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The College of Idaho Students are

  • Inclusive
  • Energetic
  • Proud
  • Driven
  • Ambitious
  • Helpful
  • Encouraging

About The College of Idaho

We are an inclusive community of exceptional learning that challenges the ambitious and forges pathways to success and purpose.

The College of Idaho has a 129-year-old legacy of excellence. The College is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition, and history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, and countless business leaders and innovators. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell, where its proximity both to Boise and to the world-class outdoor activities of southwest Idaho’s mountains and rivers offers unique opportunities for learning beyond the classroom. For more information, visit

Total Student Population Approximately 1,000

Diversity at The College of Idaho

  • 25% Students of Color
  • 18% International Students

Top Majors at The College of Idaho

Our entire academic program known as PEAK is unique because every student graduates with at least one major and three minors. They study in four knowledge peaks.

  • Humanities & Fine Arts
  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
  • Social Science & History
  • Professional Foundations & Enhancements

The College of Idaho is Part of Verto’s Direct Transfer Program

Through Verto’s Direct Transfer Program, you can gain admission to The College of Idaho based on your academic performance with the courses delivered by the Academic Provider during your Verto study abroad experience. While admission will depend on The College of Idaho’s availability and is ultimately up to their discretion, this route tends to give Verto participants who meet the college’s academic criteria a higher chance of admission and a fast-tracked application.

Learn About Verto’s Direct Transfer Program

We are excited to partner with Verto Education in providing an alternative pathway for students to enroll at The College of Idaho. The preparation and experiences prospective students receive through this program will set Verto students up for success once they matriculate at the college. We look forward to working with Verto Education and their students in the years to come.

Brian A. Bava, V.P. of Enrollment Management

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