The first action deadline for the new college application year is fast approaching on November 1st. Although admission to a higher education institution through Early Action is not mandatory, it is a huge step for many high school students trying to figure out. the next phase of their lives.
Are you or your child considering attending an Idaho university or college? The Gem State is home 12 universities and technical colleges and four private schoolsbut which ones are the best?
Personal finance website WalletHub has compiled a ranking of these companies the best colleges and universities in the countryincluding five Idaho institutions.
WalletHub divided the country into different regions, and Idaho fell into the western region. Before delving into the specifics of the rankings, here are five of Idaho’s top public universities and their ranking in the West out of 156.
College of Idaho – 35th
University of Idaho – 69th
Northwestern Nazarene University – 102
Boise State University – 114
Lewis-Clark State College – 148th
The top-ranked school in the western region, California Institute of Technology, ranks third nationally, behind only first-place Massachusetts Institute of Technology and second-place Yale University.
WalletHub compared 913 universities and colleges nationwide using seven key metrics: student choice, cost and funding, faculty resources, campus safety, campus experience, academic outcomes and career outcomes.
Within those seven dimensions were 30 metrics, such as student loan debt (cost and funding), student-faculty ratio (faculty resources), and campus crime (campus safety). Each school was given a score out of 100 using 30 weighted indicators.
Information from National Center for Education Statistics, Council on social and economic researchand US Department of Education, among other sources.
Distribution of ratings
Although it provides an overall rating for all 913 institutions, WalletHub only breaks down ratings for the top 500. For the Gem State, that includes the College of Idaho (235th) and the University of Idaho (438th).
Here’s how both schools ranked for each key indicator:
College of Idaho – 235th
Total score out of 100: 57.81
Choice of students: 163
Cost and funding: 515th
Faculty resources: 319
Campus Safety: 856
Campus experience: 495
Study results: 528
Career results: 546th
University of Idaho – 438th
Total score out of 100: 54.7
Student selection: 556
Cost and financing: 144
Faculty resources: 585
Campus Safety: 231
Campus experience: 485
Study results: 519
Career results: 490th