College of Idaho Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

The College of Idaho
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College of Idaho Admissions Overview:

With a 85% acceptance rate, the College of Idaho is accessible to most of those who apply. Students are required to submit scores from the SAT or ACT--both are accepted equally. Students can apply through the Common Application, and must also submit a personal essay, high school transcripts, and a letter of recommendation. A campus visit is not required, but is strongly encouraged for interested students. 

Admissions Data (2016):

College of Idaho Description:

The College of Idaho is a private liberal arts college located on a 50-acre campus in Caldwell, Idaho, a city on the western edge of the state not far from Boise. Students come from 30 states and 40 countries. Outdoor lovers will find skiing, hiking, biking, and river sport opportunities in the nearby area. The college was founded in 1891 by Presbyterians, and today the college identifies itself as a non-sectarian, church-related college. College of Idaho students can choose from 26 majors and 55 minors through the school's PEAK curriculum. PEAK (professional, ethical, articulate, knowledgeable) allows students to have specialization in four academic fields -- one major, and three minors. In general the curriculum has greater flexibility and a bit more focus on depth than the majority of liberal arts colleges. Academic programs are supported by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 11. On the athletic front, the College of Idaho fields nine women's and eight men's intercollegiate teams. The Coyotes compete in the NAIA Cascade Collegiate Conference for most sports. Popular sports include football, basketball, baseball, softball, swimming, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 971 (953 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $27,425
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,682
  • Other Expenses: $2,200
  • Total Cost: $39,507

College of Idaho Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 49%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $13,853
    • Loans: $7,295

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, History, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 68%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 46%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Field, Golf, Skiing
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Golf, Skiing, Cross Country, Softball, Swimming

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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