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The College of Idaho

The College of Idaho is a liberal arts college with an enrollment of 1,122 students located in Caldwell, Idaho, United States. From November 1991 until October 2007 it was known as Albertson College of Idaho.

Location

Address
2112 Cleveland Blvd
City
Caldwell
State
ID
Zip/Post Code
83605-4432

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1042
Total Graduate enrollment
17
In State Tuition Fees
23300
Out State Tuition Fees
23300
ACT Score
24
SAT Score
1603
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.64
Male Female Ratio
48:52
Acceptance Rate
92%
Student Faculty Ratio
12:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Coyote
Colors
Purple / White
Conference
Cascade

College History

History

The College was conceived in 1884 when the Presbyterian Church's Wood River Presbytery, meeting in Shoshone, formed a commission to examine the possibility of establishing a Presbyterian college somewhere in the Idaho Territory. The commission found support for such a venture and in 1890 the Presbytery accepted an offer from a group of Caldwell citizens, led by William Judson Boone, to locate the institution in that community. The College was founded in 1891 by Dr. Rev. William Judson Boone with the support of the Wood River Presbytery. It first opened its doors to students on October 7, 1891. Nineteen students showed up at The College of Idaho for the first classes in 1891. The first classes were held downtown in the Caldwell Presbyterian Church and a year later the college moved into its own downtown building. The campus moved to its present site on the east side of town in 1910 when Henry and Carrie Blatchley donated 20 acres (81,000 m2) of land. Sterry Hall, a classroom and administration building, and Finney Hall, the first residence hall, were built that year. Voorhees Hall, the second of what would become a total of five residence halls, opened two years later. In 1893, it was incorporated under the laws of the State of Idaho and placed in the hands of a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. Dr. Boone served as president of the College for 45 years until his death in 1936. In 1991, the college changed its name to Albertson College of Idaho to honor alumnus and long-time donor Joe Albertson and his wife Kathryn. The Albertsons, who founded one of the country's largest supermarket chains, Albertson's Inc., were generous benefactors of the College. On October 10, 2007, college president Bob Hoover announced that the name would revert to The College of Idaho, with the mutual agreement of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, to promote acceptance and gain financial backing from alumni who were unhappy about the original name change. This coincided with a ten million dollar donation by the Foundation to the College.

College Specialty

Specialty

The College of Idaho is a private, residential liberal arts college that prepares students to lead productive and fulfilling lives. We are committed to an innovative, individualized curriculum in liberal arts and professional studies, to building community, and to exercising stewardship. Transforming Liberal Arts and Professional Education Challenging students to: Think broadly, by wide exposure to the fields of knowledge that constitute a liberal arts curriculum; Think deeply, by sustained exploration of a specific discipline; Combine this breadth and depth to develop skills in: Problem Solving Analytic Reasoning Critical Thinking Written Communication Building Community And so producing A Responsible Community A Resourceful Community A Reflective Community Exercising Stewardship of Our Environment Our People Our Resources

Alumni

Alumni

Joe Albertson, founder of Albertson's supermarkets and a notable philanthropist. Kathryn Albertson, wife of the founder of the Albertsons chain of grocery stores and a notable philanthropist. Elgin Baylor, 11 time NBA all-star, played his first collegiate season at The College of Idaho. Kristine Tompkins, co-founder of Patagonia and founder of Conservacion Patagonica. Cary Coglianese Christopher Farnsworth, novelist. Larry Lujack C.L. "Butch" Otter, current Governor of Idaho. R.C. Owens, NFL Wide Receiver, played for the San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Colts, and New York Giants. Klaus Scharioth, German diplomat, former German ambassador to the United States. Mary Shaw Shorb, research scientist, invented first method to assay Vitamin B-12. Elmo Smith, former Governor of Oregon. Paul J. Smith, Academy Award-winning composer. Robert E. Smylie (1938), 24th Governor of Idaho from 1955 to 1967

Campus

Campus

Suburban, Park; 50 Acres

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