Ithaca College: Narrative Description

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100 Job Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850-7020
Tel: (607)274-3011
Free: 800-429-4274
Admissions: (607)274-3124
Fax: (607)274-1900
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1892. Setting: 757-acre small town campus with easy access to Syracuse. Endowment: $118.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $2.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $9500 per student. Total enrollment: 6,337. Faculty: 616 (441 full-time, 175 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 10,401 applied, 67% were admitted. 36% from top 10% of their high school class, 72% from top quarter, 97% from top half. 8 National Merit Scholars, 26 valedictorians. Full-time: 5,966 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 141 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 67 other countries, 52% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 2% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 1% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: communications/communication technologies; visual/performing arts; health professions and related sciences. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Cornell University, Wells College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: audition. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous until 4/15, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $33,394 includes full-time tuition ($23,690) and college room and board ($9704). College room only: $4946. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $790 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 165 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Student Activities Board, African-Latino Society, Residence Hall Association, Community Service Network. Major annual events: major concerts, Winterfest, Leadership Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, patrols by trained security personnel 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. 4,296 college housing spaces available; 4,218 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Ithaca College Library with 376,000 books, 250,100 microform titles, 37,000 serials, 33,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.2 million. 640 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Cornell University.

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