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Whether you have chosen a major or youQuite BrightOther
Whether you have chosen a major or you are undecided, Ithaca has something to offer from the beginning. The five schools within the college carry a wide variety of majors and practical experience, while the "Exploratory" program for non-majors assists students in developing their interests and liberal arts background.

Although Ithaca is better known for its Communications, Music, and Health Science programs, with the school's commitment to equalize spending and conideration given to each department, I believe that Ithaca College is a school that is rapidly gaining recognition and prestige overall.

Ithaca not only emphasizes the importance of classroom education, but also practical, hands on experience. The school keeps in close contact with its alumni so that current students have accessible networks to find internships and employment.

What sold me on Ithaca was the newly offered Writing Major which not only includes creative poetry and fiction writing, but also more practical concentrations in persuaive arguement, magazine writing, and essays.

However, the privelages that the college offers are often over-shadowed by the unpleasant winters we have up here. The permanently gray skies and bitter coldness can make getting through the semesters a challenge. The city itself has some nice bars, restaurants, and independent theatres, but it also carries a general strangeness.But if you are willing to trade surroundings for a valuable education, Ithaca is a place to consider.

1st Year Female -- Class 2006
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: C+
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It has excellent music, theater, film, television/radio, andQuite BrightCommunications
It has excellent music, theater, film, television/radio, and physical therapy majors. The campus is pretty small, but that could be good if that's what you're looking for. The school is extremely liberal, and I've heard that half the campus is homosexual. There isn't much to do downtown, but it's a fun city where you know everyone you see after a while.
4th Year Female -- Class 2002
Faculty Accessibility: A-, Surrounding City: D+
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This is one of the best schools toQuite BrightCommunications
This is one of the best schools to go to if you're interested in communications or music. Otherwise it's just alright, though the professors I had were quite exceptional. Cornell is right next door and offers good resources, and students can take classes over there (which I didn't find out until my last year) to explore other areas. Politically, IC is on the liberal side. There's a strange mix of hippies and country club type kids, lots of people from NYC or Long Island or Jersey, and little ethnic diversity (though they say they're trying to improve, and like to make lots of noise about multicultrualism). Having Cornell so close helped the social life (tons more people, frat parties, more bars, bigger name bands perform there, etc), otherwise IC alone would have gotten old very very quickly. Oh, here's a great plus: the people, both male and female, are definitely high on the attractiveness scale. One last thing: be prepared for lots of snow. I enjoyed my experiences here.
4th Year Female -- Class 2002
Perceived Campus Safety: A, University Resource Use/ spending: C+
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