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
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.
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.
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.
Students numbered 6,660 in 2007 at the school.
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.
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