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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Liberty League
Address
953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
Website
From Ithaca College

Theory, Practice, Performance

These elements are the core of the Ithaca College experience—today and every day since our founding over 125 years ago

IC began as a music conservatory in 1892, but in the decades since, it has grown into a residential liberal arts college with five schools and over 100 degree programs. Our students gain knowledge and confidence through a continuous cycle of learning, trying, and doing—with access to professional labs, studios, equipment, and research opportunities

As a mid-size, nationally-ranked college, IC offers students opportunities for personalized attention in every academic program and engagement in a wide variety of campus activities. Students join a welcoming community of almost 7,000 students that offers more than 200 student clubs and organizations

The IC experience continues after graduation as alumni become part of a growing network of professionals—mentors and experts around the world who take active roles in helping students succeed

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
71%
SAT Range
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$34,791/ 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
$25,073/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
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.120 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.121 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,936Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
123
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 84 responses
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  • Friendly
    54%
  • Unique
    19%
  • You need to be the one to approach them
    10%
  • Funny and unique
    6%
  • Inquisitive
    5%
  • liberal
    4%
  • Friendly yet unintelligent
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
72%
of students say they don't have Greek life.126 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.174 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • It's a great day to be a Bomber
    41%
  • Ithaca is "Gorges"
    38%
  • A waste of time, money, and a college experience.
    6%
  • Ithaca Cares
    5%
  • Meh
    5%
  • Underrated
    2%
  • chill
    1%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $52,300/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    76%
    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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    Ithaca College Reviews

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    Although I do not think Ithaca College is for everyone, I definitely feel welcome and glad that I attended for my degree. The Writing Department is really amazing and I have barely had any professors so far that I did not absolutely love and learn a lot from. The campus is pretty small and the weather can be harsh but it has fulfilled its role as a home away from home for me at least. I would just say your experience of the school really depends on what field of study you're interested in because some departments are definitely lacking more than others. It's an arts school for sure!
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    I loved how I was able to change my major a million times and still be set to graduate on time.
    Our London program is AMAZING!
    I love that I can double major in music and psych
    I love our small campus.
    The food sucks, like sodexo is so bad even the chefs don't like it
    We have a ton of resources.
    The psych department is small but plentiful and is getting me ready for my research career.
    It can be quite cliquey between schools and majors.
    Lack of school funded transportation for students - we have to use Ithaca's buses.
    The TCAT is unreliable.
    Its hard to get anywhere off campus without a car.
    You feel trapped during the winter.
    I am excited to say that this fall I will be starting as a freshman at Ithaca College! When I toured the campus, I immediately loved the friendly atmosphere and medium-sized campus. The housing on campus looked really nice. At the accepted student's day I had endless possibilities to ask questions to many different staff members about the school. Can't wait for the fall.