Ithaca College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (9)
Ithaca, first of all, is in a beautiful location with an amazing college town. When I was there, we joked the small city was its own socialist democratic republic - it was an extremely liberal pocket of the mostly conservative farm country around it. It share's its town with Cornell University, so there were plenty of young people around and many jobs for students and young grads who stayed in the city after graduation. I was a Writing Major, and Ithaca was an amazing place to study that. I had excellent instructors, and excellent support from my peers, professors, advisors, and the school's writing center. The on campus housing is pretty standard, and the Circle Apartments, while expensive, were excellent accomadations as a Junior and Senior who wanted to be more independent. The college had a great study abroad program to London and the Honors program, for high achieving students, gave me a minor right off the bat, and excellent training in critical and creative thinking. It had a variety of clubs, great student culture, and tons of nerds (Humans Vs. Zombie LARPing and the Quidditch Team were both big clubs I was involved with) Ithaca was subparly managed by the administration while I was there: It was not good at listening to the needs of current students (built a pretty useless sports complex for a rich guy when it could have updated facilities students could actually use) and it was not very cooperative when criticisms were raised about its treatment of the BLM movement and of its handling of sexual assault on campus. That said, it has a new President as of 2016/17, so I expect improvements to come with the new administration.
My experiences at Ithaca College were life changing and eye opening. I not only learned my studies, but also about an entire population of people striving who strive to be kinder and better the world. I made more connections through internships and work study experiences than ever imagined. Although I am now going to graduate school for Occupational Therapy instead of psychology, I wouldn't change my experiences at Ithaca that made me a more well rounded person for anything. I would recommend this college to others who wished to be involved in a community that strives for higher level learning.
Ithaca College is a good school to go to if you are looking for small classes, Individualized attention from your professors, and lets you join different clubs that suit whatever your interests are.
I had a great time. I felt that the teachers were pretty good for the most part, and they seemed to care about the students and helping them succeed.
I enjoyed the experience at Ithaca but I believe the value to be overpriced.
I learned a ton in college - not just in class but in the experience. It really shaped me as a person and helped me hone many skills. It taught me a ton about time management, dealing with many different kinds of people, prioritizing my time and energy, and managing stress. I also met the people who became my best friends.
Small but good. Really involved classes and teachers. Will likely see same people over and over. Hope you like cold weather
Ithaca College is a small (roughly 6,000 undergraduates) liberal arts college located in Ithaca, NY. It has been voted the top college town in the US in 2015 and in years past. IC started as a music conservatory and its School of Music is among the top in the nation. IC's Roy H Park School of Business, Roy H Park School of Communications, and the School of Health Sciences are also excellent. Culture and Communication was formerly housed in the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies. When the DIIS was dissolved without a formal review, Culture and Communication along with other majors were moved into the School of Humanities and Sciences. I cannot speak to the Culture and Communication major offered today, as I was "grandfathered" in under the DIIS requirements, but I thoroughly enjoyed and continue to find value in the major I chose as an undergraduate. As a Culture and Communication major I concentrated in International and Intercultural Communications, and was able to choose from a variety of excellent courses in Anthropology, Politics, Comparative Race studies housed in the Center for the Study of Culture Race and Ethnicity, Writing, and Communications (both speech and mass media) disciplines. My time spent at IC both in and outside of the classroom made me the critical thinker that I am today and gave me a sense of agency to make my mark for positive change in the world, which I have not yet lost.
I graduated with a BA Sociology and a minor in Counseling. I transferred to Ithaca College my Sophomore year and the Professors were more than helpful. I also changed my major a few times and finally found the right fit for me in the Sociology department. There were a wide range of Professors and classes that allowed for me to make the major my own. If I was to go back I wish that I would have chosen my major sooner at the same time I was able to take a lot of classes that helped lead me to make my decision.