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
946
Undergraduate
Students
(52.1%) 493 Women
(47.9%) 453 Men
18
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
49% of 2,754 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.66
SAT Math
510-600 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
574 average
520-613 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$44,943
Tuition and Fees
$31,755
Room and Board
$9,788
Average Percent of Need Met
37%
Average Freshman Award
$31,141
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,422
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
81
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.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
2.3% Black/African-American
16.1% Hispanic/Latino
5.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.0% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students
13.3%
First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
56.0%
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 Required for some Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
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
Not reported

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 resum&,e 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
49% of 2,754 applicants were admitted
Women
48% of 1,631 applicants were admitted
Men
51% of 1,123 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
314 (23%) of 1,355 admitted students enrolled
Women
174 (22%) of 778 admitted students enrolled
Men
160 (28%) of 577 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
3.66
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
510-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
25%
Score of 500 - 600
55%
Score of 400 - 500
16%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
574 average
520-613 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
30%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
16%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
11%
Score of 24 - 29
36%
Score of 18 - 23
46%
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
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$44,943
Tuition and Fees
$31,755
Room and Board
$9,788
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,200
Payment Plans
 

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 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
230 (83.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
187 (86.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
187 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
49 (27.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
37%
Average Award
$31,141
Need-Based Gift
Received by 133 (47.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,274
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 153 (82.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,798
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 187 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
94 (27.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,939

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
655 (84.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
578 (88.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
578 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
145 (25.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
44%
Average Award
$29,430
Need-Based Gift
Received by 333 (50.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,543
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 480 (81.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,474
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 579 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
330 (33.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,108

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,422
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
Applied Art and Design, 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
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
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, 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 for most or all students
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
81
Part-Time Faculty
58
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
48%
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
100
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

  • Not reported

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
Skiing (Cross-Country) x   x  
Skiing (Downhill) 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
Skiing (Cross-Country) 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 (Cross-Country) x  
Skiing (Downhill)   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
946
Women
493 (52.1%)
Men
453 (47.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
919
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
2.3% Black/African-American
16.1% Hispanic/Latino
5.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.0% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students.
13.3%
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
18

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
56.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
67%
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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