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Here, Progress Never Stops

Founded in 1892 by a violinist with a big vision, IC is a learning environment all about transformation — the moments when you find meaning, purpose, and people.

So Many Paths Forward

Ithaca College attracts the curious and the creative — humanitarians and contrarians ready to be challenged — students who are ready to grow, question the status quo, and feel their impact. At IC, a midsized, nationally ranked university, students and alumni chart brave new paths toward Pulitzers and concertos, Broadway and Hollywood, the Sierra Club, Washington and Wall Street. At IC, you find opportunities for personalized attention in every academic program. The IC experience continues after graduation as alumni become part of a growing network of professionals — mentors and experts around the world who take active roles in helping students succeed.

A "Gorges" and Global Destination

Picture yourself pushing academic boundaries and collaborating with new friends near 150 majestic waterfalls in the Finger Lakes region of New York State — surrounded by a student-fueled college town. Ithaca College sits on South Hill overlooking the heart of Ithaca, New York, a thriving city full of art, culture, and festivals. Ranked as the best college town in the United States — Ithaca hosts tech startups, a “killer music scene,” Broadway-caliber theatre, and world-class restaurants along with alumni-owned ice cream shops. In addition to the main campus, IC has satellite programs in Los Angeles and London.

Heroic Leading, Heroic Learning

At IC, our faculty and staff are dedicated to student education and growth. As thought leaders moving their fields forward, IC faculty not only mentor students but also continue to learn and develop as professionals who care about using their knowledge and expertise to make a difference in the world. 

Theory, Practice, and Performance

Since its founding, Ithaca College has recognized the profound impact of combining academic theory with hands-on practice and a distinctive integration of performance. Ithaca College offers 90 majors from five industry-leading schools. With IC’s expert faculty and first-rate facilities that you’d usually find at a larger institution, students benefit from small class sizes, personal mentorship, collaborative partnerships, and professional guidance.

Athletics and Bomber Spirit

IC's NCAA Division III athletics program, with 27 competitive sports teams, reflects the intense drive, professionalism, and spirit of contribution and support that is alive throughout the entire IC community. 

Progress Brings Us Together

Ithaca College connects academics, entrepreneurs, artists, and innovators alike, developing strategic partnerships, pioneering incredible collaborations, and working in maker spaces and incubators across disciplines and communities worldwide.