Ithaca College

Ithaca College

Ithaca College is a private institution of higher education located on the South Hill of Ithaca, New York, United States. It was founded by William Egbert in 1892. The college has been ranked among the top ten master universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report consistently since 1996. The college offers more than 100 degree programs in diverse areas of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Division of Graduate Studies
  • Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies
  • Roy H. Park School of Communications
  • School of Business
  • School of Health Sciences & Human Performance
  • School of Humanities & Sciences
  • School of Music

The Ithacan is the official newspaper of the college. The athletic department fields more than 20 varsity teams. Ithaca is a member of the NCAA's Division III, the Empire Eight Conference, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Bombers.

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Ithaca College
953 Danby Rd
Ithaca , NY 14850
General Phone: (607) 274-3011

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Ithaca Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Media253communication studies, mass communication, journalism, radio and television, digital communications, organizational communications, communication and journalism, recording arts tech
Therapy and Counseling249psychology, organizational psychology, physical therapy
Liberal Arts241German language, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, diversity studies, ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy173parks and recreation studies, health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness, athletic trainer, occupational therapy, recreational therapy
Business and Management159business management, accounting, international business
Education and Teaching122education of speech impaired, secondary teaching, art education, English teaching, health teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, social studies teaching, ...
Photography and Commercial Art91cinematography, film and photography
Music85music, music performance, music theory and composition, conducting, jazz, music pedagogy, various music studies
Science61biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, theoretical and mathematical physics
Drama and Performing Arts59drama, theatre design, acting, theatre arts management, stagecraft
Medical Support and Technology45health service and sciences, speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology
Conservation and Resource Management23environmental studies, environmental science
Mathematics16mathematics, mathematics and statistics, mathematics and computer science
Religion and Philosophy15philosophy, philosophy and religious studies
Computer Science and Engineering13computer and info science
Fine Arts11fine arts, art history and criticism
Art Studies11art studies
Medical Administration10health care facilities management, public health education
Medicine9gerontology, public health courses
Law6legal studies

Number of programs and degrees for Ithaca in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,34087
Master's degree24618
Award of less than 1 academic year22
Doctor's degree - professional practice631
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11

Ithaca Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ithaca had a total enrollment of 6,660 students (6,818 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 3%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 45%
20-21 40%
22-24 10%
25-29 2%
30-34 1%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Ithaca Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 87 %

Ithaca Room and Board (2007)

Ithaca offers campus housing for 4,274 of its 6,818 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Ithaca, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Ithaca Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540640
SAT Math550640
SAT Writing540640
ACT Verbal2229
ACT Math2328
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT34%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Ithaca Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 30,606
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 30,606
Room and board $ 11,162
Room charge $ 5,884
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,278
Books and supplies $ 1,130
Other expenses $ 1,470

Financial Aid:
Ithaca participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 273900)

Ithaca Faculty

Ithaca has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year58$92,47933$89,341
Associate professoracademic year97$73,70765$72,234
Assistant professoracademic year93$55,828105$56,566
Instructoracademic year5$57,30511$49,991
No academic rankacademic year3$61,2172*
All faculty totalacademic year256$70,998216$65,637

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Ithaca Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Division III Independents
Basketball Empire Eight
Baseball Division III Independents
Track Division III Independents

Ithaca Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Education/Teaching Individuals - Speech or Language Impairments
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Speech Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Legal Studies, General

Liberal Arts
Applied Economics
Creative Writing
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Organizational Communication, General
Radio and Television
Recording Arts Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Public Health, Other

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Therapy And Counseling
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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