College of Idaho Profile

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho (C of I) is a private liberal arts institution located in Caldwell, Idaho. It is the state’s oldest four-year institution of higher education.

The Colleges has the following academic departments: Anthropology and Sociology; Art; Asian Studies; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Education; English; Environmental Studies; Gipson Scholar Program; History; Leadership Program; Mathematical and Physical Sciences; Modern Foreign Languages; Music; Philosophy and Religion; Physical Education; Political Economy; Psychology; Theatre.

The college has been accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges since 1922. The teacher education program has been approved by the Idaho State Department of Education.

The College of Idaho offers financial assistance in two forms: need-based aid and merit-based scholarships.


- Ranked 174th among Tier 1 National Liberal Arts Colleges (US News 2011).

- The College of Idaho improved in the areas of peer assessment, alumni support and freshman retention (2009 edition of “America’s Best Colleges”). It is placed in the third of four tiers.

- It was named one of the “Best 368 Colleges” by The Princeton Review.

- College of Idaho is rated 174th of 569 colleges and universities (

- Rated the 20th best college in the U.S. for "More Things to Do on Campus" by the Princeton Review.

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