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Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate75%

Ithaca College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Ithaca College. Ithaca College admitted 75% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 12,446 students applied to Ithaca College and 9,359 were admitted.

If you want to apply to Ithaca College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 2/1 and the fee for the application costs $60.

Students who submit their applications to Ithaca College for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 15.

Ithaca College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Ithaca College's admissions stats.

Ithaca College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 22.5%
Mean SAT Score 1287
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 27.8%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 6.9%
Waitlist Yes

Ithaca College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Ithaca College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 15
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes December 1 February 1
Regular Decision Yes 2 1 April 15

Applying Early to Ithaca College?

Ithaca College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Ithaca College will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at Ithaca College is 94%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 75%.

Ithaca College accepts about 94% of early action applicants and 75% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Ithaca College admitted 102 of the 109 students who applied early decision. In 2022, Ithaca College admitted 4,675 of the 4,968 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early to help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Ithaca College Admissions

Transferring to Ithaca College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Ithaca College

In 2022, Ithaca College waitlisted 216 students and 79 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 73 eventually got off the waitlist.

What Does Ithaca College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Ithaca College

What does Ithaca College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Ithaca College for more information on admission factors.

Ithaca College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Ithaca College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Ithaca College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Other Requirements SAT or ACT scores
Transcript(S) of College Record
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Ithaca College?

Ithaca College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

Out of all students that were admitted, 30.9% submitted a class rank. At Ithaca College 22.5% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 54.2% were in the top 25% and 85.1% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Ithaca College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Ithaca College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Ithaca College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 27.8% of Ithaca College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 6.9% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Ithaca College?

To be competitive with other Ithaca College applicants, you should strive to score between 1213 and 1360 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Ithaca College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1360 and 25% of scored lower than 1213, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Ithaca College student is 1287.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Ithaca College students scored 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 613 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Ithaca College students scored 700 or higher, and 75% scored a 613 or higher.

To be most competitive at Ithaca College, you should strive to earn between 28 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Ithaca College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 28 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Ithaca College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 28.

More Information on Transferring to Ithaca College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Ithaca College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by April 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Ithaca College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Ithaca College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Ithaca College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Ithaca College.

Does Ithaca College accept transfer credits?

✅ Ithaca College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Ithaca College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Ithaca College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Ithaca College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Ithaca College?

❌ No, Ithaca College is test optional, so you can choose whether to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Ithaca College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Ithaca College is 75%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Ithaca College?

✅ Ithaca College's early decision acceptance rate was 94% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Ithaca College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Ithaca College was 94% in 2021.

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Ithaca College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Ithaca College? Ithaca College is a somewhat selective institution. The Ithaca College acceptance rate is 75%. This means that the institution accepts 75 out of every 100 applicants.


Ithaca College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ithaca College is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ithaca College is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Ithaca College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1213 - 1360


Math SAT Range

590 - 680


Reading SAT Range

613 - 700

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1360 and Above


1213 to 1360


1213 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Ithaca College students is 1287. Applicants with SAT scores of 1360 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Ithaca College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1213 to 1360 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1213 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Ithaca College.

Ithaca College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Application Deadline

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