School Spotlight: The College of Idaho

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: The College of Idaho 
Caldwell, ID

Nearly all students graduate college with a single academic major. And a sizable percentage of students have also completed a minor. But imagine earning your degree from The College of Idaho with one major and three minors, all within four years’ time. Through its signature program, PEAK, (which stands for professional, ethical, articulate, and knowledgeable), C of I ensures that all students deeply explore four key academic areas—arts/humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and a professional field—during their undergraduate years. By specializing in a single major (Creative Writing, perhaps) and pursuing coursework in three separate minors (Psychology, Environmental Studies, and Communications, for example), students will receive a versatile education that will prepare them well for life after college. C of I offers students the ideal mix between a tranquil residential campus and easy access to urban culture and entertainment. Downtown Boise is just 30 minutes from campus, while skiing, whitewater rafting, and hiking adventures are regular occurrences thanks to the College’s Outdoor Program. Fun fact: students who live beyond a five-hour drive from campus can receive a $250 travel stipend to fly to campus for a prospective student visit.

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Written by Emily Toffelmire
Emily Toffelmire is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Prior to joining College Coach, Emily worked as an admissions officer at University of Southern California as well as a college counselor at high schools in the US and Thailand. Visit our website to learn more about Emily Toffelmire.