College of Idaho

The College of Idaho is a private, residential liberal arts college that prepares students to lead productive and fulfilling lives. We are committed to an innovative, individualized curriculum in liberal arts and professional studies, to building a strong campus community, and to exercising stewardship. Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the states oldest private liberal arts college. The C of I has a legacy of academic excellence, a winning athletics tradition and a history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. The Colleges beautiful, residential campus is located in Caldwell. Our close-knit community of approximately 1,100 students is an ideal place to challenge yourself academically, to discover your passions, and to grow as a person and a leader.Our distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities and fine arts, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, empowering them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. PEAK combines a liberal arts education with specialization in multiple fields, equipping C of I graduates with the adaptability and versatility to succeed in a constantly changing world. PEAK is an acronym that stands for professional, ethical, articulate, and knowledgeablethe qualities we seek to instill in students. There are 26 majors and 55 minors to choose from. The College of Idaho emphasizes frequent and meaningful interaction with faculty, staff and administration, the exploration of challenging ideas, and academic studies that take place in tandem with co-curricular student life experiences. On our historic campus as well as through internships, service opportunities and off-campus study students become members of a community centered on exacting scholarship and life-long learning. Small class sizes and numerous opportunities to collaborate with professors on graduate-level research or creative work provide the personal attention that helps students realize their full potential. Our close-knit, YoteFam community offers countless opportunities for fun, activity and adventure. With 19 varsity athletic teams, more than 50 student organizations, club and intramural sports, seven fraternities and sororities, outstanding visual and performing arts programs, and a ton of fun and enriching campus activities, C of I students always have plenty of activities to choose from. The College of Idahos location in sunny Southwest Idaho also provides easy access to world-class camping, fishing, skiing, hiking, whitewater rafting and other outdoor recreation opportunities, as well as the numerous cultural and entertainment offerings of Boise, a vibrant and growing city located just 30 minutes away. The College of Idaho also is one of the most diverse colleges in the West. More than 8 percent of C of I students are international, representing more than 40 countries. Approximately 21 percent of students are Hispanic, African-American, Asian-American, American Indian or multi-ethnic, while more than one-third identify themselves as first-generation college students and nearly 40 percent participate in varsity athletics.

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Private, Coed 1891 N/A 4-1-4 N/A 2112 Cleveland Boulevard, Caldwell, ID 83605 (208) 459-5011
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39 100.0 Idaho Caldwell 1106