The College of Idaho


The College of Idaho

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state's oldest private liberal arts college. The C of I has a legacy of academic excellence, a winning athletics tradition and a history of producing successful graduates. The college's distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students, empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. C of I students enjoy small classes taught by outstanding professors, a close-knit and diverse student body of approximately 1,100, a multitude of competitive NAIA athletics programs, outstanding visual and performing arts activities, and a beautiful residential campus.

Academic Programs

  • Research
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


We look at every application and consider all of your academic and extracurricular achievements — not just your GPA or test scores. In fact, we have a standardized test-optional admission process, which means you don't have to submit ACT or SAT scores when you apply here. 

Factors We Consider

There are no minimum scores or grades. However, these are the factors we look at when making admissions decisions:

  • Overall high school academic record
  • Recommendation letters
  • Co-curricular activities
  • Community involvement
  • Writing ability
  • Other achievements
  • Any advanced placement (AP) or international baccalaureate (IB) credits


All transfer admissions are rolling admission.  The transfer application can be found on our website at  Under Rolling Admission, students are invited to submit their applications at any time over a large window. The College will consider these applications as they arrive.

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To schedule your campus visit, click here.  We look forward to welcoming you to campus very soon!

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Admissions office

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School location

2112 Cleveland Blvd
Caldwell, ID 83605, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 224-3246