ou want to make a name for yourself in the world. You want to make a difference. Right now chances are you haven’t settled on a particular career. But you’re looking at the first step — where will I go to get my undergraduate degree?
Choosing the right college to spend your undergraduate years preparing for your career is not easy. For one thing, there are so many places to consider. How do you pick the one that’s right for you?
At Ithaca College you’ll find the curricular opportunities of a large university with the friendly atmosphere of a college. Through our Schools of Business, Communications, Health Sciences and Human Performance, Humanities and Sciences, and Music, and our Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies, we offer over 100 degree programs. For more than a century Ithaca has been engaging students in active, hands-on learning that brings together the best of liberal arts and professional studies.
Whatever your interests, you will find a curriculum that matches your individual goals and prepares you for a lifetime of success.
Our alumni have gone on to become leaders in their fields, from accounting and athletic training to teaching, television, and the theater. For more than a decade the Professionals Symposium has brought dozens of Ithaca College alumni of color to campus for a weekend of seminars and discussions. Hailed as a model networking program, the symposium offers mentoring and networking opportunities for careers in such fields as business, education, communications, law, medicine, and human services. Through the symposium students have the opportunity to learn more about what’s happening in the field.
Our students earn national recognition even before they leave Ithaca. Television-radio major Mary Nhotsavang was named one of the 25 most promising minority advertising students by the American Advertising Federation and Advertising Age magazine. Matthew Sprague, a physics and chemistry double major, earned a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, the top national honor for undergraduates in science and mathematics. Bora Yoon was recognized for her songwriting talents with a John Lennon Scholarship from the BMI Foundation. And business majors Syrena Shirley, Gregory Pardo, and Tugce Dursun received scholarships — three of five awarded nationally — from Sigma Iota Epsilon, an honorary professional management fraternity.
Faculty members invest personally in the success of their students, offering each individual the balance of challenge and encouragement so important to growth and accomplishment. Dedicated first and foremost to undergraduate teaching, they are also noted for their research, publications, and professional activities. Their involvement with students helps make up the special sense of community at Ithaca. With our 12:1 student-faculty ratio, you will receive personal attention from your professors — in the classroom, during office hours, or over a cup of coffee in the Campus Center.
You’ll find a variety of ways to become a part of the community here. There are more than 150 student organizations, including Kuumba repertory theatre company, the African-Latino Society, the Asian Culture Club, the Native American Cultural Club, and Habitat for Humanity. Joining campus organizations “widened my group of friends,” says Amanda Hernandez, a business major from Pelham, New York, who participates in the Amani Gospel Singers, hosts prospective freshmen during the Inside Look program, and serves as a multicultural ambassador for the admission office. “Being involved also makes me feel that I’m making a difference in the IC community.”
If you’re interested in finding out more about what Ithaca can offer you — and how we can help you get from where you are to where you want to be — ask us for more information. In addition to sending along an informative brochure, we can put you in touch with alumni in your area who will give straight answers on what it’s like to be a student at Ithaca.
For more information or to arrange a campus visit, please contact Gerard Turbide, Director of Admission, Ithaca College, 100 Job Hall, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca NY 14850-7020; (800) 429-4274; Fax: (607) 274-1900; Web: www.ithaca.edu.