Students Say

A "small, diverse, private, Catholic [college], with a large commuter population," Iona College is known for "its proximity to New York City" and its "quality of education," all delivered in a picturesque suburban setting. In many ways, students say Iona features "the best of both worlds with the suburbs down the street in one direction and downtown city in the other." Iona's "beautiful, quiet" New Rochelle campus "has that New England feeling to it" but offers big city opportunities. Students at Iona feel like they are "getting the most for [their] money." Many flock to the school for its excellent business school and generous scholarships.

Overview

Applicants
8,741
Acceptance Rate
86%
Average HS GPA
3.10

GPA Breakdown

12%
Over 3.75
11%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
30%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
450 - 550
SAT Math
460 - 560
ACT Composite
20 - 25

Deadlines


Regular
February 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

A "small, diverse, private, Catholic [college], with a large commuter population," Iona College is known for "its proximity to New York City" and its "quality of education," all delivered in a picturesque suburban setting. In many ways, students say Iona features "the best of both worlds with the suburbs down the street in one direction and downtown city in the other." Iona's "beautiful, quiet" New Rochelle campus "has that New England feeling to it" but offers big city opportunities. Students at Iona feel like they are "getting the most for [their] money." Many flock to the school for its excellent business school and generous scholarships. Iona combines "a great commute," "a beautiful, loving campus," and a "warm, welcoming attitude." Professors at Iona can be hit or miss. As one student says, "I found that the professors that taught me my major were professional and well-organized. The professors teaching the core classes were mediocre at best." Overall, Iona "is about academic achievement while also improving the social life of its students and preparing them for the outside world." These qualities make it a gem which stays in the family: "Both my parents and some of my relatives attended Iona and they loved it."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
353
with Terminal Degree

210
Men
143
Women
50
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
87%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Randel A. Falco
President & CEO, Univision Communications, Inc.

Robert Greifeld
President & CEO, NASDAQ OMX Group

Margaret C. Timoney
Sr. Vice President of Human Resources, Heineken Ireland, Ltd.

Ronald M. DeFeo
Chairman, CEO, and President, Terex Corp

Richard V. Guerin
Member of Professional Basketball Hall of Fame as NBA Player and Coach

Roseann McSorley
Managing Director/CAO Oversight & Control, JP Morgan Chase

Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.
President & CEO of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Committee; Former Pres., AmEx

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
64
Application Deadlines
Apr 15
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,659

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,432

Average Need-Based Loan
$2,708

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$31,960

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
70%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$19,905

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$30,670
Required Fees
$2,100
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,000
Transportation for Commuters
$1,100

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

Iona's community "is one of the most diverse communities out there." "Whether commuters or dorm students everyone seems to get along," and many are "part of an organization or club on campus." Though the typical student tends to be "a white, Christian person, usually who comes from an Irish or Italian background" and "is from Westchester County," students say "There is a mix of many different groups. Every person will find a group to fit in with and all groups get along well with each other." In fact, diversity is exactly what makes Iona distinct. "Many people from different social [and] ethnic...groups make up what we call our 'home away from home.'"

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,462
Out of State
24%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
25

Demographics

1.94%
Asian
6.46%
African-American
18.11%
Hispanic
64.50%
Caucasian
7.38%
Unknown
1.61%
International

56% female
44% male
24% are out of state
85% are full time
15% are part time

Overview

Students Say

The "super friendly students," "safe private campus," and close proximity to "the country's greatest city" (only an "easy train ride away"), all make Iona a great choice for commuters and residents alike. This "small, closeknit community" is comprised of motivated individuals who are "always eager to reach out to others and help them in order to make a difference." With Manhattan only a 20 minute ride away on the Metro North commuter railroad, students take full advantage of the opportunity "to go to New York City" for a night out on the town. During the week, students tend to stay on campus and enjoy "hanging out in the dorm rooms with a bunch of people." Though "the underclass dorms are dry," for those of age there is liquid diversion in the area: "A lot of the students like to go out to the bars, right by Iona, known as Beechmont and Spectators." If that's not your speed, students say there is "always some kind of a house party going on somewhere over the weekend." The school is "constantly improving and advancing the campus," a mission in which they invite students to take part; "There are many leadership positions available to students, with the offer of creating new clubs and organizations that do not [currently] exist." Nearby entertainment includes "The Westchester Mall and the Galleria."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
43%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
80
First-Year Students living on campus
70%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
96

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
College Assistance Program (CAP)

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Director
Linda Refsland

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Requred for LD
A complete psychoeducational report including aptitude and achievement testing performed within the last 2 years. The report should include subtest scores, recommendations and interpretation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Students should have a compelte psychoeducational report including aptitude and achievement testing to rule out or address learning disabilities. In addition, reports should include diagnostic testing results and interpretation demonstrating an Attention Deficit disorder.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
70
Number of Honor Societies
26

