#18 Best Private Colleges in New York

Ithaca College

Ithaca, New York

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Ithaca College overview
Location Ithaca, New York
Online ithaca.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small Suburban
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Ithaca College, established in 1892, is a private institution located in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York, approximately 4 hours northwest of New York City. The college sits on a 670-acre campus that offers a suburban environment and a blend of modern and traditional architecture. Known for its Roy H. Park School of Communications and a robust School of Music, Ithaca provides a well-rounded liberal arts and sciences education with an emphasis on experiential learning. With a moderately selective admissions process, the college attracts a diverse student body seeking a personalized college experience. Ithaca College maintains a residential campus, with a range of housing options including traditional dormitories, suite-style living, and apartment complexes for upperclassmen. While Ithaca is not predominantly recognized for its athletics, it does compete in the NCAA Division III Liberty League across various sports, and its teams are known as the Bombers.

In the most recent statistical year 12,446 prospective students applied, and 9,359 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,311 enrolled in the school.  4,931 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 123 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $48,126 plus fees of $150. Ithaca College is ranked 163 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Ithaca College is rated within the top 27% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very High
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SAT 1203/1380
ACT 28/32

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Feb 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Ithaca College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$850
Other Fees$150
Room and Board $15,934
Budget for Other Expenses$1,175
Total One Year Cost$66,235

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$56,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

74% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Ithaca College students
Subject Percent of Class
Communication 19%
Visual and Performing Arts 17%
Health Professions 14%
Business 12%
Social Sciences 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=191968 IPEDS survey data for Ithaca College.

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