3.5 out of 5 Stars
The general requirements are very appropriate, the major requirements include a lot of different options, classes are generally very small and application based, professors are generally very open and available, grade are generally fair, there's a number of notable faculty and the opportunities to go abroad are incredible. The work load is average, not a lot of busy work and a lot of projects.Quality of Life
Everything is great, housing is amazing with a ton of options, facilities are pretty good, our campus and library are beautiful, the are multiple dining halls and a lot of people are generally happy.Admissions
They require an essay and use rolling admissions, their financial aid process is simplistic and there aren't any interviews required. The communications school that I'm in has a lot of scholarship opportunitiesLevel
class sizes are small, average 17. Professors are AMAZING! Very approachable and helpful, they really take an interest in their students. Classes are challenging but by the end you appreciate it.Quality of Life
Most people stay on campus all four years, I like that. And the food, while a little pricey, is not bad. The library is right in the middle of campus and the fitness center membership is free which is great. I feel very safe of campus.Admissions
Essays, early decision/early action and rolling admissions, accepts common app.Level
We don't have a list of core classes every student must take [the only exception to that being Academic Writing 1 or equivalent]. Instead, each program has a number of requirements you must meet - social sciences, liberal arts, humanities, etc. From that, you can tailor you experience to classes you enjoy.
Each student has an academic advisor in their major that can answer any and all questions. Average class size is 17 with a student/faculty ratio of 12:1. Professors are always readily available and willing to help out! So much hands on experience.
30% of students study abroad as compared to national avg of 3%Quality of Life
it's expensive but totally worth every penny!!!! The food's not that bad - esp considering how much there is to choose from. Over 385,000 books in the library with approx 40,000 more available through online databases. They have pretty much everything you'll ever need. Everyone's amazing - super friendly and very considerate. Really safe - have never felt uncomfortable in my 4 years on campus.Admissions
I applied to Ithaca early decision as dual music education, vocal performance. I had to complete the common app, the Ithaca supplement, and go through the audition process for the School of Music. I didn't apply for FAFSA because I knew that I wouldn't qualify, however, I did receive several merit-based scholarships.Level
all of the above. ithaca is great! you have to take gen eds but you also take really intensive, specialized courses in your majorQuality of Life
ithaca is wonderful!Admissions
common application with supplement- had to apply directly to the communications school because it is more competitiveLevel
Only required class for all majors is Academic Writing. Otherwise differs from school to school and major to major. All students get academic advisors in their major. Full-time faculty of about 450, part-time faculty of about 250. Average class size of 17, student to faculty ratio 12 to 1. Total student population of about 6,800, with about 400 of those are graduate students. I've always found professors very accessible. Very focused on undergraduate work/internships/research. Three IC programs in other locations: London, LA, and DC. Many affiliate study abroad programs.Quality of Life
Many housing options - 11 quads, 2 13-story towers, 13 terraces, 1 suite-style complex, and two apartment complexes. 1 4-story library with over 380,000 volumes. 3 dining halls on campus, two convenience stores, multiple additional dining carts/options. Small town atmosphere. Ithaca is about 27,000 people strong. Lots of interaction downtown, with restaurants and bars, small shops, movie and play theaters.Admissions
Common app with a supplement where the student identifies their particular major of interest and additional essays. No interview required. They offer now early decision, though they did not when I applied. There is rolling admission. Lots of scholarship opportunities, don't know all of them. They include President's Scholar Award (merit-based), Dean's awards (merit-based), Park Scholar Award (full ride for communications students, merit and application based), Martin Luther King Scholar award, ALANA scholarship, Leadership award, and others.Level
The best thing about Ithaca is you start with the core classes right away. I've heard stories from friends at other schools who don't take major classes until second semester sophmore year or even junior year. When they final get to take major classes they realize that they dont' like their major. When they switch they are behind.
The Communication School at Ithaca doesn't require the same core classes as the other schools. It was great because I really got to do the things I was interested in. My classes sizes were generally small, my professors were knowledgable and the classes were interesting. Plus I got to study abroad.Quality of Life
Ithaca is a great place to live. Once you get used to the snow and the hills there is nothing to complain about. The dorms and academic buildings are close to one another which makes it easy to get to class or visit friends. Freshman are housed in a similar area making it easy to meet other new people.
I felt safe and happy in Ithaca. The food was decent for college food. The on-campus housing for upperclassman is excellent with big clean space and nice kitchens. I loved living on campus and only moved out so that I could live with a friend of the opposite sex.Admissions
I thought the admissions process was easy though it was a while since I applied for College. I believe they used the Common ApplicationGraduation Year
For my major I cannot say enough. The writing department is comprised of some of the brightest and most driven professors anyone could ask for. They are fantastic and give you feedback and challanges that professors at other Universities would never consider or take to time to do. I also have studied abroad, in London, which will most likely be one of the greatest experiences of my life.Quality of Life
The first year was hard but i love everthing about the community now!Admissions
The application Process was unique, they took the common app and had an additional suppliment special to Ithaca College. Interviews were optional and early decision and action were available.Level
Academics fluctuate dramatically at Ithaca. Some classes are incredibly challenging, engaging, and rewarding, others are lackluster and offer little to students. During my time at IC I have become more impressed and satisfied with the academics as I entered the upper-level courses where the professors are better, they demand more of students, and the content is more specialized.
The professors in general are great. They are all very accessible and excited to engage with students that are interested in their subjects. Most students find themselves establishing close relationships with at least one faculty member or two during their time here.
How much students receive in terms of academics at Ithaca is directly correlated to how much they put into school. It would be pretty easy to go through the motions at Ithaca without being challenged, yet at the same time the opportunities for learning and intellectual inquiry are abundant here if you seek them.Quality of Life
Life on Ithaca College campus is awesome. Great people, always something to do, never any concerns. I'm sure you could find small things to complain about if you tried, but everything is great.Admissions
Things have changed so much since I applied. I can't remember my application and it wouldn't be applicable anyway.Level
Broad general requirements with plenty of options so you can find something that fits you best. Options within majors to concentrate in many interesting areasQuality of Life
first year housing program was fantastic, great sense of community within studentsAdmissions
common app with additional sectionLevel