Ithaca College

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  • IC's got a lot to offer if you fit the profile.

    Apr 7, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful campus, small classes, good spirited students, standout majors in communications, physical therapy and music.
    Cons: Little diversity, cold weather, lack of scholarly image, too many superficial students.

    Summary: I graduated from Ithaca about fifteen years ago. However, I keep in touch with students and have visited the campus often over the years. Despite my time away from being an Ithaca student, I can accurately give you the good and not so good aspects of ... read more

  • Mixed Feelings

    Feb 12, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Television/Radio program and resources, Park school administration
    Cons: Nearly everything else, especially liberal arts, college administration and financial aid.

    Summary: I have very mixed feeling about Ithaca College. i transferred to this school from another university because of the strong communications program (Park School of Communications). In that, I was not disappointed. In practically every other way, I was. ... read more

  • IC: Not the place for "Alternative Education" types

    Dec 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: some good departments; may be fine for some kids, but not mine!
    Cons: big social scene; students pretty passive academically; too "ordinary" for my daughter

    Summary: I have to register a dissenting voice to add to the mostly positive reviews of Ithaca College here on E-pinions. I see that the school seems to be pretty highly regarded by those who have commented here, but as the parent of a student who is planning to ... read more

  • What?! I want to learn?!

    Jul 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good music dept., tons of live music, great bar scene.
    Cons: Little interest in academics

    Summary: If you want a place with a great bar scene that means more to the students than words like "books" or "study," Ithaca is the place for you. On one hand, I loved my short (one year) stay in Ithaca; I had a great time partying with ... read more

  • IC all the way

    May 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great people, beautiful campus when the weater is nice
    Cons: yucky weather

    Summary: I never thought I would hear myself saying this but I already miss Ithaca College. I am home for summer vacation and I wish I were back there right now. Going to an out of state college was a huge uncertainty to me when I was a senior in high ... read more

  • Ithaca was NOT the place for me

    May 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful Campus
    Cons: Too many hippies!

    Summary: As a student at Ithaca College, I studied Spanish Education. I immediately fell in love with the campus when I was searching for the right college for me. I would have to say that the beautiful landscaping and modern looking buildings drew me to attend ... read more

  • What they don't tell you on the tour...

    Apr 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Typical college hijinks!
    Cons: Need a car to conveniently get off campus

    Summary: Here at Ithaca College, we have a building known as Textor. And atop that building sits a ball. A big, silver, weird shaped ball. There is a legend that when a virgin graduates from Ithaca College, the ball will roll down the hill of its own ... read more

  • IC's campus - what life is like

    Apr 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great faculty, great academic programs, good theatre and music always available on campus, incredible people, new fitness center
    Cons: freezing in the winter, boiling in the summer, dining hall food

    Summary: I love that at free-speech rock, any student has the right to say what they want, and other students and faculty/staff memebers actually listen and let them have their say. There are the occasional bias-related incidents, but I feel that there are fewer ... read more

  • Ithaca: A place to grow

    Apr 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent academic offerings, particularly in Communications, Music and Physical Therapy
    Cons: Weather can be bitterly cold

    Summary: The beginnings of what is now Ithaca College started as a conservatory of music in 1892 in downtown Ithaca. Today's campus is located somewhat out of town and was built throughout the Sixties. The campus offers a picturesque view of Ithaca, rolling ... read more

  • BOMBER PRIDE

    Mar 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Dnacers
    Cons: no coach, or funding

    Summary: GO BOMBERS!!! this is what you can hear being yelled across a football feild on a sat afternoon in bomber country. the ithaca college dance team- recently ranked 6th in ESPN nationals, has more bomber pride than they know what to do with. they perform ... read more

  • Home away from home

    Mar 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful campus
    Cons: kind of far from things

    Summary: Ithaca College is located tin Ithaca New York and sits high up on South Hill. the beautiful school is close neighbors with cornell university, which is on east hill. the two schools over look the gorgeous cayuga lake below. they are also surrounded by ... read more

  • Quiet Dorm? I Think Not!

    Mar 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: new showers
    Cons: inhabitants are LOUD LOUD LOUD, advertisement of being a "quiet, study dorm" is deceiving to incoming freshmen

    Summary: When I was accepted to Ithaca College, the time came for me to pick a dorm. I chose Rowland Hall as it was the "quiet dorm." I was under the impression that it would be a place where I could sleep and study in peace and I wouldn't have to ... read more

  • Everybody I know is Very Happy

    Feb 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly people, great academia
    Cons: Some winter days, a meal at the dining hall every once in a while

    Summary: I love this school. I don't know if you've read any of my other opinions, but there are so many aspects to this school that make it a great choice. More than a handful of majors are among the top in the country, including Physical Therapy, ... read more

  • Social Life Here is What You Make of It

    Feb 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lotsa stuff to do if you want to find it
    Cons: It's cold, so outdoor activities are frequently hard to find

    Summary: I love this campus. There is always something going on. It is true that there is a lot of fraternity/animal house style antics going on, but a lot of other options are available. If you want a nice quiet place to go, there's the French Quarter Cafe in ... read more

  • A Great Place to Go to College!

    Feb 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small classes, personal attention, fun atmosphere
    Cons: all the hills! (walking isn't always so fun! :-))

    Summary: I came to Ithaca College not knowing what to expect. It was not my first choice school, and so I didn't really know much about the college. However, my whole experience at Ithaca was great! It's a beautiful campus in a beautiful town in upstate New ... read more

  • It is Higher up than Cornell

    Feb 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: gorgeous location to attend college - great facilities
    Cons: very cold winters - bring you hand warmers

    Summary: My first year at College after leaving from a small town near Boston I headed for Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY for my first semester of college education. For those of you who are not too familiar with Ithaca here are the ... read more

  • The Best Kept Secret among Philosophy depts.

    Feb 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Small Department, lots of Individual attention, Department Pizza parties
    Cons: What's not to love

    Summary: When I came to Ithaca college I was initially a Theater major. But as a first year theatre student I took an elective course in Philosophy. It was truly a mind altering experience.I was engrossed by fascinating material and a truly dynamic Professor. ... read more

  • Football players and dumb white spoiled suburbanites

    Feb 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The Haunt: Eighties night, Hoyt Cinemas, Beautiful campus in the snow
    Cons: drunk moronic losers, watching drunk moronic losers.

    Summary: If you enjoy listening to loud grunts and mindless babble from drunk football players, then a saturday night at Ithaca college is for you. Please be warned: if you are creative, fun, intelligent and don't drink please bring friends to Ithaca college so ... read more

  • Park School of Communications - Best of all out there!

    Jan 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: State of the Art Equipment, TV studios and a Station that is run on local cable for the Tompkins County area, everything from management to production available
    Cons: Being looked upon as a "Parkie" sometimes gets annoying, Upstate New York is COLD!!!

    Summary: I have been at Ithaca College, and a student of the Park School at IC for 2 years now. It's true that I missed a semester, but that is because I was in London studying for the Fall 99 semester. I began my first day in the Basic Audio Editing Lab, ... read more

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  • Ithaca College College- IC drugs and Booze!

    Jun 15, 2004 by
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    Pros: If you are not smart, the exploratory dept will accept you.
    Cons: Please do not attend

    Summary: I am so very sorry my daughter attends Ithaca college. The good news is she is transferring for next fall. IC will give you much financial aid/ grants but the general caliber of the students make taking a loan out to go somewhere else a sweet deal. The ... read more

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