A Thriving Educational Community
Ithaca, NY is carved by gorges and waterfalls, but it's shaped by its educational institutions, Cornell University and Ithaca College, and, to a large degree, Tompkins County Community College (TC3). These schools fuel the city's rich cultural scene and foster its creative spirit. Combined, the schools bring over 30,000 students into the community each fall, and with them, PhD's in every field from astrophysics to zoology. The brainpower makes Ithaca a fun-loving, worldly, connected city, and turns the beautiful campuses on East Hill and South Hill into international destinations in their own right.
Visiting Cornell or Ithaca College
If you are thinking of attending either school it is easy to plan a campus tour! Don’t forget to leave plenty of time to dine at one of our Ithaca restaurants or take in a show at the Ithaca College Theatre or Cornell University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.
Have a son or daughter graduating from Ithaca College or Cornell University in the coming year? Rooms fill quickly for Graduation weekends, so be sure to book a room well in advance at one of the local hotels or B&Bs.
Plan an Area Tour
Even if you are not a student, both Ithaca College and Cornell University have much to offer for all visitors to the area, as does TC3. Enjoy many free events, including live music, lectures from world renowned speakers and athletic competitions. Summer programs are also offered for further education.
Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3)
TC3 is a public two-year college supported by Cortland and Tompkins Counties. The main college campus is located in the Town of Dryden. Extension sites are located in Cortland, New York and Ithaca, New York. It is one of 64-member institutions of the State University of New York system. For more information about TC3, visit their website and their beautiful campus with new residence halls.