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Ithaca College Admission Requirements

Ithaca, New York

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Your chances of getting into Ithaca College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Ithaca College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Ithaca College is 78%.  Its admission rate is the 101st lowest in New York.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Ithaca College and can you get accepted?

Ithaca College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 10,451 out of the 13,445 who applied were admitted.

Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Check if you have the grades and scores to get into Ithaca College and calculate your admission chance.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Ithaca College you should:

  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Ithaca College.

Ithaca College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Ithaca College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Ithaca College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
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Ithaca College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Ithaca College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Ithaca College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Ithaca College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Ithaca College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

54.6% of Ithaca College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Ithaca College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 23.4%
Top 25% of class 54.6%
Top 50% of class 87%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Ithaca College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,849 5,596 13,445
Accepted 6,008 4,443 10,451
Acceptance Rate 77% 79% 78%
Enrolled 619 547 1,166
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 12% 11%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Feb 1, 2023

Days left to Apply


The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Ithaca College is $60.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ithaca College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Ithaca College Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Ithaca College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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Students applying to Ithaca College often consider these colleges

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


What is my chance of getting into Ithaca College?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to Ithaca College. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.