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Study at 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 Course Topics. 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.

Profile of Ithaca College

Ithaca is found in Ithaca, NY. Ithaca is a small suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at Ithaca.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Ithaca is known for its programs in music, media, drama and performing arts, photography and commercial art, therapy and counseling, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Ithaca Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 530. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 540 and 630. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.

Faculty

Ithaca maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Ithaca is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

Students numbered 6,660 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Ithaca. The school has a residential or campus feel. Ithaca offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Division III Independents and Empire Eight.

Ithaca Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Therapy and Counseling275physical therapy, psychology, organizational psychology
Media269 radio and television, communication and journalism, organizational communications, journalism, communication studies, recording arts tech, mass communication
Liberal Arts240 creative writing, sociology, English, political science, history, diversity studies, anthropology, speech and rhetoric, . . .
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy184 exercise science, health and fitness, occupational therapy, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer, parks and recreation studies, health and physical education, recreational therapy
Business and Management162business management, accounting
Education and Teaching111 music teaching, education of speech impaired, physical education teaching, social studies teaching, Spanish teaching, health teaching, English teaching, math teaching, . . .
Music85music performance, various music studies, music, music theory and composition, jazz, conducting, music pedagogy
Photography and Commercial Art77film and photography
Drama and Performing Arts68drama, acting, theatre design, theatre arts management, stagecraft
Science52 biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Medical Support and Technology47audiology and speech pathology, health service and sciences, speech pathology
Fine Arts19art history and criticism, fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering16computer and info science
Mathematics16mathematics, mathematics and computer science, mathematics and statistics
Conservation and Resource Management13environmental studies, environmental science
Religion and Philosophy 11philosophy, philosophy and religious studies
Art Studies8art studies
Medicine 7public health courses, gerontology
Medical Adminstration3public health education, medical records admin, health care facilities management
Law2 legal studies

Contact: Ithaca

Ithaca College

953 Danby Rd

Ithaca, NY 14850-7188

General Phone: (607) 274-3011

http://www.ithaca.edu

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