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Ithaca College is a private institution that was founded in 1892. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,276, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 669 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Ithaca College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 10. Its tuition and fees are $37,000 (2012-13).
Ithaca College is a private school located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, about 200 miles northwest of Manhattan. Undergraduates at Ithaca can choose from dozens of majors within the schools of business, communications, health sciences and human performance, humanities and sciences, and music. There are several graduate degrees available at Ithaca as well, including in business and health. Outside the classroom, Ithaca provides many opportunities for students to help their community. Habidash is the school’s annual Habitat for Humanity 5K race; Food for Thought is a campus program that helps malnourished children; and Service Saturdays is an event through which students can volunteer in the Greater Ithaca area.
Students can also get involved by joining any of the more than 200 other student organizations or by participating in a recreational or club sport. The Ithaca Bombers varsity teams compete in various conferences within the NCAA Division III. Notable Ithaca alumni include Robert Iger, president and CEO of The Walt Disney Co., and actor David Boreanaz, who has starred in the television shows Bones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel.
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Located in the heart of New York State's Finger Lakes region in one of the nation's top college towns, Ithaca College offers a first-rate education on a first-name basis. With an intimate student-faculty ratio of 12 to 1 and a focus on active learning and involvement, Ithaca is the perfect place to prepare for a lifetime of success. Ithaca's vibrant, residential campus overlooks Cayuga Lake and is home to over 6,400 undergraduates and over 720 faculty. Five schools - Business, Communications, Health Sciences and Human Performance, Humanities and Sciences, and Music - offer over 100 undergraduate degree programs, 15+ teacher certification options, and a growing number of graduate options. An Ithaca education emphasizes real-world preparation in the classroom and beyond. Our students gain valuable experience in a variety of settings, including on-campus labs and clinics, through original faculty-student research projects, and via a nationwide internship network that accommodates students of all majors. Satellite programs in New York City, Los Angeles, and London, and study-abroad programs in 50+ countries provide even more options for personal and professional growth. The Ithaca learning community is further enriched by visits from distinguished guests and alumni who give lectures and performances, teach master classes, and share their perspectives and professional expertise. Students may also participate in dozens of cocurricular and extracurricular activities; the College has 26 highly competitive varsity teams, more than 180 student organizations, dozens of recreational sport clubs, and holds hundreds of concerts, recitals, and theater performances annually. Students manage the College's television station, two radio stations, two campus magazines, and a weekly newspaper - all of which consistently win top honors from regional and national professional organizations. From thought-provoking classes taught by expert faculty to exciting hands-on learning, cocurricular activities, and study abroad, Ithaca's students have lots of choices and plenty of opportunities to prepare for future success.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Ithaca College, it's important to note the application deadline is February 1, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are December 1 and November 1, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at Ithaca College is $60. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 68.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||68.2%|
|Application deadline||February 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Ithaca College is 12:1, and the school has 52.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Ithaca College include: Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Visual and Performing Arts; Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84.8 percent.
Ithaca College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,276, with a gender distribution of 42.9 percent male students and 57.1 percent female students. At this school, 68.5 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 31.5 percent of students live off campus. Ithaca College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Ithaca College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Ithaca College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Ithaca College, 42 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Ithaca College.
|Students who have cars on campus||42%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Ithaca College, 69.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,988.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$37,000 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$13,400 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data