About College of Western Idaho

Founded in , College of Western Idaho. is a college. Located in Idaho, which is a city setting in Idaho, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 9,120 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The College of Western Idaho Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 22:1. There are 164 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at College of Western Idaho include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at CWI are considered , with ,4% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at College of Western Idaho.

10%
“We”re apathetic”
47%
“We know about current events and vote”
43%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
10%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
47%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
23%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
73%
“I feel extremely safe”
89%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
5%
“We bought the gear”
5%
“We live for the big game”
30%
“It”s not really our thing”
23%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
47%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
70%
“They keep regular office hours”
27%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
30%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
3%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
23%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
10%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
37%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
53%
“There might be people who do”
10%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
10%
“We”re apathetic”
47%
“We know about current events and vote”
43%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
10%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
47%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
23%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
73%
“I feel extremely safe”
89%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
5%
“We bought the gear”
5%
“We live for the big game”
30%
“It”s not really our thing”
23%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
47%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
70%
“They keep regular office hours”
27%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
30%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
3%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
23%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
10%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
37%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
53%
“There might be people who do”
10%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
10%
“We”re apathetic”
47%
“We know about current events and vote”
43%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
10%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
47%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
23%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
73%
“I feel extremely safe”
89%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
5%
“We bought the gear”
5%
“We live for the big game”
30%
“It”s not really our thing”
23%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
47%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
70%
“They keep regular office hours”
27%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
30%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
3%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
23%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
67%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
10%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
37%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
53%
“There might be people who do”
10%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

College of Western Idaho REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    30 Students rated on-campus housing 2.1 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    24 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    33 Students rated campus food 2.2 stars. 3 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    37 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    38 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    37 Students rated school activities 2.9 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    38 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    38 Students rated academics 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of College of Western Idaho?

37 Students rated College of Western Idaho

Karissa - 12/28/2021

I love this school. The teachers care about their students and seem to truly want them to succeed. I've learned a lot from my classes here. My educational experience here at CWI is much better than my experience at a university so far (it is also 1/3 of the cost).

Miranda - 05/16/2021

The College of Western Idaho is a wonderful school that provides a safe, fun, and engaging learning environment for students. The school offers an array of courses that fulfill many different degree requirements. The professors are kind and always willing to help in any way possible. They understand that all students have a life outside of the classroom and are very understanding when that life infringes on the student's academics. The professors are willing to work with students in order to cultivate a healthy balance between school, work, and family. The professors are extremely accessible to students, which makes learning easier and less stressful. They are very knowledgeable about the subjects they teach and profess in a manner in which students can comprehend. The school itself takes the physical safety of students seriously and strives to improve upon student life quite often. Overall, the College of Western Idaho is a fantastic school to attend because of its focus on academics and the safety of their students.

David

The College of Western Idaho has given me an opportunity that I may not have had elsewhere. It has given me an affordable education that allows me to work at my own pace, but also teaches me how to be responsible and meet deadlines. I am able to do my homework in nearly any environment, from my own home, to the library, and heck, if I can get a Wi-Fi signal there, under a rock. I am being prepared for the real world, and I am going to be pursuing my dream job, to be a sports journalist. Plus, after I have completed my Associates Degree at CWI, I will be able to go to a dedicated four-year anniversary with all of my credits intact. It has saved me thousands of dollars in my education, and all of the faculty and students have been nothing but nice. Overall, my experience at the College of Western Idaho has been one of the most enriching of my life.

Jen

The College of Western Idaho is an amazing college to start out at due to their many major options. The prices are very reasonable, and I can't complain at all about the staff, they have always been promptly responsive. There isn't a thing I would complain about the Liberal Arts Associates Degree.

College of Western Idaho FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at College of Western Idaho?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for College of Western Idaho is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I was a very difficult teen. I didn't have plans or goals for my future, and I didn't wanna go to college. If I could go back and tslk to my "younger self", I would tell myself that college is a good option. Getting a degree earlier is easy than waiting til your a little older and have a family and have to work.

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  3. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Rude people who would disrupt the learning enviorment.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    College of Western Idaho is a very nice place to be. The learning is made fun, and the instructors are great. Admin, will help you in anyway that they can so you can do well in your degree program.

    Read all  1 answers
  5. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    This school helps adults get the education needed to make career changes and pursue degrees to better themselves. Most of the students here are non-traditional and are working full time jobs and have family obligations in addition to school. The school fosters that type of environment and really helps people to obtain the education they need and achieve their educational goals.

    Read all  1 answers
  6. What's unique about your campus?

    Not to demanding with lots of variety.

    Read all  1 answers
  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I consider the minimal programs in theatre to be the worst thing about my school, because I want to get my bachelor's degree in theatre. Because College of Western Idaho hardly has any theatre classes, they are unable to provide a theatre based associate's degree, which means that I have to have one major at CWI, then I'll have to have another when I transfer to my next school to get my bachelor's degree.

    Read all  1 answers
  8. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I consider the minimal programs in the arts, specifically theatre, to be the most frustrating thing.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

9,120

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

98%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
16%
% White or Caucasian
69%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

81% of students attending College of Western Idaho receive some sort of financial aid. 66% were awarded federal grants. While 49% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$7,344

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$696

Books and Supplies

$5,592

Room and Board

13,632

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$6,427
$30 - $48K
$6,777
$48 - $75K
$8,914
$75 - $110K
$10,664
$110K & UP
$11,285

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