- Class: Junior
- Major: Art/Art History
- Gender: F
- High School: School of the Arts
- Transfer Student: N
The campus itself is really ugly. If you are looking for a pretty school to go to, this would not be the best one. It is really cold and windy for most of the time you are in school with the exception of september and the last two weeks of spring semester. The campus is pretty good in size. Most people think you go to Cornell when you say that you are going to Ithaca. That is kind of a let down. It is a GREAT college town. There are tons of things to do, and the entire town in based on the two colleges, so you are never bored! The only problem is that Ithaca College is on a hill, and there is nothing directly around the campus, you have to bring a car or take the bus, which only leaves every hour. The administration is ridiculous, you have to walk back and forth on campus to get anything done, and they don't ever know who you really need to talk to. I really liked that the campus is on a hill, it has great view and gives you a good workout!
Most professors learn your names. The classes in general aren't too big! my favorite classes were always my Sociology classes, the department is really strong, and growing. The teachers are really dedicated and care about what they are teaching. most of the intellectual conversations i had outside of school were with students from Cornell. There are many resources that you can take advantage of at Cornell. You can take up to 12 credits at Cornell, which automatically transfer and are paid for by Ithaca. Ithaca is not a very competitive environment, at least not in my major (art history). Students should be more involved than they are. They don't seem to do many of the activities outside of the mandatory ones.
There are LOTS OF JOCKS here. I wouldn't say that there are any kinds of students who wouldn't feel welcome here. The one thing I would strongly emphasize about the campus population is that it is not diverse. Everyone is pretty much from the middle to upper-class and white. Ithaca advertises that it is really diverse, but this is just not the case.
The Best Things
Its beautiful view and location
The Worst Things
Its distance from the town and outside life