A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  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
    C
Ithaca College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Empire Eight
Address
953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Ithaca College

Cost

Net Price
$33,866/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,302/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,703/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,080/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,703/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,441/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.107 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.105 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.106 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,012Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    55%
  • Unique
    23%
  • You need to be the one to approach them
    9%
  • Inquisitive
    6%
  • Funny and unique
    4%
  • Friendly yet unintelligent
    1%
  • Preppy
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
73%
of students say they don't have Greek life.111 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.159 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • It's a great day to be a Bomber
    43%
  • Ithaca is "Gorges"
    39%
  • Ithaca Cares
    6%
  • Meh
    6%
  • A waste of time, money, and a college experience.
    3%
  • Ithaca is gay
    3%

After Ithaca College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
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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Ithaca College is a pretty good school! It is a diverse, accepting environment with faculty who want to see their students succeed. I have definitely felt challenged at times by my professors while here, but have not seemed to be challenged quite enough. The dorms are pretty great if you live in Towers or Upper Quads your freshman year, and the food is not terrible, especially compared to what I've heard from friends that go to other schools. The parties are terrible, though and pretty much always get busted before 12, and Moonies gets really boring after a while and closes too early.
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Even though I've only been at IC for one semester, I already know I want to be here for the next seven. I love Ithaca and everything it has to offer! The professors want to see you succeed and are great resources for your academic life and future life in your career. I've already learned a lot and I'm constantly surrounded by different people from different backgrounds who have different perspectives. It was undoubtedly the best decision of my life to attend Ithaca College.
The campus food is better than most, especially with three dining hall options. The party scene is average concerning on-campus apartments and nearby off-campus housing, but luckily Cornell is in the same town.
I love Ithaca College! I love that it's small and in turn gives students opportunities to pursue any field they are interested in. Most of the professors and employees of the college are approachable and willing to help in any way they can, with things often not even related to schoolwork. The atmosphere is great, and the surrounding areas of Ithaca are beautiful and fun to be a part of.