College Planning Guide

Why You're Getting a Best Buy with Ithaca College

Ithaca College offers you six must-have benefits that ensure you get the most for your tuition dollars.

1. IC Students are ready

With plenty of opportunities to get real-world experience, internships, fieldwork, and research, Ithaca College students are ready for life after college — whether it involves making a difference or breaking a news story. 

Check out more "Ready" stories from our students and alumni and learn how IC is preparing students for the future. 

2. Accomplished faculty and a low student-to-faculty ratio
Ithaca's student-faculty ratio is an unusually low 12 to 1. Opportunities abound for hands on learning, personal attention, and student-faculty collaboration, from field research to film projects. 

3. A campus culture that allows you to be known and recognized as an individual
Ithaca's just-right size means you'll get a first-rate education on a first-name basis. You'll join a caring, active, and fully engaged community of talented faculty, staff, and students who'll make an effort to know you -- and your dreams and interests -- from the moment you arrive on campus.

Check out IC Fuse for real stories by real Ithaca students who are not just learning -- but doing -- what they love from day one.

4. A residential, living and learning environment that emphasizes community and personal growth
Over 70% of IC students live on campus, taking advantage of endless opportunities to get involved in clubs and sports, engage in community service, work one-on-one with faculty, participate in campus events, and simply kick back with friends.

5. Dedicated alumni networks and a strong record of alumni success
Ithaca's remarkable alumni networks connect new graduates with professional opportunities. It's no wonder that 97 percent of IC students find jobs or enter graduate school within one year of graduating.

6. Modern facilities on a safe, comfortable, and beautiful campus
Ithaca College offers you complete access to leading-edge learning labs, theaters, studios, and the brand new Athletic and Events Center on one of the safest and most breathtakingly beautiful campuses in the country. If you haven't seen it, make plans to vist today.

Come visit and see for yourself why you're getting a best buy with Ithaca!