Houses & Apartments Near Ithaca College


Are you looking for Ithaca College off-campus housing? Find affordable properties close to school and everything else Ithaca, NY has to offer. Use our map feature to explore apartments near Ithaca and find the perfect pad for your next year of studies. Filter by the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, unit type & more. All listings are verified and a short distance from campus.

Finding apartments at Ithaca College has always been a chore. At Rent College Pads we are fixing that. All of our off-campus housing options have been verified and approved by our diligent team of campus managers. We even follow up with you and the landlord to make sure you have found your perfect house. Because there are so many options to consider before making a responsible renting decision, check out our Ithaca College University apartment hunting guide below.

When to Search


Apartment hunting season near Ithaca University is a wild time. Students start searching for their next apartments as soon as they move into their current units. Especially if they want to live in popular areas like Collegetown, Dryden Ave or College Avenue.



Rent In Ithaca, NY


Living around Ithaca College is not cheap. In fact, it made our list of 20 College Towns Where Rent has blown up. Finding roommates to live with can help save hundreds of dollars every month, and thousands over the course of your education. The cheapest apartments in Ithaca are still over $500/month. Here is the breakdown:














Students had to pour out a little liquor in April of 2015 when The Chapter House, a popular Collegetown bar, erupted in flames and closed for good. But good options remain both in Collegetown and the Commons. The bar scene has taken a bit of a hit recently. When the search for your best bars on Google results in a map that features this many closed places, that's kind of a


Into skiing? Then you'll love it at Cornell. While your friends complain about the snow and cold weather, you can get busy with some cross-country skiing at Connecticut Hill or Dryden Lake. And when it warms up, the famous Cornell Plantations offer over 4,000 acres of explorable nature.



Ithaca is a town famous for its outdoor activities. Get out and enjoy the sun or snow at Robert Treman State Park, Buttermilk Falls State Park, or see it all with an Ithaca Waterfalls Sightseeing Tour!

In addition to the outdoor goodness, there’s nearby Cornell University which features the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for all you bird lovers!




There’s a ton of great shopping near Ithaca College! Check out the Ithaca Commons, The Dewitt Mall, and the Shops at Ithaca Mall for all your shopping needs.




Ithaca is something of an isolated town, dominated by the Cornell campus and nearby Ithaca College. Most social activity takes place in Collegetown or the Commons. Collegetown is about a 10-minute walk southwest of campus and the Ithaca Commons are a two-block strip in downtown Ithaca with shops, restaurants and bars.

Things To Do

Cornell is a university at which you can take full advantage of the college experience. If you're into the Greek life, there are plenty of sororities or fraternities you can pledge. But there are plenty of other college staples which you can take part in. Go to football games - it may not be the grand experience like it is at Alabama or Michigan, but it's still worthwhile. And if football isn't your thing, then definitely get to a hockey game. Cornell hockey is something else.

But aside from the basics, here are a few more things to check out:

  • Enjoy Collegetown. Hit the bars. Eat some food. Live a little.
  • Dragon Day. How often do you get to see a Dragon move across campus?