Located on 45 scenic acres in New Rochelle, New York, just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan, Iona provides an educational experience that is 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, the private, comprehensive, four-year Catholic college enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds and 43 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 the majority of students complete at least one. Many also participate in Mission & Ministry’s local service projects or weeklong trips. Ninety-three 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 combined programs of study in the School of Arts & Science and the School of Business. With a student-faculty ratio of 16:1, all classes are taught by professors. 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.
Iona’s Honors Program offers specially designed courses, opportunities to conduct independent research, a professional mentoring program, and 24 tuition-free credits over the course of four years. Iona also offers eight dual-degree programs in Computer Science, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Economics, Media and Strategic Communication, Mathematics, Psychology, and a Fast-Track MBA. This allows qualified students to earn two degrees with a year’s cost savings and go on to an earlier start to their careers. Joint-degree programs offered with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) are available in Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy and with Seton Hall Law for the completion of a JD.
Academic facilities include the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation; a real-time trading floor with Bloomberg terminals and expansion of the School of Business, which will open in spring 2020; the Iona College Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic; and broadcast media studios.
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 (reflecting 70,000 hours of contribution), and mission trips.
Campus life and facilities
Iona’s vibrant, friendly, and safe campus offers much to do, including live performances, NCAA Division I athletics (MAAC), 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 admission counselor. Contact us today to be connected with yours and schedule a campus visit. Iona offers undergraduates both need-based financial aid and merit scholarships. Contact Iona to learn more.