Iona College

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715 North Avenue

New Rochelle, NY 10801

Phone: (914) 633-2000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Feb. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#66 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Iona College is a private institution that was founded in 1940. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,462, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 43 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Iona College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 66. Its tuition and fees are $32,770 (2013-14).

Iona College is a Catholic school in Westchester County, N.Y., about 20 miles north of Manhattan. Undergraduate students at Iona College can expect small class sizes and can choose from more than 40 bachelor’s degree programs, all in the School of Arts and Science. Graduate students at Iona College can earn master’s degrees in arts and sciences and in programs offered through the Hagan School of Business. Outside the classroom, Iona students can join more than 75 campus clubs, including about 10 fraternities and sororities. Student athletes can play at the recreational level or try out for the Iona College Gaels varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Gaels are people with Irish-Gaelic ancestry, such as the Congregation of Christian Brothers, who founded Iona College in 1940. Notable Iona College alumni include Robert Greifeld, president and CEO of Nasdaq Stock Market Inc., and musician Don McLean, who is most famous for his song “American Pie.”

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Iona College, a Catholic, coeducational, liberal arts institution founded in the tradition of the Christian Brothers, has strong commitments to community service, diversity, and academic excellence. The campus is a welcoming environment to students from diverse backgrounds, coming from around the country and around the world. Iona students, faculty, and staff participate in community service projects throughout the year. While the campus is situated in suburban New Rochelle, Iona's academic and student development programs have multiple links to nearby New York City financial, media, and cultural organizations. Iona College is one of the few colleges in the region to hold several national accreditations for its academic programs, including business, social work, teacher education, computer science, journalism and mass communication, and marriage and family therapy. Additionally, Iona has integrated within its curriculum a structured four-year career development program which includes extensive internship opportunities in all programs. Iona prides itself in being a regional leader in educational technology and among the first colleges in the nation to install a completely wireless network. Iona has recently introduced 52 dual MAC systems in the Ryan Library. These systems support both MAC and Windows software for student and faculty use. A major building campaign has resulted in new residence halls, a student center, an athletics center, and a new library.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1940
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $52,538,000


When applying to Iona College, it's important to note the application deadline is February 15, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 15. The application fee at Iona College is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 86.4 percent and an early acceptance rate of 93.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 86.4%
Application deadline February 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Iona College is 15:1, and the school has 40.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Iona College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Education; Psychology; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 56%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 40%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 14%
Education 10%
Psychology 8%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 7%

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Student Life

Iona College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,462, with a gender distribution of 43.8 percent male students and 56.2 percent female students. At this school, 43 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 57 percent of students live off campus. Iona College is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,241
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Iona College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Iona College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Iona College, 55 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Iona College.

Students who have cars on campus 55%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Iona College, 79.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,432.

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Tuition and fees $32,770 (2013-14)
Room and board $13,175 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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