Ithaca College, founded in 1892, is a private college grounded in the liberal arts tradition but rich in its range of contemporary programs. Programs are offered through the Schools of Business; Communications; Health Sciences and Human Performance; Humanities and Sciences; and Music. Ithaca boasts nationally recognized programs in music, physical therapy, communications, natural sciences and research-oriented psychology. The curriculum blends liberal and professional studies, offering multi- and inter-disciplinary opportunities. Small class sizes and an experiential hands-on approach to learning reflect the college's roots as a music conservatory. Skillful, sensitive teaching and an emphasis on personal contact with students characterize the faculty, who regularly engage undergraduates in their scholarly research. Its 757-acre campus is located in Ithaca, 50 miles south of Syracuse.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
4,818
Undergraduates
2,159
Men - 44.8%
2,660
Women - 55.2%
397
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
78% of 13,445 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
628 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
644 average
600-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$66,085
Tuition and Fees
$48,126
Room and Board
$15,934
Average Percent of Need Met
88%
Average Freshman Award
$41,332
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$38,459
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
428
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
18%
10-19
43%
20-29
26%
30-39
8%
40-49
2%
50-99
3%
Over 100
0%
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Ithaca Population
19,345
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Syracuse
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
76% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bombers
Sororities
0% of women participate
Fraternities
0% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
3.8%
Black/African-American
5.8%
Hispanic/Latino
10.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
73.8%
Unknown
1.7%
International Students
2.3% from 46 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
71.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
28%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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