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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."

Student Body

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.'"

Campus Life

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."

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ryan Depuy
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

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

Phone
914-633-2502

Email
admissions@iona.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
LaPenta Student Union
Hynes Athletics Center
Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
LaPenta School of Business
Starbucks

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

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday, Selected Saturdays and Sundays
8.30-4.30
914-633-2502

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10 AM, Noon
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Monday - Friday, Select Saturdays and Sundays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@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, JFK, and Westchester County 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, Radisson Hotel New Rochelle

Admissions

Applicants: 9,965
Acceptance Rate: 84%
Average HS GPA: 3.00







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