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Like every other college out there, IC isBrightEnglish
Like every other college out there, IC is what you make of it. I'm a sophomore here and I love it. I'm a double major (english & drama) and am having a great time. I work hard and am challenged in my classes, and I give most of my free time to the theatre program. The social life is great (there is always something to do here), the food is pretty decent for a college campus, and the campus is "gorges." Of course its freezing in the winter, but I'm from California and I don't particularity mind it. And yeah, its expensive, but its a private college, so what do you expect? I got good financial aid, so its manageable. The only complaint I have about IC is that they let in the biggest class ever last year, and now everything is a bit overcrowded. It's not too bad though, and hopefully will even out a bit over the next couple years.
1st Year Female -- Class 2012
Education Quality: A+, Scholastic Success: B+
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THe thing about Ithaca is what that youQuite BrightCommunications
THe thing about Ithaca is what that you either make it awesome or you make your life here miserable. I think it's all about the people you meet. the school's pretty small (3000), and my high school was about 2000. the point is, you see the same people around campus all the time, so people will make judgements and assumptions about you based on who you are friends with etc. I made some awesome friends. I partied a lot, and if you don't like drinking and smoking then...IC isn't the best choice. I slacked off in the academic department, but i still have to say i liked most of my classes and i learned a lot. I'm in the Park school, and it definitely is the best academic program at IC. most other people are in business, Physical tgherapy, health edu, etc. If you are studying humanities and such, do not come here. not worth your money at all.
1st Year Female -- Class 2012
Education Quality: A+, Useful Schoolwork: C
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This school is certainly fun, but it canQuite BrightPublic Health
This school is certainly fun, but it can not be for some people. If your close-minded or straight edge, this may not be the place. But if your just the average kid who wants to go to a decent college and have fun, its for you.

social- if you want to to party, theres always a party. they are easy to find out about and get into. there are so many options- off and on campus in walking distance, and cornell is so accessible. its nice to not have to deal with greek life on campus but to be able to go to their parties. older kids go to collegetown bars on wednesday nights and thursday night parties are common. if you like to smoke weed, go here. theres also plenty of concerts and live music here.

education- some classes are hard, some really easy. it depends on the level and amount of kids in a class. i have some classes with 80 plus, yet some classes with only ten. The mix is pleasant because it offers some variety and a break if you need it for a content heavy courseload. some majors are certainly harder than others. communications and health sciences are great programs. professors very willing to help.

location- downtown ithaca is a cute, liberal little town. coverd in coffee shops, tatto parlors, and places to get burritos. Some excellent restuaraunts and bars for if you want to get out. the views are gorgeous int he spring and summer.

food- mediocre at best. late night delivery makes up for this
people- many people from long island or the city. some hipsters and princesses. very open gay popuation. most people just normal, willing to talk and esp. party with you. not too cliquey but a variety of personalities mesh here. think dumb jocks + alternative indie rockers.

1st Year Female -- Class 2012
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Useful Schoolwork: C-
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