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Ithaca College is a moderately sized, private college located in the town of Ithaca in upstate New York. The school is home to over 6,100 undergraduate students, and approximately 235 graduate and part time students. The college is perhaps best known for providing its students with a terrific, well-rounded liberal arts education with a focus on preprofessional studies. The school also has an amazing music school that houses a great musical theater program as well. Ithaca College has terrific research facilities as well, and students get plenty of hands-on experience in the lab. The college offers its students a wide range of majors, including B.A., B.S., B.F.A., and B.M.; some of the most popular choices include music, business administration, television and radio, physical therapy, and cinema and photography.
Admission to Ithaca College is quite competitive, and the music school requires auditions from all applicants. Last year, over 11,000 students applied for admission to the school, and approximately 6,760 of those students were accepted; of those, 1,585 matriculated. The admitted students had an average combined SAT score ranging from 1090 to 1280, and an average comprehensive ACT score ranging from 26-32. Additionally, over 72% of those admitted were ranked in the top 25% of their high school graduating class with an average high school GPA of about 3.6.
Ithaca College has a very manageable 12:1 student to faculty ratio, and students are generally quite happy with the accessibility of their professors, and say that they are always happy to help students out. Students do complain that they feel a lot of unhealthy competition with other students, but it doesn't seem to really get in the way with their studies.
The Social Scene
The town of Ithaca is quite small, and it may not be the most exciting of towns; however, with several other colleges nearby, the town has recently begun to embrace its undeniable status as a college town. The campus itself is quite nice, and was totally moved and rebuilt in 1960, so the buildings are relatively new and kept up to date, and the campus boasts an awesome student athletic facility so students can keep in shape 24-7.
The has a very small amount of fraternities and sororities, and they don't really have much influence over campus life. They do throw some occasional parties; however, they aren't really terrifically popular with students. The majority of the population is involved in one or more of the college's impressive 140 student-run clubs and organizations, from the Trombone Troupe to a student-run radio and television station.
The dating scene is pretty vibrant; we hear there are attractive guys and gals for every taste and orientation. And hey, what's more romantic than a long evening of cow-tipping.
“The research opportunities offered here are amazing, and you get an incredible chance to be a part of some important projects.”
“It's nice to work in conjunction with Cornell students. The networking possibilities are endless.”
“Sports here are actually great, and the games really bring the whole college together for a couple of hours.”
“There can be a lot of unhealthy competition here, and it gets really stressful.”
“There is a lot of red tape within the administration. There isn't a lot of flexibility.”
“A lot of the introductory classes are really stupid, and its just a lot of review.”
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