Ithaca College Rises in U.S. News and World Report Rankings


Contributed by David Maley

Ithaca College once again has been ranked as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News and World Report. In the 2006 edition of the magazine’s popular college guide, Ithaca ranked in seventh place in the north region among institutions in the "master’s universities" category. That is one place up from last year's position.

The magazine bases its rankings on both subjective -- college presidents, provosts, and deans of admission are surveyed to assess their peers -- and objective information, which weighs a variety of factors that U.S. News and World Report researchers believe are valid measures of academic excellence. The colleges in each category are then judged alongside their peers.

In a separate listing of “great schools at great prices,” Ithaca College moved up three places from last year to rank seventh in providing one of the best higher education values in the north.

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Ithaca College has also been included in The Best 361 Colleges, published by The Princeton Review. For those institutions judged to merit inclusion in the guide, it also ranks the top 20 in a variety of categories involving academics and student life. Ithaca College placed at #3 in the "Great College Radio Station" category and #14 in the "Great College Theatre" category.

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