- 4 Year
- ITHACA, NY
- Academicsgrade B+
- Valuegrade B
- Diversitygrade A minus
- Campusgrade C
- Athleticsgrade B minus
- Party Scenegrade B+
- Professorsgrade B+
- Locationgrade A
- Dormsgrade C
- Campus Foodgrade C minus
- Student Lifegrade B minus
- Safetygrade B
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.
Ithaca College Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Business125 Graduates
- Cinematography and Video Production107 Graduates
- Radio and Television100 Graduates
- Physical Therapy93 Graduates
- Public Relations84 Graduates
- Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia47 Graduates
- Occupational Therapy45 Graduates
- Corporate Communications44 Graduates
- Creative Writing38 Graduates
- Psychology38 Graduates
- Mix of Online and on Campus2%
- On Campus3%
- You need to be the one to approach them8%
- Funny and unique5%
- Friendly yet unintelligent1%
- It's a great day to be a Bomber40%
- Ithaca is "Gorges"33%
- A waste of time, money, and a college experience.8%
- Ithaca Cares5%
Ithaca College Reviews
I made a lot of friends and was quickly considered "popular" (yes... IC is pretty much high school 2.0). With this being said, I met a lot of fake people at this school. There are some good ones but that's not Ithaca's biggest problem.
Some major factors include: job placement after graduating, dorms, food, weather
But one of the most frustrating parts about Ithaca is trying to transfer out of there... Yes about 20-25% people transfer HOWEVER the courses you are required to take at this liberal arts college rarely, if ever, transfer over to other schools. Meaning you virtually would have to start from scratch.
I made it alive out of my four years at Ithaca College but be prepared for cold winters, unkept dorms, fake people (this is a private (high)school after all), inedible food (despite whatever propaganda you're hearing) and far left beliefs