Ithaca College

1,788 reviews
  1. Ithaca, NY
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C
Ithaca College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Empire Eight
Address
953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
Website

Ithaca College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$33,866/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,302/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,703/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,080/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,703/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,441/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.107 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.105 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.106 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,012Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    55%
  • Unique
    23%
  • You need to be the one to approach them
    9%
  • Inquisitive
    6%
  • Funny and unique
    4%
  • Friendly yet unintelligent
    1%
  • Preppy
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
73%
of students say they don't have Greek life.111 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.159 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • It's a great day to be a Bomber
    43%
  • Ithaca is "Gorges"
    39%
  • Ithaca Cares
    6%
  • Meh
    6%
  • A waste of time, money, and a college experience.
    3%
  • Ithaca is gay
    3%

After Ithaca College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.69 responses

Reviews

1,788 reviews
  • Excellent
    279
  • Very Good
    620
  • Average
    699
  • Poor
    143
  • Terrible
    47
Ithaca College has helped me tremendously in the financial department. I wouldn't have been able to attend this wonderful school if I didn't receive the grants and scholarships from them. With the help from the school, I was able to have amazing experiences, meet memorable people, and learn an immense amount of substantial information pertaining to my major. I suggest getting your FAFSA application done early so it can be processed quickly. Also, check the website before you enroll and check out the scholarships they provide for incoming freshman and transfer students. They will definitely help aid you in your financial process!
  • College Junior
  • Aug 7 2013
Cost was definitely one of the most important factors for me when it came down to choosing a college. Although I initially attended a more expensive university, I ended up transferring to Ithaca College because it was much more affordable for my undergraduate degree. If you have strong grades and extra-curriculars from high school, chances are you'll be eligible for some merit scholarships. On-campus jobs seem to be pretty plentiful, which can help to cover tuition or living expenses. Ithaca College is also quite generous with need-based aid, which covered a large portion of my tuition. Although scholarships didn't cover my entire tuition, they covered a very substantial amount, especially considering the cost of college nowadays. My best piece of advice is to devote some time to searching the school website for scholarship listings and information! There are tons of opportunities to apply for additional scholarships, and it's well worth it to spend some time writing a few scholarship essays. Chances of winning a school scholarship are much better than winning a national scholarship.
  • College Senior
  • Apr 1 2012
I think everyone is awesome! Especially if you're involved with Athletics. I play volleyball and I have made a lot of friends through that connection to volleyball and the athletics program as a whole. A lot of us are friends and support one another at games and such. Overall I think the students that attend Ithaca are pretty attractive and there is definitely a certain style.. LL bean boots, flannels, leggings, and a north face vest is probably one of the most sported outfits here. I'm not complaining though because a lot of what is considered cute and fashionable is also very comfortable.
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 12 2015