Undergraduate Admissions

Preparing students for life-changing life work.

The College of Human Ecology is pioneering the study of human life from a scientific, social, and aesthetic perspective. Using a blend of academic disciplines and a global perspective, our students and faculty use their knowledge to identify, explore, and develop solutions to problems facing people today. Students learn not only to serve people, but also to understand and analyze the relationships and the institutions that shape their lives.

Human Ecology's programs are contemporary in focus, flexible and profoundly interdisciplinary; they are pre-professional in scope, with a liberal arts foundation.  All programs provide students with a firm grounding in contemporary issues, as well as in the social, natural and physical sciences, and design.  Our students delve into biology and chemistry, economics, psychology, and sociology, and apply their expertise in fields such as health/medicine, law, design, nutrition, public policy, business, and research.

Here, professors and students collaboate to understand a broad range of issues such as the financial impacts of tax legislation and social security reform, the design of safer work spaces, the social and physical repercussions of obesity in children and adults, educational policy, how our healthcare system can accommodate our aging population and more.

Located in Upstate New York, our mid-sized college is home to approximately 1,250 undergraduates, 200 graduate students, and over 100 full-time faculty.  Students enjoy the resources of an Ivy League research university and the advantages of a smaller school.

We hope you will take the time to learn more about the diverse range of undergraduate courses of study and opportunities available to you by exploring our website or requesting that more information be mailed to you.

Information about our graduate programs is also available online  and by contacting the specific departments.

For more information about our College, the University and ithaca, please visit the College's About pages.