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Ithaca College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Ithaca College

Ithaca College

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Ithaca College Description:

Since its founding in 1892, Ithaca College has made a name for itself through its music and communications programs. The college has an enviable location in Ithaca, New York, overlooking Cornell University and Cayuga Lake. The area is known for its wineries, dramatic gorges and stunning fall foliage. Students will find a wide range of majors through Ithaca's broad curriculum and five schools. The school can boast of many high profile alums in broadcasting and music. On the athletic front, the Ithaca College Bombers compete in the NCAA Division III Empire 8 Athletic Conference. The college fields eleven men's and thirteen women's intercollegiate sports.

Explore the campus further in these photo tours:

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,759 (6,281 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $38,400
  • Books: $1,458 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,900
  • Other Expenses: $1,829
  • Total Cost: $55,587

Ithaca College Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 92%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 88%
    • Loans: 71%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,750
    • Loans: $5,876

Scholarships for Ithaca College (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Business Administration, Cinematography and Video Production, Creative Writing, Digital Communication and Media, Journalism, Music Performance, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Radio and Television

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 69%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 76%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Ithaca College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.ithaca.edu/about/mission.php

"To provide a foundation for a lifetime of learning, Ithaca College is dedicated to fostering intellectual growth, aesthetic appreciation, and character development in our students. The Ithaca College community thrives on the principles that knowledge is acquired through discipline, competence is established when knowledge is tempered by experience, and character is developed when competence is exercised for the benefit of others.

A comprehensive college that since its founding has recognized the value of combining theory and performance, Ithaca provides a rigorous education blending liberal arts and professional programs of study. Our teaching and scholarship are motivated by the need to be informed by, and to contribute to, the world's scientific and humanistic enterprises. Learning at Ithaca extends beyond the classroom to encompass a broad range of residential, professional, and extracurricular opportunities. Our undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni all contribute to the learning process.

Ithaca College is committed to attracting a diverse body of students, faculty, and staff. All members of the College community are encouraged to achieve excellence in their chosen fields and to share the responsibilities of citizenship and service in the global community."

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