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.

Website: www.collegeofidaho.edu/

Private
Co-ed
943
Undergraduate
Students
(50.1%) 472 Women
(49.9%) 471 Men
18
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
76% of 1,665 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
360-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
510-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$43,252
Tuition and Fees
$30,155
Room and Board
$9,697
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Freshman Award
$25,141
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$7,202
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
86
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
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Campus Life

Caldwell Population
48,957
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
68% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
coyote
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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%
First-Year Students Returning
77.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History   2
Academic Electives   4

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2112 Cleveland Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Caldwell, ID 83605
Phone
(208) 459-5305
Fax
(208) 454-2077
E-mail
admissions@collegeofidaho.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
314 (25%) of 1,263 admitted students enrolled
Women
157 (22%) of 720 admitted students enrolled
Men
157 (29%) of 543 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 27%
Top quarter: 26%
Top half: 50%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$43,252
Tuition and Fees
$30,155
Room and Board
$9,697
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,200
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 25
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001617
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

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 Who Took Out Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$7,202
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
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
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Other
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, nursing
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Caldwell Population
48,957
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
50 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
68% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
32%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Skiing (Downhill) x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Skiing (Downhill) x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Skiing (Downhill) x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
lacrosse
Men's Club Sports
lacrosse

Recreational Sports

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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
943
Women
472 (50.1%)
Men
471 (49.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
896
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
All Graduate Students
18

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
77.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
65.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
67.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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