About The College of Idaho

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho. is a Private college. Located in Idaho, which is a city setting in Idaho, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 953 full time undergraduate students, and 18 full time graduate students.

The The College of Idaho Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 8:1. There are 91 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at The College of Idaho include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate84%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,21% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 24 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

90% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 68% were in the top quarter, and 34% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


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

“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”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    40 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    28 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    42 Students rated campus food 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    42 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    42 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    42 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    42 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    42 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.

The College of Idaho REVIEWS

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

17 Students rated The College of Idaho

Rachel - 08/05/2020

The College of Idaho is a welcoming and honoring school to be a part of. The environment is extremely open and feels like home. It is easy to communicate and make connections with peers, administrators, and coaches. Campus safety is extremely accessible and kind. Students are encouraged to be involved in both the college and community and continue to be included in other activities. The PEAK Major system allows students to be able to graduate with one major and emphasize in three additional separate majors. Or, if the student would like, they can make flexible schedules for them to double major and have one emphasized minor.

Lindsey - 04/16/2020

Unique environment: high population of athletes and very smart kids. I would recommend double-checking the PEAK program to verify that everything you want to major in isn't under the same category. Look at the internship/ job opportunities in comparison to other schools.

Tony - 03/21/2020

I think the College of Idaho is an amazing college on so many levels. As a freshman student, everyone is very willing to help whenever I need. All the students and faculty of the College of Idaho are so nice and friendly and they become a family. The College of Idaho is like a home away from home. Everyone at the College of Idaho is very helpful and supportive. Everyone here becomes like a second family and really cares about your wellbeing.

koali'i - 02/03/2020

The college of idaho is a friendly, safe , healthy learning environment. The atmosphere is very positive, and you can feel a good presence of staff and students. The facilities are very nice and well kept. The students are helpful with each other and care.

The College of Idaho FAQS

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

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for The College of Idaho is 84%. 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 return to my senior year and talk to myself about my future, the first thing i would tell myself would be not to give up. I started college soon after i graduated and instead of knowing a lot about scholarships i applied for student loans because it was the only way i could continue my education. I would tell myself to keep on track and apply for as many scholarships as i could because people in the world DO want to help young adults through education. I would make sure I did not give up because of the debt i owe in loans, I would not let myself be scared to reach for my dreams of becoming someone important and smart.

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

    The College of Idaho is a school on a beautiful campus that wil challenge you and provide you with a very unique school experience.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The major advantage of the College of Idaho is its small size. Being a small college has many advantages, which include smaller class sizes, better access to professors, and a more intimate college experience. Most students are familiar with eachother, mostly all faculty memebers, and important administration members. The close-knit environment is beneficial for social events and learning experience. Teachers and faculty are much more flexible at this college because they tend to know most of the students.

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

    Before coming to this school, I wish I would have known how much I would love it! I was very nervous in choosing which college to attend and even after choosing the College of Idaho, I wondered if it was the right choice. I now know that this was a great choice and I love it here! Being less nervous about the transition from High School to college would have made it much easier.

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

    Probably that there is not on-campus food available after 8:00 P. M. Many times practices or club meetings go later in the evening, which makes it impossible to get to the cafeteria or the student union building before they stop serving food.

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

    Close friendly community which plays hard, parties hard, but most importantly works hard.

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

    There isn't enough publicity about the school to attract more prospective students.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    We are known for having well-rounded students that work hard and also excel in non-academic activities such as track, baseball, volleyball, and basketball.

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

    Someone who wants to focus on only one area of study shouldn't attend this school because we are required to have a major or minor from each of four "peaks," or areas of study. If you don't want to work hard, don't come here.

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  11. Describe the students at your school.

    I used to always be the brightest kid in class during high school, but here, it's sometimes hard to stand out.

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

    I brag most about our extremely diverse student body yet we all are very close. We support each other and care about the well being of those around us. We all work really hard during the week and then take the time to relax on the weekend. Our school constantly has something going on for students, whether it's a sports game, a concert, or a gathering in the quad.

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person that wants to belong to a community, and likes small class sizes and a more personal college learning experience.

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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.

100% of students attending The College of Idaho receive some sort of financial aid. 22% were awarded federal grants. While 49% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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