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Reviews 1746 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: I think the Grab and Go option needs to be re evaluated for its nutritional content. More locations around campus is ok, but I would rather have some of the healthy options that were offered in the Campus Center location, (Bean salads, vegetables, 2 pieces of fruit, etc. These options are no longer available and in their place is a jumbo cookie and a bag of chips. NOT healthy)

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Ithaca has more restaurants per capita than NYC, so there are always affordable options.

1 College Sophomore

Administration: Our administration does not seem to care about the student body. Whenever students bring up a topic that would aid the campus population, they deny any form of direct communication. Our mental health facility was just denied funding, for example, and when the student body petitioned the administration, they responded through an article in the school newspaper as opposed to talking directly with the students about the problem. This has been the case on a variety of issues.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's okay. I don't go out too often, and parties aren't widely advertised.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Our tuition is rising, but the number and value of scholarships is not. This causes a disconnect and it's harder and harder to pay tuition.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There need to be more vegetarian options, especially during religious seasons where people cannot eat meat.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are definitely things that can be changed with our on campus housing, including cleanliness of the bathrooms.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: GrubHub is my life. I feel as if I have Sarah's Pita Place and Papa John's on speed dial. They deliver quickly and are always respectful.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I've had a bad experience with one of the public safety officers after a racial incident. But I feel they are very lenient on drug use, but stricter on actual crimes. There is a few incidents of arson these days...

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I'm an HEOP student and I got financial aid for days. The trick is to be persistent about scholarships and hope your grades and your income is enough to get you in full ride/mostly full ride.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Yeah, it's pretty bad. The only thing Towers has going for it is Late Night, which is usually always a disappointment unless you like routine, but they have good pasta sometimes. Our bonus bucks are usually killed because everything on Campus is way overpriced, but the students feel literally anything is better than the mush we get served in the dining halls.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It depends on where you are on campus, but the dorms can be either really small, or ridiculously spacious. Mine is a broom closet compared to other rooms. But it's fine, I got a good roommate and the laundry room is always available, and its really close to the one building I need for my classes.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: While off-campus housing is very cheap, it is very hard to find. The college does nothing to help with this. You must hunt on Craigslist for weeks to find a good place to live. Parking is basically non-existent.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Ithaca is known for its amazing restaurants. The Commons are only a short drive or walk from campus, and there are tons and tons of options. Organic and vegetarian restaurants are everywhere. Restaurants of all kinds line the streets of downtown.

3 College Junior

Administration: They are strict about anything having to do with money. This includes parking, CAPS counseling, and course materials.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: The party scene is almost non-existent when you are an underclassman. However, once junior year starts, there are tons of parties. If you are a freshman or sophomore, you usually have to have a junior or senior connection to go to parties. The bar life is a blast, being in walking distance to campus.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: This school is outrageously expensive to attend, and the tuition increases every year. They give barely any financial aid to the students. Some aren't able to attend for more than a few semesters.

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2 College Junior

Campus Food: The meal plan is extremely expensive for horrible quality. Pizza is the only thing that is always available. The choices are unhealthy, and the only fruit offered is cantaloupe and honeydew melon with the occasional grape. We obviously pay less for our Sodexo services than other schools. The lines are long in the dining halls. Having your own kitchen is much more cost effective, but you are forced to have a meal plan if you live in the dorms. The bonus bucks places such as Sandella's are good.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are very small. I lived in East Tower for my freshman year, in a double room. We barely had space for anything. Sophomore year, I lived in Terrace 11. The room was a bit bigger, but still not a lot of room for extra belongings. For my junior year, I currently live in the Garden Apartments. Although they are a bit more costly, it is worth it. They are very spacious, and I have a great view. All three of the communities I lived in were wonderful.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I've hung out at quite a few off-campus spots and, while I enjoyed myself, the apartments and houses were usually kind of dingy. They were usually very close to bus stops and in safe neighborhoods though.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of places are open late, which is great for the long-nights/hard-working student. A personal favorite is Jade Garden, a Chinese food place that delivers till 11pm.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I wish something more would be done about the marijuana usage, and that parking enforcement was less strict so that it was easier to have visitors. Other than that it's pretty decent.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I'm not a huge partier, but on the rare occasion I go it can be quite enjoyable.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I got a hefty amount of aid from the school, which was truly necessary to afford my time here.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: You learn what food options are decent on campus, and it is possible to eat healthy on campus. However, I would enjoy slightly fresher greens to encourage healthier eating.


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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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