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If you’re looking for a welcoming community with challenging academics and a commitment to serving others, Iona could be the right fit for you.

About Iona
If you’re looking for a welcoming community with challenging academics and a commitment to serving others, Iona could be the right fit for you. Located on 45 scenic acres in New Rochelle, New York, just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan, Iona provides an educational experience grounded in the liberal arts and enhanced by a strong focus on career-ready skills. As an Iona student, you will develop the knowledge, problem-solving ability, and real-world connections—mentored by our faculty and alumni—to gain a competitive edge in your career.

Iona prepares its students for success in all facets of their lives. Founded in 1940 by the Christian Brothers, today the private, comprehensive, four-year Catholic college enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds and more than 42 countries.

Centrally located in Westchester County between the economic centers of New York City and Fairfield County, Connecticut, Iona students have easy access to internship opportunities in all career fields, and nearly 70% complete at least one. Many also participate in Mission & Ministry’s local service projects or weeklong trips. Ninety-one percent of Iona graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

 

Academics and career pathways
Iona College offers more than 60 bachelor’s programs and 45 master’s programs in the School of Arts and Science and the School of Business. With a student-faculty ratio of 16:1, all classes are taught by professors. Iona’s honors program offers specially designed courses, opportunities to conduct independent research, a professional mentoring program, and six tuition-free credits each academic year. Five-year bachelor’s/master’s degree programs in Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Education, English, History, Mathematics, and Psychology, as well as a fast-track MBA program, allow qualified students to earn two degrees with a year’s cost savings and go on to an earlier start to their careers. 

Academic facilities include new, state-of-the-art science labs; a real-time trading floor with Bloomberg terminals; a Speech and Language Pathology Clinic serving the community; and broadcast media studios. Our faculty have served as international policy advisors, school district superintendents, media professionals, and chief executives in many industries, and they share their expertise with Iona students.

 

Christian Brothers tradition
Iona students live our mission of service, justice, and spirituality, using their education to improve the world around them. Iona’s Office of Mission & Ministry fosters a caring community inspired by the Catholic tradition and the legacy of Blessed Edmund Rice through campus events, volunteer service, and mission trips. 

 

Campus life and facilities
Iona’s vibrant, friendly, and safe campus offers much to do, including performances, Division I athletics, and a thriving Greek life. Students get involved through more than 80 active clubs, student organizations, and intramural sports.

Housing includes traditional residence halls, suites, and apartments. Meal plans are available to students living on or off campus.

With the regularly operating Gael Express to the nearby New Rochelle Metro-North train station, it takes about 30 minutes for Iona students to reach the heart of New York City. This hub of international finance, arts, sports, and communication offers not just world-class internships and career opportunities but lots of recreational options too.

 

Admission and financial aid
At Iona you’ll have your own personal admissions counselor. Contact us today to be connected with yours and to schedule a campus visit. Iona offers undergraduates both need-based financial aid and merit scholarships up to $34,000 your first year and up to $136,000 over four years. 

AT A GLANCE

First-year students living on campus: 63%

• Male-female ratio: 45:54

• Minority students: 33%

• Students enrolled from more than 42 countries 

• Student-faculty ratio: 16:1

• Full-time faculty with highest degree in their field: 89%

• Courses taught by teaching assistants: 0

• Freshmen receiving financial aid: 99% (not applicable to transfers)

• Early Action deadline: December 1

• Regular Admission deadline: February 15

• 2016–2017 tuition and fees: $34,384

• 2016–2017 room and board: $14,400

• Residence halls or apartment options: 6

• Phone number: 800-231-IONA

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