Academics

Location
Ithaca, NY
Undergrads
6,159
Tuition
$37,000
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Academics: The academics are alright, I wouldnt say they are the best.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Being a music education major comes with an extremely heavy workload. There are several great opportunities for this major.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The schools here are all very great and they offer a wide variety of classes. The workload can be a lot and teachers are sometimes hit or miss. However, this school is great for its academics.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Park, PT, Music, and Theater are amazing. Everything else is pretty good but you don't get all the perks of being in one of the best programs.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: 100% placement for Speech Pathology

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 315th
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 329th
    Best Course Variety
  • 369th
    Most Caring Professors
  • 555th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 639th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jennifer Segal
Hometown
Newton ,MA
Major
Communication Management
Grad Year
2014
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Ithaca College is home to some of the best music, communications, and physical therapy programs in the country. With the exploratory program, students who haven’t decided on a major can take a variety of classes to determine their interests. For those who want to design a major, Ithaca offers a planned studies option, where the student works with an adviser to design a program of choice. IC also has numerous study abroad programs, and it has centers in London, LA, and DC. Professors practice in their field, do extensive research, and write books. All have office hours, and many students utilize these to ask questions and get feedback.

With the atmosphere of a small liberal arts college, Ithaca offers a world of possibilities. First-year seminar classes help turn high school seniors into college freshmen, and internships help students get experience in the working world. Through it all, the faculty and staff at IC are ready to assist their students. It is possible to become friends with professors while attending IC, and most students know at least one professor personally by the time they graduate. Once you’re a student, the best thing to do is to have an upperclassman advise you on what classes to take. There’s a good chance that they have either taken the professor for class or know someone who has.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
11:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
485
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
180
Total FT Faculty
485
Faculty with Terminal Degree
94%
Average Faculty Salary
$71,698
Full-Time Retention Rate
84%
Part-Time Retention Rate
0%
Graduation Rate
77%
Programs/Majors Offered
97
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 52%
  • 20 to 49 students: 43%
  • 50 or more students: 5%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Roy H. Park School of Communications
  • School of Business
  • School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
  • School of Humanities and Sciences
  • School of Music
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 4%
  • Occupational Therapy: 2%
  • Physical Therapy: 3%
  • Radio and Television: 3%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • London Center
  • Los Angeles program
  • Student-designed major
  • Washington semester program
Best Places to Study
  • Library, top floor
  • Outside on the grass when the weather is nice
  • The Pub or one of the lounges in the Campus Center
Tips to Succeed
  • Ask around about your professors before you register for your classes.
  • Check your email frequently.
  • Come to campus with an open mind.
  • Do your reading.
  • Don't be afraid to approach your professors and ask for help.
  • Don't be afraid to speak your mind.
  • Don't take classes that, instead of listing a professor as teaching it, are listed as being taught by "staff." This is often taught by a first-semester professor or a professor who already has a heavy course load.
  • Get involved with the many organizations on campus.
  • Stay informed of campus happenings by reading the school paper, the Ithacan, and watching the school's television station, ICTV.
  • Utilize the services the campus provides, such as the Writing Center and Career Services.
Did You Know?
Ithaca was founded in 1892 as the Ithaca Conservatory of Music and was located in downtown Ithaca until the 1960s.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 53 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 12 responses

  • 28% Robert Iger - chairman/CEO, The Walt Disney Company
  • 15% David Boreanaz - actor
  • 12% Rod Serling - creator of "The Twilight Zone"
  • 12% David Muir - ABC news anchor
  • 12% Andrew Daly - actor
  • 10% Jessica Savitch - first female network anchor
  • 8% Chris Regan - Emmy Award-winning writer
  • 2% Allan Loeb - screenwriter
  • 0% Robert Marella (aka Gorilla Monsoon) - WWE wrestler

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 56 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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