Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY

Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY

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Learn Different. Leave Different.

Fueling student transformation through a unique blend of grounding theory, dedicated practice, and demanding performance, we empower the curious at IC. Here, you’ll be surrounded by natural beauty in an eclectic college town where progress never stops.

Improve lives every day
At Ithaca College, we share your passion for helping others live healthy, fruitful, independent lives. In the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, we foster collaboration between students, with faculty, among IC’s professional programs, and across our network of distinguished alumni and health sector connections.

Benefit from experiential learning and holistic career preparation
Our therapy and wellness clinics, anatomy and genetics laboratories, and distinguished professional societies and student organizations expand your network and prepare you for professional environments. Gain crucial experience through our five health and wellness clinics, four research laboratories, and Center for Life Skills.

Join a close-knit community of caregivers
At Ithaca College, you’ll find community everywhere—with faculty who will become mentors, in our 10 professional clubs (among more than 200 student-run clubs at IC), as well as in our globalnetworks of alumni—people who will help you broaden your perspective and fill your resume (and life) with exciting and meaningful experiences.

Discover IC’s Majors
Our 25+ health science majors and minors lead to exciting clinical and nonclinical careers in person-focused areas like exercise science, public health, and physical therapy.

Explore IC’s Pre-Health Professions Program
Have a passion for health but aren’t sure what to study? We’ll help you explore various health science majors in the Pre-Health Professions Program.



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” |


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

Eye on the Future

IC’s New Physician Assistant Program  
Launched in fall 2021, this 27-month program leads to a master of science degree in physician assistant studies and is designed to train learners to cover a comprehensive range of responsibilities in this fast-growing field. Ithaca College’s program, which emphasizes mental and behavioral health training for rural settings, has been granted provisional accreditation status from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). 

Learn more about this program.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "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!"

    • Abigail Ferri
  • “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.”

    • Jared Banker
  • “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.”

    • Connor Watson
  • “I came to Ithaca College unsure of where my story would lead. Ithaca’s Exploratory Program helped me discover my passion.”

    • Julia Becker