About Ithaca College

Founded in 1892, Ithaca College. is a Private college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 6,221 full time undergraduate students, and 457 full time graduate students.

The Ithaca College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 523 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Ithaca College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate69%
Application Deadline1-Nov
Application Fee60
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at IC are considered Selective, with ,65% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

92% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 69% were in the top quarter, and 33% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Ithaca College.

5%
“We”re apathetic”
11%
“We know about current events and vote”
65%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
19%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
18%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
42%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
51%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
80%
“We bought the gear”
18%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
46%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
40%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
9%
“Available in class”
46%
“They keep regular office hours”
42%
“They”re always available”
78%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
18%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
4%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
1%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
3%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
47%
“We only party on weekends”
49%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
1%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
19%
“There might be people who do”
63%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
18%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
5%
“We”re apathetic”
11%
“We know about current events and vote”
65%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
19%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
18%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
42%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
51%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
80%
“We bought the gear”
18%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
46%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
40%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
9%
“Available in class”
46%
“They keep regular office hours”
42%
“They”re always available”
78%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
18%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
4%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
1%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
3%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
47%
“We only party on weekends”
49%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
1%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
19%
“There might be people who do”
63%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
18%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Ithaca College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    127 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    86 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    126 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    128 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    128 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    127 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    127 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    128 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Ithaca College?

46 Students rated Ithaca College

Scott - 08/06/2020

While Ithaca College boasts some outstanding features, such as a world-renowned communications school that houses a variety of excellent programs including film, journalism, and others, it boasts little else. The campus has some nice structures and amenities, but not much. The food service on the meal plan is awful, so be prepared to use those bomber bucks and your own money on the food offered at places on campus you'll have to pay for.

Kendall

Ithaca College is a great school to attend, the professors are very helpful and there's always something going on, on campus. Since it is a liberal arts college, it is very diverse and most people are open to conversations about what is going on in the world today. You learn to appreciate different cultures and different opinions as well.

Ally

Ithaca College has become my home this last year. I haven't had one professor that I didn't love and I know that I have learned a lot from them. There are so many things to be involved in and I'm grateful for the connections I have made here already! Truly a place I love and appreciate.

Jaclyn

The Ithaca College administration sucks and is a bit sketchy, just trying to make as much money as it can off of its students, but the professors are cool. The campus is beautiful and the facilities are pretty nice and up-to-date. The new President is pretty awesome.

Ithaca College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Ithaca College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Ithaca College is 69%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    College is what you make it. Those who complain the msot about college are usually the ones who don't persue their dreams hard enough. Meet as many new people as you can, join at least one club, and have fun. Work hard, play hard usually works for most people.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are motivated individuals who seek sucess in the professional world.

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  4. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Definitely

    Read all  104 answers
  5. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Good Looking Smart Not Many "Plastics" Real White Musical Theatrical Gay Hippie Town Pot

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  6. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The school is a good size. Nobody knows much about Ithaca when I go for job interviews so it isn't very helpful. College town blows because Cornell kids are doushe bags. Recently there has been a lot of rapes and administration has done nothing in response.

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  7. What are the academics like at your school?

    Most professors know you by name. Studying gets done as much as you choose to do so. Class participation is expected except by those professors who would rather listen to themselves speak. Most classes are trying to help you get a job except for a couple taught by Stephen Mosher which are geared towards making the students actually think outside the box.

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  8. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Mens Rugby is still in the process of being formed and consists of people who love to hit people rather than people who love to get drunk and sing songs. Athletic events blow. If you're awake at 2 AM on a Tuesday you must be ripping rails because nobody does that unless they're an alcoholic or studying. Cortaca is the only fun event all year and even that sucks ass. Parties are every thursday-saturday. There are no frats or sororities. I have no idea what to do if your not drinking on a saturday night. The gorges are fun to go to.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The professors are always available and eager to asist their students.

    Read all  65 answers
  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The theatre, music, and film schools are amazing. The surrounding area is absolutely beautiful, even if it's really cold. Rod Serling went to our school, so we have the entire Twilight Zone series in our library. Most of my classes have maybe 12 people in them, and even big lecture classes have less than 100. If I wanted to, I could ask any of my professors out to coffee and they'd say yes. Kerry Butler went to Ithaca.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The communications programs, Physical theraphy programs, Theater programs, and music school programs. All of these schools have extremely well known reputations, great facilities, and excellent falculty.

    Read all  28 answers
  12. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Ithaca is the opportunities available -if you participate, study, and get ahold of what is there you will go far.

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  13. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    An environmentally friendly and accepting haven away from the hustle of the city, Ithaca College is geared towards students that want more than just academics, but a life experience.

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  14. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I have not been here very long, so I do not have an expert opinion on what works well and what does not. If I had to guess, I would say classes reach maximum capacity quickly, and a lot of people seem to have complaints about that.

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  15. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Closed minded people who aren't open to new ideas. Ithaca College tends to be on the liberal edge when it comes to new ideas and concepts so people who are resistant to change might feel uncomfortable here.

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  16. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Though the area Ithaca College is located in is great, there isn't anywhere close by if you want a change of scene. The town of Ithaca and near by Cornell are eccentric, interesting communities, but there are no large cities near by if you want exposure to a more metropolitan area.

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  17. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    The only regret I have about making my decision to come to Ithaca is the amount of money I have paid to get here, but I'm sure I've been reimbursed in valuable experience. I wish I had known more about the musical opportunities in the community so I could have become involved sooner, but the extra practice time was much needed, I'm sure. Otherwise, I expected nothing less of the college and having lived an hour from the campus for my entire childhood, I was prepared for the long, cold winter.

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  18. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone who's interested in anything from music to business to science to communications and cinema arts. Very liberal leaning, and lots of partying.

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  19. Describe the dorms.

    Emerson freshman and sophomore dorm.

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    It was basically down to financial aid and although the other school I was torn with was going to be drastically cheaper, I knew that I would be happier here. I wanted a change in environment and I definitely landed in almost the opposite end of the spectrum coming from the city. Visiting Ithaca also helped me decide. I hate to be cliche but Ithaca really is gorges.

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  21. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Many stereotypes of students at Ithaca include hipsters and stoners. This is false. There are actually a lot more athletic students than any other stereotype. That being said, Ithaca is pretty diverse stereotype wise. There are a bunch of jocks, theater junkies, geeks, etc. Everybody kind of has a place.

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Student Body

Students

58%

female

42%

male

6,221

Total Undergrad Enrollment

457

Total Grad Students

55%

Out-Of-State

43%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

180

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

1

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

65%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
% Black or African-American
6%
% Hispanic/Latino
8%
% White or Caucasian
72%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

95% of students attending Ithaca College receive some sort of financial aid. 22% were awarded federal grants. While 73% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$41,776

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$14,990

Room and Board

57,966

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$22,569
$30 - $48K
$24,053
$48 - $75K
$30,696
$75 - $110K
$32,635
$110K & UP
$40,717

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