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
I really liked almost all of my professors! They are all extremely encouraging and open minded. Much of the in class work is discussion with peers moderated by the professors. The extremely progressive campus makes discussions like this very open and inviting, especially around sensitive topics that wouldnt be discussed at more conservative colleges.
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago
Your college experience depends on what you put into it. If you just sit in your room and wait for opportunities to come to you, then you will end up wanting to transfer. However, if you make an effort to meet new people, join clubs, and go out on the weekends (if thats what you like to do) then you will end up being surprised at how much you are actually enjoying yourself. I have loved my time here! I play for the club basketball team, joined an unofficial fraternity, run a film production group, and met more people and gained more friends than I could have wished for. The professor are top notch, and you will get from your education as much as you seek to. If you make an effort to connect and communicate with them, then you will have it reciprocated.
  • College Sophomore
  • Dec 7 2015
I've not always had the easiest time here at IC, but I can think of very few experiences here I regret having. No matter what your interests or identities are, there is a community for you here if you look hard enough. The highlight of my time here for the most part involves my experiences with my fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. These guys are the strongest support system a person could ask for, and I've never grown more as a person in my life than I have since I pledged. Aside from that, I've loved participating in theatrical reformable a on campus. It's well known that our fine arts programs are excellent, but what people don't necessarily know is that there are ways to get involved in the arts no matter what your major is, and I feel that's an incredibly important thing to have. Aside from that, I appreciate this community's will to become more informed on social and political issues, so as to make campus a better place for EVERYONE to live. It's been quite the journey, but I'd do it all again in a second.
  • College Senior
  • 4 months ago