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The communications programs, specifically CMD, are a bitAverageCommunications
The communications programs, specifically CMD, are a bit misleading. When talking to administration about graphic design programs, I was told that the graphic design program is called CMD. I looked up the program and was further mislead as many class names and descriptions sound like graphic design courses; However, the use of the word design can come with different meanings, which I'd later learn. That program just BARELY dives into all that graphic design entails. Not a single one of my classmates that I'm still in contact with is working in graphic design. I had transferred from another university and my skills far exceeded those of my peers and those further along than me. Needless to say, IC did not challenge me or further prepare me for a career in design (and again, careful with the use of the word 'design', they may think you mean systems thinking and design). I had a number of peers leaving IC with complaints and having felt remorseful, and under prepared for the design field. In fact, when one classmate saw what I could do vs. what he and our other classmates could do, he admitted it only discouraged him. I sympathize with such feelings. I wish they'd experienced what I had at my former university. IC needs to rethink their DMC design track. Consider merging it with the graphic design minor, and/or making it a REQUIREMENT that CMD majors take the graphic design courses. If you can add the ICC and force students to take a 'well rounded' selection of classes, you can merge two programs to create one that'll better prepare students for their prospective fields.
4th Year Female -- Class 2017
Surrounding City: A-, Useful Schoolwork: D
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I spent two years at this university beforeBrightAthletics/Training
I spent two years at this university before I left. The price and cost of attending here is ridiculously high. The comment about "entitled" college students left in another review here is doubly hilarious.

The tuition and room/board fees for 1 year here exceed $100k. For $100k a year, I expect top notch facilities, great dining hall food, a very large gym facility, classrooms that aren't falling apart, and a better looking campus. Paying over 100k a year and expecting anything less than stellar is called foolish. It's also a slap in the face to those of us who are left paying back $45k worth of loans when your tuition in the 90s was what? $25k all in?

I was an exercise science major which was arguably not half bad. I left because I heard from a friend who graduated about the reality of paying off those hefty students loans were once he left. Regardless to say, unless you have a free ride the cost of attending here versus what you will make when you graduate is so out of touch with reality it is painful.

I had a two bad housing situations with violent and drug addicted room mates. Reslife was unhelpful and even accused me of making my room mate's habits worse. It wasn't until I brought campus police in that they started taking my complaints seriously.

This place is a cesspool of SJW activities. Spread the word to end the word? What a retarded concept. I made it a sport to mock the Black Lives Matters fools running this campus.

The president is an absent prick who sees the place as an ATM for him and his friends.
The shining beacon here are the professors. Just don't disagree with them unless you like having your grades on soft subjects docked. Do yourself a favor and avoid this school. There are much better places you can attend for both value and an education. This place is a prime example of how not to run a college. I thankfully have transferred and won't be looking back.

1st Year Male -- Class 1920
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Useful Schoolwork: F
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I personally loved this school.Bright
I personally loved this school. It shaped who I am today. College is college, dining room food is cafeteria food, realistic expectations is what the new generation does not have. Most individuals applying to college today are entitled young adults with their own private bathrooms at home. Sharing space, doing their laundry, and eating campus food is not the norm. Ithaca college was a wonderful nurturing environment for learning and exploring new classes. I had a great experience and feel Ithaca college has shaped who I am today.
4th Year Female -- Class 1992
Faculty Accessibility: B+, Individual Value: B-
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