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1 College Freshman

Athletics: Nobody cares about sports here

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty of places in collegetown to eat at, and most deliver.

2 College Freshman

Administration: The campus police will generally bust parties in dorms or on campus apartments, but I've never seen anyone get in really serious trouble for it.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: A lot of people have problems getting financial aid. If you were a good student in high school and are just looking for a bit of money to help offset the cost, you should be fine, but otherwise the school can be sort of unreasonable.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you are coming to college with the intention of partying, this is the place for you. If you aren't, well.. good luck.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is too expensive and the lottery system is notoriously bad. Every dorm and every floor within dorms have different closets and layouts, so you'll want to try to look at a few different buildings and floors before housing selection.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: You have nothing to worry about as far as safety goes. This is a very safe campus.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The weather is awful and takes a toll on you. Definitely consider the weather when applying and come when it's cold and/or snowing just to get a taste of how bad it is and then imagine that everyday for 4 months. Also, if you're not an upperclass rich white kid, you're gonna feel out of place.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Good range of classes and electives. interesting courses with professors that are excited about what they are teaching. At least 1 outstanding class per semester

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Physical Therapy program sets students up for internships around the countries and then jobs after college.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There's no official frats at IC so there's a couple underground frats so it's not a big part of campus. They're pretty accepting of people wanting to join. A lot of people join Cornell frats because they're actual frats.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The facilities are really nice but the main way we support the sports teams is by going to the parties they have.

3 College Freshman

Administration: People coming back from parties on the weekends are pretty loud and most of the time they don't get noise violations. Drug and alcohol violations usually just get you a slap on the wrist and are only dealt with the school.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Students receive a decent amount of financial aid, but it's definitely not enough to cover even close to the tuition/room and board

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Circles try their best but parties get busted pretty fast and arn't worth it. Sports houses are overcrowded and not worth the effort. To find any good party you have to go to Cornell and risk being denied because your from Ithaca.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Not enough variety of food to support my emotional and physical needs.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are your typical jocks and cheerleaders, nerds and musicians, and artists. There is a lot of diversity throughout the campus and many unique people to meet.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I enjoy apartment parties, which generally don't get out of hand.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: There aren't that many chapters here and many don't even know we have some of them.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Ithaca has more restaurants per capita than NYC. There are many options for meals, everyone will get their way.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: The gorges are amazing and always a great spot to bring visitors. Once the commons are done renovating it'll be beautiful.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: I feel incredibly safe at this campus. I never worry when I am walking around late at night. Of course I keep my wits about me, but the school is comforting.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am happy with the choice I made and am confident that I will be successful after college.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I enjoy going to the gym a few times a week and I enjoy it.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like the Towers, they allow for you to get to know the freshman.

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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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