My visit to Ithaca College May 8th confirmed why it appears on so many students' lists. The Communications, Business, Humanities & Sciences, and Health Sciences and Human Performance, and Music Schools all have terrific track records. All that, and students are very happy and involved here.
The Roy H. Park School of Communications is a major draw: The Hollywood Reporter ranks its film school #18, The Princeton Review's #3 rated school newspaper, The Ithacan, and #6 college radio stations. Students major in film and television production, journalism, recording technology, speech and sports communications, and public relations and go on to great careers. David Muir, ABC World News Tonight anchor, is a prime example. Click link for a list of involved alumni who reach out to help Park School students: https://www.ithaca.edu/rhp/gallery/7556/
Take note: Ithaca's Business Administration School was rated #6 BEST BUSINESS SCHOOL IN NEW YORK by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2016., based on a survey of graduates and company recruiters. Graduates can expect to a 93%PLACEMENT RATE/ADMISSION TO GRAD SCHOOL, based on a 92 percent response rate from alumni. No wonder Business Administration is IC's most popular major.
The Health Science & Human Performance College offers 5 year Masters options in PT and OT. Not ready to commit to a major? The department's preprofessional program has introductory courses -- in communication disorders, health and physical education, sport management, and more for freshmen. Other first-year students are focused around primary professional areas -- clinical rehabilitative and therapeutic disciplines, health, exercise science, recreation and leisure services, sport management and media, or education. Students discover where their true interests lie.
That brings us to a signature program: Ithaca's excellent Exploratory Program for students who are undeclared. Dr. Elizabeth Bleicher emphasized why this program is so effective in helping students find themselves in their own time. Students find where they belong organically-with support. Here, Exploratory students participate in the "TED of Marketing," PTTOW! as interns in NYC: https://www.ithaca.edu/ic-news/releases/students-thrive-as-pttow-interns-42683/
College Factual ranked Ithaca College's Music Program # 11 OUT OF 375 nationwide. The School of Humanities and Sciences, the largest and most diverse of IC’s five academic schools, encompassing 52 undergraduate degree programs and 45 minors in the creative arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
That's a snapshot of the academics. Ithaca College is located in a naturally beautiful locale of hills, lakes and waterfalls near the center of an urbane town filled with great restaurants and shops. According to The Princeton Review, students are liberal, politically active, and very social. It's no wonder there's something for everyone here.