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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.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students6,221
   Women3,622 (58.2%)
   Men2,599 (41.8%)
Graduate Students457


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate70% of 14,380 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math587 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading595 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing584 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite27 average
25-29 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$59,918
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met90%
Average Freshman Award$36,465
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 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 Population30,515
Nearest Metropolitan AreaSyracuse
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 69% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
Sororities1% 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 Students1.9% from 53 countries
First-Year Students Returning84.7%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.51 3.79 604 624 27
Low 2.50 2.80 490 490 22
High 4.00 5.00 750 760 33
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• Ithaca College has its own trading room where students can actually trade stocks and bonds.

• Ithaca College began as a conservatory of music, holding its first classes in the local opera house in 1892.

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