About North Idaho College

Founded in 1933, North Idaho College. is a college. Located in Idaho, which is a city setting in Idaho, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 5,344 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The North Idaho College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 159 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at North Idaho College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at NIC are considered , with ,15% 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.


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

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

North Idaho College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    34 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    25 Students rated off-campus housing 3.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    38 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    40 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    40 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    40 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    40 Students rated local services 4 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    40 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of North Idaho College?

40 Students rated North Idaho College

Jade - 02/14/2022

It is a really good beginner college for people to get their associates degree. The teachers are super helpful and are there to help the students. The classes are set up to be straight forward and intuitive while still being challenging enough for learning to occur.

Kaylee - 06/03/2021

I think North Idaho College is great option for students who are seeking a smaller environment to learn in. It is a great place where professors are attentive and do their best to encourage the success of their students. The area where the college is located is beautiful and there are plenty of recreational activities to partake in and the college does a great job offering opportunities to students outside of class to include them and create a sense of community.

Heather - 11/03/2020

This college was helpful in the beginning when I started here, but the more I am here, the worse this college seems. The staff lies about many things to college students. When I had covid, the said they could send a food gift card, but never did and then later said it was no longer an option. They stated parking passes are valid and don't need to be renewed at all during my time with NIC and didn't have anything on the website that stated anything otherwise, then gave our parking tickets. They stated they could provide food, but when i informed them of my nutritional restrictions, they stated that I need to go else where for food. These are just a few examples. They seem friendly up front, but will end up screwing over the college student when it suits them.

Cheyenne - 04/16/2020

North Idaho College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at North Idaho College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for North Idaho College 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?

    If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior I would tell myself to lighten up about people and to work harder for my education. I would tell myself to go and do things out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My fellow students at North Idaho College are a very diverse group, I've sat next to fifteen year-old high school students and seventy year-old war veterans.

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  4. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    North Idaho College is best known for its high quality education and caring staff. NIC is known for one of the most beautiful campuses and our own personal beach. NIC is also one of the most welcoming schools. When I first started at NIC I was not only welcomed but supported. I think NIC is the best school and I am always so excited to start a new semester.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school that comes to mind is their wifi servers. The servers don't cover all of the campus. Many times, just walking inbetween buildings you lose reception. It also is quite slow at times and near impossible to get online.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    North Idaho College is a school that is for every one that wants to earn a quality education and doesnt have the resources to go to a bigger university just yet.

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

    The type of person that shouldnt attend this school would be someone that isnt serious about going to college. NIC has many great programs and offers many different classes.

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

    North Idaho College is a great place to figure out future plans while saving money and earning a quality degree.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I went with the school where I could remain living at home, as well as the one that offered the best education compared to the price.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I always tell my friends that NIC has the most beautiful campus. Everytime I leave class I walk away with some new found knowledge. The teachers are so brilliant and so caring. NIC provides so many amazing experiences that I am going to have with me always. I am can not believe how lucky I am to be able to attend North Idaho College.

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  11. What's unique about your campus?

    The best aspect of NIC is that all the students support each other, even when they are coming from such different places. I also value my teachers, who are very adept at explaining subjects to people with a huge range in experience, intelligence, and interest. Community college is a great place to start your education, not only because the tuition is cheaper, but because the student population is diverse, and you can't help but come into contact with many different world views and life stories.

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  12. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype is that we're too dumb for university and that we'll drop out after one year of JC and if you look at the stats about the school that stereotype is very accurate. Luckily for me I will not be another statistic/

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  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    there isn't anything that i wish i had known before going to this school. they helped me out a lot.

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  14. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Math. It's the most frustrating thing at any school.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics are decent. I'm a business admistration major, and all of my instuctors are great. I feel like some instructors are trying to unnecessarily try to push students into the other classes they teach.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Student government by far!

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  17. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Overall, I feel that the school could do a better job or hiring qualified teachers to teach the lower level classes. I feel that if I did not take honors and AP courses while in high school and had to take the classes the school recommended for me I would have struggled later on in the more challenging courses.

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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.

82% of students attending North Idaho College receive some sort of financial aid. 52% were awarded federal grants. While 47% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$30 - $48K
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$110K & UP

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