Ithaca College is a coeducational, nonsectarian private college located in Ithaca, New York. The college has a strong liberal arts core, but also offers several pre-professional programs and some graduate programs. The college is also known internationally for its communications program, the Roy H. Park School of Communications, which was most recently ranked as a top school for both journalism and film. The college is set against the backdrop of Cayuga Lake, the city of Ithaca, and several waterfalls and gorges. The college is perhaps best known for its large list of alumni who play or have played substantial roles in the worlds of media and entertainment.
Ithaca College has been ranked among the top ten master's universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1996. For the 2014 rankings, the college was ranked eighth in this category. Ithaca College is also consistently named among the best colleges in the nation by Princeton Review, with the annual guide also ranking the college at #1 for radio and #7 for theater.