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How Well Is Ithaca College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Ithaca College was awarded 42 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is communication and journalism.

Overall Quality

Ithaca is ranked #156 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 132 colleges in New York, Ithaca is ranked at #17.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Ithaca?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Ithaca College is 71%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Ithaca is a good fit for you.

Learn more about Ithaca College admissions.

Ithaca College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Ithaca, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Ithaca College is 74%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  74 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Ithaca College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Ithaca College has a freshmen retention rate of 83%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Ithaca for first-time, full-time students is 69%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  69 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Ithaca

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,852 undergraduates at Ithaca with 5,739 being full-time and 113 being part-time.

Ithaca Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 85.65 out of 100, Ithaca is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  85.65 out of 100
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How Much Does Ithaca College Cost?

The overall average net price of Ithaca is $33,164. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Ithaca

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,958 $25,844 $30,074 $32,729 $39,801

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Ithaca, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Ithaca, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $5,956 a year. That adds up to $23,824 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ithaca is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Ithaca Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Ithaca make around $52,300 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Ithaca students since it is 31% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Ithaca College make the most money.

Location of Ithaca College

Ithaca College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Ithaca, New York. The suburban atmosphere of Ithaca makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of Ithaca College

Contact details for Ithaca are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850-7002
Phone: 607-274-3011

Ithaca College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 50 majors graduated from Ithaca College. Of these students, 1,501 received undergraduate degrees and 257 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 185 $31,500
Public Relations & Advertising 163 $38,100
Business Administration & Management 148 $42,200
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 139 NA
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 97 $25,800
Drama & Theater Arts 73 $22,400
Music 59 $23,700
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 58 $28,200
Teacher Education Subject Specific 42 $42,400
General Psychology 42 $27,400

Learn more about the majors offered at Ithaca College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Ithaca

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 774 students took at least one online class at Ithaca College. This is an increase from the 693 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 774 6
2016-2017 693 1
2015-2016 463 3
2014-2015 283 2
2013-2014 236 5

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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