceptance for College of Idaho graduates is 85%, one of the highest placement rates in the northwest.
Since 2014, 100% of College of Idaho graduates who applied to law school were accepted.

• The College's undergraduate program offers 25 majors, 37 minors, and 34 specializations in the fine arts and humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, social sciences and history, and professional fields.
• 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio and high student-faculty interaction.
• 72% of undergraduate students have participated in a professional internship.
• Numerous off-campus and study abroad programs are available, including regular trips to London, Greece, Argentina, Belize, Vietnam, and Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains
• Through our innovative PEAK curriculum, undergraduate students earn a major and three minors in four years across the four academic peaks. This empowers students to pursue their passions while developing the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary for lifelong success.
• The First-Year Experience creates a sense of community and prepares undergraduate students for lifelong learning. It includes a first-year theme and book, first-year seminars, first-year living communities and student mentors, and an off-campus overnight trip with the entire freshman class during Orientation. 

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