Ithaca College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Ithaca College
Ithaca College. Allen Grove

Ithaca College Admissions Overview:

Ithaca is a fairly open school, accepting around 70% of applicants each year. To apply, students need to submit a completed application--through the Common Application system--and should also submit a letter of recommendation, high school transcripts, and (optional) test scores from the SAT or ACT. Students interested in the music school should check out the school's website for more information about that application process.

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Ithaca College Description:

Since its founding in 1892, Ithaca College has made a name for itself through its music and communications programs. The college has an enviable location in Ithaca, New York, overlooking Cornell University and Cayuga Lake. The area is known for its wineries, dramatic gorges and stunning fall foliage. Students will find a wide range of majors through Ithaca's broad curriculum and five schools. The school can boast of many high profile alums in broadcasting and music. On the athletic front, the Ithaca College Bombers compete in the NCAA Division III Empire 8 Athletic Conference. The college fields eleven men's and thirteen women's intercollegiate sports.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,678 (6,221 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

Ithaca College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 93%
    • Loans: 73%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,653
    • Loans: $5,968

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 66%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 75%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming and Diving, Lacrosse, Rowing, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Baseball, Tennis, Wrestling
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Basketball, Swimming and Diving, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Golf, Gymnastics, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Ithaca and the Common Application

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