Ithaca College

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953 Danby Road

Ithaca, NY 14850-7000

Phone: (607) 274-3124
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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Feb. 1
application deadline

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#8 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Ithaca College is a private institution that was founded in 1892. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,281, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 670 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Ithaca College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 8. Its tuition and fees are $38,400 (2013-14).

Ithaca College is 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 mainly compete in the Empire 8 Athletic Conference within the NCAA Division III. Notable Ithaca alumni include Robert Iger, chairman 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."

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Located in central New York's Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College offers more than 100 majors in its Schools of Business, Communications, Health Sciences and Human Performance, Humanities and Sciences, and Music.

Whether you dream of becoming a media mogul, nonprofit hero, groundbreaking scientist, or brilliant composer, Ithaca College will make you ready. Our dedicated professors are experts in their fields and will make you an expert in yours by providing hands-on experience from day one. Experiment in a lab, light up the stage, take risks in the stock market- whatever your interests, you'll dive in right away to turn classroom theory into well-practiced skill.

From our vibrant campus community to the world beyond, you'll find exciting opportunities to expand your mind and enhance your education. Nearly 200 student organizations provide the perfect place to create award-winning projects, volunteer, philosophize, and connect. Add more valuable skills with a fast-paced internship or enlightening study-abroad program, including our semester-long options in New York City, L.A., and London. From campus life to life experience, Ithaca College will make you ready for your career and anything that comes your way.

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General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1892
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $203,280,583


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 selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 64.9%
Application deadline February 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Ithaca College is 11:1, and the school has 58.3 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.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 70%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 19%
Visual and Performing Arts 16%
Health Professions and Related Programs 15%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 11%
Social Sciences 6%

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Student Life

Ithaca College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,281, with a gender distribution of 44 percent male students and 56 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.

Total enrollment 6,759
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
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

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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

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Paying for School

At Ithaca College, 69.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $21,169.

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 $38,400 (2013-14)
Room and board $13,900 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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