Recent Accolades

Every year, Ithaca College and the City of Ithaca are included in assorted lists and "best-of" pieces from various publications and outlets. We're proud this outside recognition helps highlight IC as one of the best colleges in New York state.
Best University in the North

U.S. News & World Report thinks quite highly of us. We’ve been in the top 15 of their regional university rankings for 26 years straight.

No. 2
Trans-Supportive College/University

Advocate's list of institutions of learning that let students be themselves.

Best Business School in New York

Bloomberg Businessweek named us a top school in New York state in 2016 based on a survey of our graduates and company recruiters.

The College

Guide to Green Colleges (The Princeton Review, October 2019)

Top Producer of Faculty and Student Fulbright Awards (U.S. Department of State/Chronicle of Higher Education, February 2018)

Outstanding Plant-based Dining Services Menu Options (Humane Society of the United States, January 2018)

No. 2 Trans-Supportive Colleges and Universities (Advocate, November 2017)

No. 8 Best College in the North region; No.13 for Best Value (U.S. News & World Report, September 2017)

Top 25 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities (Campus Pride, August 2017)

Top Producer of Fulbright Award-Winners (U.S. Department of State/Chronicle of Higher Education, February 2017)

No. 13 for Student Engagement (The Wall Street Journal / Time Higher Education, November 2016)

No. 8 Top Colleges with Killer Music Scene (College Magazine, July 2016)

2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll (Corporation for National and Community Service, November 2016)

Top School for Bold, Entrepreneurial Students (DegreeMatch.org, March 2016)

Top 50 in Value Based on Graduate Earnings (The Economist, 2015)

Top 25 Healthiest Colleges (Greatist.com, August 2015)

Top Environmentally Responsible College or University (Princeton Review's "Guide to 353 Green Colleges" 2015 edition)

Top 10 Gluten-Free Schools (Udi's Gluten-Free Foods, August 2013)

Our Schools

Best Film Schools in 2018 (Variety, April 2018)

Best Overall College Newspaper-The Ithacan (New York Press Association, April 2018)

Best Undergraduate Business Programs of 2017 (Poets & Quants for Undergrads, December 2017)

Pacemaker Hall of Fame-The Ithacan (Associated Collegiate Press, November 2017)

Top 10 School for Musical Theatre (Backstage, October 2017)

No. 18 of 25 Top Film Schools (Hollywood Reporter, August 2017)

No. 3 Best Student Newspaper; No. 3 Best Theatre Program; No. 6 Best College Radio Station (Princeton Review, 2017)

Signature Station Award - ICTV (Broadcast Education Association, April 2017)

Top 100 Undergraduate Business Schools (Bloomberg Businessweek, April 2016)

Best 295 Business Schools (Princeton Review, 2015)

No. 3 Top Music Education Programs (Music School Central, August 2015)

Top 40 Showbiz Programs (Variety magazine, April 28, 2015 issue)

The Ithaca Area

The Best U.S. Places to Live Car-Free (CityLab, September 2019)

Top 100 Best Places to Live (Livability.com, March 2018)

Top Emerging Nature Destination in the U.S. (Luxury Travel Guide, 2017)

No. 1 College Town (Livability.com, 2019)

Best College Town in America (American Institute for Economic Research's College Destination Index, 2014-15)