- 4 Year
- ITHACA, NY
- Academicsgrade B+
- Valuegrade B minus
- Diversitygrade B+
- Campusgrade C minus
- Athleticsgrade B
- Party Scenegrade B+
- Professorsgrade B+
- Locationgrade A
- Dormsgrade C minus
- Campus Foodgrade D+
- 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 49 states, two U.S. territories, and 45 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
- Business135 Graduates
- Cinematography and Video Production108 Graduates
- Radio and Television86 Graduates
- Public Relations77 Graduates
- Physical Therapy68 Graduates
- Occupational Therapy53 Graduates
- Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia51 Graduates
- Creative Writing38 Graduates
- Corporate Communications37 Graduates
- Journalism36 Graduates
- Mix of Online and on Campus26%
- On Campus74%
- You need to be the one to approach them8%
- Funny and unique6%
- if you are not an athlete - liberal3%
- It's a great day to be a Bomber38%
- Ithaca is "Gorges"32%
- A waste of time, money, and a college experience.8%
- Ithaca Cares5%
- Home away from home3%
Ithaca College Reviews
However (the BAD), IC administration is terrible. The campus (and every building on it) needs a serious update. Dining halls are terrible, campus services are limited, residences halls are poorly maintained, and while the school claims to care about mental health and well-being, as soon as you ask for anything you will find yourself ignored.
It’s just a very mediocre regional school run by incompetent administration. And for the price, the are so many better schools to go to and more meaningful experiences to have. You deserve better
Try hard NOT to have Ithaca College be your best option