College of Idaho

2112 Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell, United States
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Overview of College of Idaho

About this school

The College of Idaho (formerly Albertson College of Idaho) is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. Founded in 1891, its 43-acre campus is located in Caldwell, 25 miles west of Boise.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:943
    • Men:471 (49.9%)
    • Women:472 (50.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to College of Idaho is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
4

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2112 Cleveland Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Caldwell, ID  83605
Phone
(208) 459-5305
Fax
(208) 454-2077
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Action Notification
December 21

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Class rank, extracurricular resumé recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
76% of 1,665 applicants were admitted
Women
77% of 930 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 735 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
314 (25%) of 1,263 admitted students enrolled
Women
157 (22%) of 720 admitted students enrolled
Men
157 (29%) of 543 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
37%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
360-700 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
17%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
21%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
510-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
29%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
14%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
8%
• Score 24 - 29
41%
• Score 18 - 23
45%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $30,155 (69.7193193378341%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,697 (22.419772496069545%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.7744381762693053%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,200 (5.0864699898270604%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


College of Idaho accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 25
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001617
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
259 (83.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
223 (86.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
223 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
62 (27.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$25,141
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 106 (47.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,157
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 184 (82.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,859
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 223 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
86 (27.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,473

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
755 (84.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
586 (77.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
586 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
147 (25.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
50%
Average Award
$27,221
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 295 (50.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,208
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 479 (81.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,686
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 586 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
296 (33.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,426

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$7,202
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Married Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Other

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


86

Part-Time Faculty


56

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


50%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 27% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 51% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


College of Idaho provides hearing impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


58.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


65.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


67.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (36)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


Engineering, nursing

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (2)


  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


48,957

Nearest Metropolitan Area


50 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 80.9 average high in September
Rain
90 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
30 mile(s) from campus in Boise
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Caldwell
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


68% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


32%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
coyote
School Colors
Gold and purple

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


College of Idaho offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


896

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
943
Women
472
Men
471

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.5% Asian
  • 3.8% Black/African-American
  • 14.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 1.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 68.3% White
  • 4.1% Unknown

International Students


6.2%

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


18

Student Resources

Study resources