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Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 6,221
   Women 3,622 (58.2%)
   Men 2,599 (41.8%)
Graduate Students 457
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 70% of 14,380 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 587 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 595 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
25-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $59,918
  Tuition and Fees $41,776
  Room and Board $14,990
Average Percent of Need Met 90%
Average Freshman Award $36,465
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 512
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Ithaca Population 30,515
Nearest Metropolitan Area Syracuse
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 69% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Bombers
Sororities 1% of women participate
Fraternities 1% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.9% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
8.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.4% White
5.3% Unknown
International Students 1.9% from 53 countries
First-Year Students Returning 84.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 66.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 26.0%