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Ithaca College has announced plans for the 2020-21 academic calendar. Though the national situation around the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we remain committed to delivering a signature IC experience to our students in the midst of it, and will continue to prioritize flexibility, safety, and the public good. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    D+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Liberty League
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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
69%
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
$34,827/ 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
$26,485/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

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.127 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.128 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
    13%
  • On Campus
    87%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,991Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
110
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 91 responses
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  • Friendly
    53%
  • Unique
    19%
  • You need to be the one to approach them
    9%
  • liberal
    7%
  • Funny and unique
    5%
  • Inquisitive
    4%
  • Friendly yet unintelligent
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
72%
of students say they don't have Greek life.133 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.181 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 89 responses
Report
  • It's a great day to be a Bomber
    39%
  • Ithaca is "Gorges"
    35%
  • A waste of time, money, and a college experience.
    7%
  • Ithaca Cares
    6%
  • Meh
    6%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • chill
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $52,300/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    79%
    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

    Ithaca College Reviews

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    I really love it at Ithaca College! It’s a very open accepting environment, with wonderful professors. They are good about addressing issues brought up by students and are working to be more diverse and helpful towards POC. The arts programs are excellent, and the academics and sports are well managed and work for a level of high achievement. I highly recommend IC!
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    Ithaca College is a great institution many would be lucky to attend. There are several resources for students such as dedicated Career Services staff, Counseling services, lots of sports at varsity, club and intramural levels, along with superior theater arts and music programs. Furthermore, there are a multitude of clubs representing a variety of student interests–every student may participate in an extracurricular they enjoy. Classes are rigorous and professors are motivated to challenge their students, while aiding them to succeed. Professors are very accessible beyond class hours–I have never had a class taught by a TA. However, Ithaca could improve their facilities. Even with their improvements, the school provided food is terrible. Some buildings need updating such as freshman dorms and certain academic buildings. Lastly, they need to improve on diversity. The school is a white majority, but resources are provided for students of color. This demographic is slowly changing.
    Online learning with Ithaca College was tough. Professors were often ill-equipped to handle zoom meetings, cutting our class time short. This was if Professors chose to utilize zoom at all. Some professors opted out of zoom, posting slides or videos to be watched to take quizzes: all the personal feeling of a traditional classroom Ithaca College executes very well were gone with the transition online. This is not the fault of the professors, but the administration who had left them ill-equipped in the realm of technology. Furthermore, learning stopped with the transition online as many specialty majors provided at Ithaca found in the music, communications, and Health Sciences and Human Performance school could not make the transition online–they require in person instruction. As a student in humanities, I found that even my learning had stopped.