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College of Idaho
Caldwell, ID
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 962
   Women 483 (50.2%)
   Men 479 (49.8%)
Graduate Students 18
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 85% of 975 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.59 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 520 average
460-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 524 average
460-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $39,815
  Tuition and Fees $27,425
  Room and Board $8,990
Average Percent of Need Met 66%
Average Freshman Award $26,538
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 84
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Caldwell Population 48,957
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 94% of freshmen, 59% of all students
Athletic Conferences National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot coyote
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
2.6% Black/African-American
14.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.9% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.1% White
5.0% Unknown
International Students 7.3% from 49 countries
First-Year Students Returning 70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 45.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 30.0%