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
4

6% join a fraternity
9% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

13% participate in intramural sports
10% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Gaels)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Water Polo
Women's Sports (Gaels)
12 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: GSA-Gay, Straight Alliance; SGA-Student Diversity Committee; Division of Student Life Diversity Committee; College Council Committee on Diversity

Minority Support Groups: SGA-Student Diversity Committee Division of Student Life Diversity Committee College Council Committee on Diversity CSTEP STEP Liberty Partnerships International Student support services Various programming series (Hispanic Heritage, Black History, Women’s History) Black Student Union (BSU) Eastern European Club Gaelic Society Hellenic Society Hispanic Organization for Latin Awareness (HOLA) Iona International Italian Society Middle Eastern Club Students of Caribbean Ancestry Gaels Activities Board Multicultural committee

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Fordham University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Manhattan College

Sustainability

Green Rating
67

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
141

Average Number of PC's per Lab
5

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Br. Jason Ford
Assistant Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admission
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Phone
914-633-2622

Email
jmford@iona.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Lapenta Student Union
Hynes Athletics Center
Ryan Library
Thomas Paine Archives
Residence Halls

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Time Square
Yankee Stadium
Madison Square Garden
New Roc City Amusement Center

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday, Selected Saturdays
8.30-4.30
914-633-2622

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9.30 A.M., 1.30 P.M.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Monday - Friday, Selected Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
pstcin@iona.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Gael Express Shuttle from New Rochelle Train Station to campus, buses, taxis, Metro North Train, LaGuardia and JFK Airports;

Driving Instructions to Campus
Please visit our website at: http://www.iona.edu/About/Map-Directions.aspx or From Upper New York State and Upper Westchester County New York State Thruway to Cross Westchester Expressway (Interstate 287). East to Hutchinson River Parkway. South to Exit 18E, Mill Road. Right on Mill Road to light, then right on North Avenue. Follow North Avenue 2 miles to entrance of College on your left. From New England and Upper Westchester County Interstate 95 (Connecticut Turnpike, New England Thruway) to Cross Westchester Expressway (Interstate 287). West to Hutchinson River Parkway. Hutchinson River Parkway South to Exit 18E, Mill Road. Right on Mill Road to light, then right on North Avenue. Follow North Avenue 2 miles to entrance of College on your left. Alternate Route: Interstate 95 South to Exit 16. Follow signs to North Avenue. Right onto North Avenue, proceed 1 mile to entrance of the College on your right. From Midtown Manhattan F.D.R. Drive (East River)Take the FDR to the bridge at Willis Avenue. Bridge connects to the major Deegan Expressway North. Stay left after crossing the bridge. Follow to Cross County Parkway East. Proceed east to Exit 10, New Rochelle Road, Eastchester. Turn right and proceed to fourth traffic light. Turn left on Eastchester Road to the end, then right on North Avenue to second traffic light and left onto campus. From Midtown Manhattan-West Side Take the West Side Highway to the Henry Hudson Parkway North to the Cross County Parkway East. Proceed east to Exit 10, New Rochelle Road, Eastchester. Turn right and proceed to fourth traffic light. Turn left on Eastchester Road to end, then right on North Avenue. At second traffic light make left onto campus. Alternate Route F.D.R. to Bruckner Expressway to Hutchinson River Parkway. North to Exit 14, Pelhamdale Avenue, New Rochelle Road, New Rochelle. Turn right at light on New Rochelle Road, left on Eastchester Road to North Avenue, right on North Avenue to second traffic light, then left onto campus. From the Bronx Interstate 87 (Major Deegan Expressway) North to the Cross County Parkway East. Proceed east to Exit 10, New Rochelle Road, Eastchester. Turn right and proceed to fourth traffic light. Turn left on Eastchester Road to the end, then right on North Avenue to second traffic light and left onto campus. From Long Island Whitestone Bridge. Follow signs to Hutchinson River Parkway. Proceed north to Exit 14, Pelhamdale Avenue, New Rochelle. Turn right at light on New Rochelle Road, left on Eastchester Road to North Avenue, right on North Avenue to second traffic light, then left onto campus. From New Jersey, The West and the South Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, or George Washington Bridge to Henry Hudson Parkway. North to Cross County Parkway East. Proceed east to Exit 10, New Rochelle Road, Eastchester. Turn right and proceed to fourth traffic light. Turn left on Eastchester Road to the end, then right on North Avenue to second traffic light and left onto campus.

Local Accommodations
Marriot Residence Inn, New Rochelle Ramada Inn, Raddison New Rochelle
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Key Stats

8,741
Applicants
3,462
Size
86%
Acceptance Rate
1010
SAT Scores

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