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Reviews 1523 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Great place to be. Lots of cool people and chill.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Ithaca is wonderful and has nurtured me as a person and artist far beyond than I expected. The faculty has catered to me specifically and outside of the theater program I have very much enjoyed my general education courses. The town of Ithaca is also lovely, and I have been exposed to some awesome professional opportunities because of my time at IC.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's been great. I've had a rougher start to my freshmen year than most, but with a good support group and people who believed and advocated for me, I'm doing just fine and can't wait for what the future holds.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: It was my top choice for my major

1 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Overpriced, over rated, cold, and too remote.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The environment around my school is beautiful, as it overlooks a lake and an endearing, small city. It's the perfect distance away from my home, the professors are exceptionally skilled, personable and friendly. The classes are small and intimate, which makes for an excellent learning experience, but allows you to come in closer contact with the residents of the school, which is the only downside of my college: the students are flippant and almost unintelligent, which makes it much harder to find friends or even peers with which to study.

10 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love ithaca so much

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I wish i had applied to more schools in general for more choices.

I assume that this is more of a "grass is always greener" outlook rather than my school actually being bad at all.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The weather absolutely sucks for three quarters of the year, there are barely any campus events that involve everyone/are worth attending, and unless you're at the Park or Human Sciences schools you're definitely overpaying for a very average education.

2 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I feel like the school has way too many things going on before you arrive on campus. You have to fill out countless forms, take so many tests, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus but there are a lot of options.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Circles is always promising because it's where most of my friends live, it's close, it's small, it's controlled, and fun. I only go to parties my friends throw or parties their friends throw.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I love eating in Ithaca because you can always find something you want. It's fantastic. Taste of Thai, Diamonds, Moosewood...YAY.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: It is the perfect amount of strictness because we are people and they respect us.

2 College Sophomore


4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It would have been excellent to have more diverse vegan options to eat instead of the usual schedule I followed.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Very comfortable, close, and great environment to live in.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school is amazing and I wouldn't change it for the world.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are extremely approachable, friendly, and interesting. Want to see you succeed. Courses are interesting and easy to succeed in. Class size is perfect to learn!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Offers amazing internships and various study abroad programs that are beneficial, especially for TVR majors.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Lots to offer, great restaurants, beautiful scenery!! Close proximity to the campus is very convenient

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I feel comfortable and as if I fit into the school very well because of my dress/appearance, interests, social life, and relationships.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: feel very safe and they are very protective and helpful.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a huge variety of options and great restaurants.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The variety can sometimes be lacking.

1 person found this useful Report

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When students are asked to evaluate their overall experience at IC, they often look at the lessons they learned both inside and outside of the classroom. Students who go beyond the social aspect of college and get involved end up both gaining the most experience and having the most fun. Many students love IC because of its size. Sometimes, it’s hard to walk anywhere on campus without bumping into someone you know. With such dreadfully cold winters, the academic programs and well-organized student groups are the main reasons students come back every year. Also, the great size allows students to connect with other students in their majors and their professors/advisers, as well. 

Like many things in life, students’ experiences with IC are simply what they make of them. If you sit in your dorm room for four years, you will be miserable. If you experience the life Ithaca has to offer and go outside of your comfort zone, you most likely won’t regret your decision to attend IC. The school’s high retention rate proves this. IC offers a great mix of academics and everything else college life should offer—friends, fun, professional opportunities, active campus life, and a time to learn and grow.

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