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Ithaca College
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  • 4 Year
  • ITHACA, NY

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

953 DANBY ROAD
ITHACA, NY 14850
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Liberty League
From Ithaca College

Whether they are winning Pulitzers, launching nonprofits, anchoring broadcast news, leading multibillion-dollar companies, or revolutionizing patient care (among other accomplishments), students who graduate from Ithaca College “learn different and leave different.”

Founded as a music conservatory in 1892, IC offers students a unique blend of academic theory, demanding practice, and high-stakes performance (learning, trying, and doing) to build a resilient mindset for life. Students find their people in nearly 200 organizations while they create award-winning projects, volunteer, philosophize, and connect.

With 150 waterfalls nearby, Ithaca is a top-ranked college town and thriving city of art, music, and festivals. A vibrant community, IC students come from 45 states, four U.S. territories, and 41 countries. An IC staff member founded International Pronouns Day.

At IC, students can find, face, and be themselves in a transformative environment where progress never stops.

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Ithaca College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$35,904 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$28,109 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 107 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 131 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 132 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    2%
  • On Campus
    3%
  • Online
    96%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,785 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
172
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 95 responses
  • Friendly
    52%
  • Unique
    18%
  • liberal
    8%
  • You need to be the one to approach them
    8%
  • Funny and unique
    5%
  • Inquisitive
    4%
  • Friendly yet unintelligent
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
72%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 137 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 185 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 93 responses
  • It's a great day to be a Bomber
    40%
  • Ithaca is "Gorges"
    33%
  • A waste of time, money, and a college experience.
    8%
  • Meh
    6%
  • Ithaca Cares
    5%
  • chill
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 69 responses

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