Ithaca College, founded in 1892, is a private college grounded in the liberal arts tradition but rich in its range of contemporary programs. Programs are offered through the Schools of Business; Communications; Health Sciences and Human Performance; Humanities and Sciences; and Music. Ithaca boasts nationally recognized programs in music, physical therapy, communications, natural sciences and research-oriented psychology. The curriculum blends liberal and professional studies, offering multi- and inter-disciplinary opportunities. Small class sizes and an experiential hands-on approach to learning reflect the college's roots as a music conservatory. Skillful, sensitive teaching and an emphasis on personal contact with students characterize the faculty, who regularly engage undergraduates in their scholarly research. Its 757-acre campus is located in Ithaca, 50 miles south of Syracuse.

Website: www.ithaca.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,059
Undergraduate
Students
(57.7%) 3,497 Women
(42.3%) 2,562 Men
457
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
71% of 14,152 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
605 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
628 average
590-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
25-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$62,757
Tuition and Fees
$43,978
Room and Board
$15,562
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Freshman Award
$38,729
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$42,016
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
517
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Ithaca Population
30,515
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Syracuse
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
70% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bombers
Sororities
1.1% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.0% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
8.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.2% White
3.9% Unknown
International Students
1.7% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning
82.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
25%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
25.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 3 4
History    
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
953 Danby Road
City, State, Zip
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone
(607) 274-3124
Fax
(607) 274-1900
E-mail
admission@ithaca.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 15
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
February 1

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Audition for some programs recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 14,152 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 8,448 applicants were admitted
Men
69% of 5,704 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,802 (18%) of 9,980 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,026 (17%) of 6,032 admitted students enrolled
Men
776 (20%) of 3,948 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
92% of 165 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
90% of 5122 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
953
Students Accepting Wait List Position
241
Students Admitted From Wait List
29

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
605 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
628 average
590-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
15%
Score of 600 - 700
56%
Score of 500 - 600
27%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
25-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
23%
Score of 24 - 29
62%
Score of 18 - 23
14%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 21%
Top quarter: 55%
Top half: 88%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$62,757
Tuition and Fees
$43,978
Room and Board
$15,562
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,017
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
sfs@ithaca.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002739
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,427 (88.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,134 (79.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,134 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
645 (56.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Award
$38,729
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,105 (97.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,655
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,004 (88.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,408
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 377 (33.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
420 (25.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,972

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,648 (78.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,044 (87.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,044 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,659 (41.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$37,506
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,990 (98.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,622
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,631 (89.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,446
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 637 (15.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,482 (25.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,712

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$42,016
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Communication
Number of Awards
4,545
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
188
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
275
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Members of Minorities, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
797
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Documentary Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • Gerontology
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Voice and Opera
Most Popular Disciplines
Communication/journalism, Health professions and related sciences, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
517
Part-Time Faculty
268
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
53%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
549,653
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
640
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Education
  • Allied Health--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Health Education
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Spanish

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allied Health--General
  • Physical Therapy

Location and Setting


Ithaca Population
30,515
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Syracuse
Campus Size
669 acres

Weather

Temperature
14.3 average low in January, 73.8 average high in September
Rain
169 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Ithaca
Nearest Train Station
60 mile(s) from campus in Syracuse

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
70% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
30%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bombers
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Crew x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf x      
Gymnastics x      
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf x  
Gymnastics x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf    
Gymnastics    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, student governance council, colleges against cancer, brothers 4 brothers, international club, asian american alliance
Sororities
1.1% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,059
Women
3,497 (57.7%)
Men
2,562 (42.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,936
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.0% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
8.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.2% White
3.9% Unknown
International Students.
1.7% from 42 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
457

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
82.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
75.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
76.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
25%
Average Starting Salary
25%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
25.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Law 1%
Arts and Sciences 33%
Education 4%

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