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Ithaca College

Ithaca College



Ithaca, New York

Closest International Airports

New York City


US News Rank #9 in Regional Universities North

Undergraduate Body


Annual Tuition Fees

USD 46610

Annual Living Cost

USD 19500

Popular Majors

Business, Film/Communications, Natural Sciences, Music, Health Sciences

Admissions Officer

Ms. Bridget O'Connor

Next Genius Scholars on Campus


Ithaca College, founded in 1892, is a nationally recognized, private, residential college of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 400 graduate students from 49 U.S states and territories and 40 countries. Ithaca’s academic programs in business, communications, health sciences and human performance, humanities and sciences, and music have earned reputations for excellence. Knowledge is a powerful thing, and it’s even better when it gets translated into action. With an average class size of 17, students learn from faculty who are accomplished scholars and passionate teachers.

Student-faculty collaboration is a hallmark of an Ithaca education, as students work side-by-side with their professors on everything from science research to music performances—experiences that make employers and graduate schools take notice.

Outside the classroom, there is a world of opportunity—literally. Study abroad in more than 50 countries on six continents. Participate in internships with film studios, congressional offices, health clinics, investment firms, or other organizations that match academic and extracurricular interests.

Ithaca’s campus community is small enough to be a close-knit community, but large enough to offer many exciting ways to get involved. Hundreds of concerts and recitals, dozens of theatre performances, and countless visits by noteworthy and newsworthy guests fill the events calendar. We have 27 NCAA Division III sports teams and 40 intramural and club sports. More than 200 student organizations provide opportunities to develop talents, hone leadership skills, and connect with like-minded classmates.

Ithaca College overlooks the city of Ithaca—an eclectic town of 47,000 known for its creative atmosphere, its abundance of outdoor opportunities, and its consistent presence on best-college-town and most-livable-city lists. The city of Ithaca is a thriving, culturally diverse community that combines small-town warmth and charm with big-city arts and entertainment. Home to both Ithaca College and Cornell University, the area attracts visitors, students, artists, and scholars from around the globe. You’ll discover that Ithaca can be a special home away from home, offering city sophistication and advantages surrounded by natural beauty.

Application Requirements
Submit all components of your application before the deadline. Check the application requirements page (link below) to ensure you have completed all the components of your college application. 
Application Deadline: 
January 1, 2024

  • Submit Your College Application/Common App
  • Transcripts/Marksheets: Submit your 9th to 11th grade transcripts (marksheets) and your latest 12th grade marksheet
  • Letter of Recommendations

Counselor Recommendation Required

  • English Proficiency Scores

Duolingo English Test, TOEFL or IELTS accepted. Check the international application requirements page on the College Website to see if you are eligible for English Proficiency Test Waiver

  • Test Score Policy


  • Financial Documents

After submitting your application, you can log into your Ithaca College IC Connect portal.  From the IC Connect main page, select the Financial Aid tab to see the link to the Ithaca College Financial Aid Application form.

  • Application Requirements Link

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