Ithaca College

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world rank  637

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University Overview

Established in 1892, Ithaca College is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Ithaca (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), New York. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Ithaca College (IC) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Ithaca College (IC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 131 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. IC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym IC
Founded 1892
Motto Commitment to Excellence
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 953 Danby Road
14850-7002 New York
United States
Tel +1 (607) 274 3011
Fax +1 (607) 274 1900

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 953 Danby Road
Ithaca 14850-7002
(607) 274 3124
800 429 4274

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 700-799
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Ithaca College's Library
Ithaca College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 308,116 physical volumes, 34,419 physical media and 150 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Ithaca College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 4,525 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions
  • National Recreation and Park Association
  • Wilderness Education Association
  • American Chemical Society
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • New York State Board of Regents and Commissioner of Education
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • New York State Board of Regents and Commissioner of Education

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association for Higher Education
  • American Council on Education
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Institute of International Education
  • Mid-Atlantic Association of Schools
  • NAFSA Association of International Educators
  • South Central Research Library Council
  • Academy of Management
  • American Marketing Association
  • Financial Management Association
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • American Advertising Federation
  • Associated Collegiate Press
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology
  • Association for Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers
  • Broadcast Education Association
  • College Broadcasters Inc.
  • College Media Advisers
  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association
  • International Association of Business Communicators
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Society of Broadcast Engineers
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • University Film and Video Association
  • American College Health Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • American Therapeutic Recreation Association
  • Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education
  • Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions
  • Council on Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • National Athletic Training Association
  • National Recreation and Park Association
  • New York State Therapeutic Recreation Association
  • Society of Health and Physical Educators
  • Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Association of Teacher Educators
  • International Communication Association
  • National Communication Association
  • New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • New York State Association of Teacher Educators
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association for Music Education
  • New York State School Music Association
  • New York State - Society for Music Teacher Education
  • New York State Association of College Music Programs
  • League of American Orchestras
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

Open Education Global

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