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
6,101
Undergraduate
Students
(57.1%) 3,483 Women
(42.9%) 2,618 Men
416
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
69% of 15,278 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
570-668 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
628 average
590-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$64,377
Tuition and Fees
$45,274
Room and Board
$15,856
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Freshman Award
$39,395
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$39,913
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
519
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
71% 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
5.8% Black/African-American
9.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.2% White
3.4% Unknown
International Students
1.9% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
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 Accepted with or without essay component
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
69% of 15,278 applicants were admitted
Women
70% of 9,021 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 6,257 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,802 (17%) of 10,472 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,031 (16%) of 6,292 admitted students enrolled
Men
876 (21%) of 4,180 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
90% of 147 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
838
Students Accepting Wait List Position
308
Students Admitted From Wait List
96

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
570-668 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
13%
Score of 600 - 700
46%
Score of 500 - 600
39%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
628 average
590-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
16%
Score of 600 - 700
58%
Score of 500 - 600
25%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
31%
Score of 24 - 29
54%
Score of 18 - 23
15%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 24%
Top quarter: 56%
Top half: 91%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$64,377
Tuition and Fees
$45,274
Room and Board
$15,856
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,047
Payment Plans
 

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 15
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 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,514 (88.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,203 (79.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,203 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
700 (56.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Award
$39,395
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,182 (97.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,278
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,056 (88.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,054
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 421 (33.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
389 (25.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,209

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,714 (78.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
4,093 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,736 (41.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$38,845
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,041 (98.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,856
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,655 (89.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,344
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 686 (15.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,518 (25.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,525

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$39,913
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
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
4,760
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
201
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
243
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
853
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,902
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
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Conducting
  • Creative Writing
  • Documentary Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • 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
  • 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 Pedagogy
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • 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 Health, General
  • 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
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Voice and Opera
Most Popular Disciplines
Communication/journalism, Visual and performing arts, Health professions and related sciences
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 for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
519
Part-Time Faculty
246
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
55%
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 Music, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Allied Health--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Occupational Therapy

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allied Health--General

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
71% 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
 
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
Basketball x   x  
Crew x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     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      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Gymnastics x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Gymnastics    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
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
6,101
Women
3,483 (57.1%)
Men
2,618 (42.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,991
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.0% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
9.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.2% White
3.4% Unknown
International Students.
1.9% from 42 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
416

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
77.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
76.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
25.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Law 1%
Arts and Sciences 33%
Education 4%

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