The College of Idaho (C of I)

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The College of Idaho, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Caldwell, ID, a predominately suburban area. Approximately a thousand students are enrolled at The College of Idaho.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 1380 (25th percentile) - 1730 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 21 (25th percentile) - 27 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants accepted to C of I. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the C of I average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.38. An estimated 90% of all students which applied were accepted at C of I, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 29% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall C of I Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for The College of Idaho was reported as 90.5% in Fall 2013 with over 1,120 college applications submitted to C of I. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • C of I SAT Scores: 1380 - 1730
  • C of I ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • C of I Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into The College of Idaho?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into The College of Idaho, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for The College of Idaho has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 60.6%
  • 2010-2011: 63.0%
  • 2011-2012: 65.5%
  • 2012-2013: 64.9%
  • 2013-2014: 90.5%
  • Projected C of I Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 73.9%

How Does C of I Compare?

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The acceptance rate for C of I is sixty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Northwest Nazarene University61.7%
Eastern Oregon University67.0%
Walla Walla University92.9%
Whitman College57.0%
Lewis-Clark State College99.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to C of I (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 570
Math465 - 590
Writing455 - 570
Total Score1380 - 1730
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math20 - 26
Composite Score21 - 27
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