Learn Different. Leave Different.
At Ithaca College, we empower the curious, fueling student transformation through a unique blend of grounding theory, dedicated practice, and demanding performance. Here, you’ll be surrounded by natural beauty in an eclectic college town where progress never stops.
Become a leader in your field
Blaze your trail among bold entrepreneurs, savvy investors, and global business leaders. Access cutting-edge resources and learn from industry experts. Establish expertise and hands-on career skills coveted by businesses that hire IC grads, including JPMorgan, Amazon, Major League Baseball, and Nielsen. Ninety-seven percent of IC business students complete an internship.
Experience IC’s cutting-edge trading room: Step into the atmosphere of a busy trading floor. Put the professional-level trading platforms of the IC trading room to the test and help invest over $1 million in student-managed funds.
Make it sustainably: The Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise was one of the first 100 buildings in the world to receive platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. In this living laboratory, learn how to incorporate sustainability into your business practices in meaningful ways.
Join professional clubs and organizations
Whether you're interested in portfolio research, accounting, marketing, sustainability, or any number of other business topics, you'll find a student club that helps you pursue your passions.
• American Marketing Association
• Beta Alpha Psi
• Beta Gamma Sigma
• Core Trading Consultants
• IC National Association of Black Accountants
• IC Young Entrepreneurs Organization
• International Business Association
• Mock Trial Team
• Society for Human Resource Management
• Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations
• Women in Business Network
Find a dedicated alumni network
Alumni often help current IC students gain a deeper understanding of industries, networking, and life after college. By bridging connections for internships and career opportunities, IC alumni can help you succeed.
Ranked #12 among “Best Regional Universities in the North” | U.S. News & World Report
Ranked #4 “Most Innovative” | U.S. News & World Report
Ranked #1 “Best College Town” | Livability.com
Named to Princeton Review’s “Best 388 Colleges”
Ranked #9 among “Top 25 LGBTQ-Friendly Campuses” | Campus Pride
Ranked #13 nationally for “Student Engagement” | Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education
Launch your own startup with resources like the downtown Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, created through a partnership that includes Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Tompkins Cortland Community College.
Put your knowledge into action in competitions that give you a chance to nurture and develop creative concepts, gain real-world experience, and interact with entrepreneurs, local businesses, and engaged alumni. During the Business Idea Competition or Startup Idea Demo Day, you can present plans for turning your ideas into viable businesses.
"My experience at IC has been incredible. I’ve met lifelong friends who’ve been there for me through thick and thin. Living in Ithaca is vibrant and amazing. There are so many places to explore!"
“My experiences with the variety of Music Education and general education courses that I’ve completed have aided the growth of my personal tool belt. I have what I need to be successful in my future endeavors.”
“I chose IC because the staff, faculty, and administration made me feel like a person; I wasn’t going to be just another number. By attending Ithaca, I knew I would be gaining a loving, supportive, and passionate learning community.”
“I came to Ithaca College unsure of where my story would lead. Ithaca’s Exploratory Program helped me discover my passion.”