Ithaca College Overview
Ithaca College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Ithaca, New York. The suburban atmosphere of Ithaca makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.
What Is Ithaca College Known For?
- Ithaca has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.
- The student loan default rate at Ithaca is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Ithaca.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 74% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Ithaca bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $52,300 a year. That's about 28% more than their peers at other schools.
- On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Ithaca to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Ithaca College Rankings
Ithaca landed the #138 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #15 out of 149 schools in New York.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Ithaca has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Ithaca.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Ithaca has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Ithaca College?
Contact details for Ithaca are given below.
|Address:||953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850-7002|
How Do I Get Into Ithaca?
You can apply to Ithaca online at: www.ithaca.edu/admission/apply/
Admission Requirements for Ithaca
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Ithaca?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 69%, and the acceptance rate for women is 71%.
Can I Afford Ithaca College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Ithaca, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $5,956 a year. That adds up to $23,824 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Ithaca is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Ithaca College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 414 graduate students at the school.
Of the 5,739 full-time undergraduates at Ithaca, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Ithaca College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||329|
|Hispanic or Latino||533|
New York students aren't the only ones who study at Ithaca College. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 58 countries are represented at Ithaca. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and India.
Online Learning at Ithaca College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Ithaca has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 103rd most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Ithaca
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Ithaca College was 105.8%. This is the #332 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Ithaca regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Ithaca majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Communication & Journalism||13%|
|Public Relations & Advertising||11%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Ithaca ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Ithaca.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Public Relations & Advertising||#2|
|Communication & Journalism||#8|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Ithaca College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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