Iona University

New Rochelle, NY

Iona University

New Rochelle, NY

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Learn outside the lines

At Iona, build a strong educational foundation with the freedom to shape it around your interests, passions and career goals. Innovative thinking and a commitment to service underscore our academically rigorous programs across every discipline. You’ll be encouraged to think critically and independently. You’ll gain knowledge to better yourself and better the world.

Here, learning that begins in the classroom doesn’t stay there for long. Take your newly acquired skills anywhere—an internship at Saturday Night Live, a cellular biology research program in Italy, or to Capitol Hill to speak with lawmakers about the importance of speech-pathology, to name a few.

No matter what you study, we promise you’ll be challenged and supported. You’ll step outside your comfort zone, but you’ll never be alone. You’ll be part of a tight-knit community, but your Iona experience will be uniquely yours.

At Iona University, you will find nearly 100 different undergraduate and graduate programs of study ready to prepare you for the career path right for you. You will find that our academic experience is collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and designed to engage you across programs, schools, campus institutes, and centers. Our dedicated institutes offer an added dimension to your educational experience by providing additional hands-on opportunities to learn new ways of thinking, new skills, and a new appreciation for the diverse and fast-paced world we live in.

Where innovation meets opportunity
Iona recognizes the need to stay nimble to succeed in a fast-changing world. We make sure our students recognize it too. The Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation—our own interdisciplinary hub for creative problem-solving—offers programming and resources to all students.

We offer experiential learning opportunities for every student—through community partnerships, internships, research and more. Iona students often graduate with valuable, real-world experience under their belts.

Iona is widely known as a leader in preparing career-ready students. In 2019, PayScale rated Iona University in the top 15% of the best universities for a bachelor’s degree in its College Salary Report. We’re proudly recognized as a top university for helping students achieve upward economic mobility and financial security.


The Best of Both Worlds

Iona University offers the best of both worlds—a beautiful suburban campus setting in New Rochelle, only 20 miles away from New York City.

New Rochelle is a city rich with culture and history! With a population of more than 80,000, a history dating back to 1685, and a developing downtown, New Rochelle is a wonderful place to live and work. There are also many great opportunities to explore and access greater Westchester County and New York City. New York City, just a quick train ride away, is the hub of international finance, arts, sports, and communication. You will have access to endless recreational and cultural offerings, right at your doorstep!

New York City, just a quick train ride away, is the hub of international finance, arts, sports, and communication. You will have access to endless recreational and cultural offerings, right at your doorstep!

Undergraduate Science & Engineering Programs

• Biochemistry
• Biology
   - Cell & Molecular Biology

• Chemistry
• Computer Science 
   - Cyber Security 
   - Game Development
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies
• Information Systems
• Interdisciplinary Science
• Mathematics
• Physics
• Web Programming

Dual-Degree Programs (in Sciences)
Iona students can accelerate their education and career with a dual-degree program, earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years ( This fast-track option is offered in:
• Chemistry (BS/MST in Adolescent Education)
• Computer Science  (BA/MS)
• Economics (with Computer Science) (BA/MS)
• Mathematics (with Computer Science) (BS/MS)

College & Program Accreditations (in Sciences)
• ABET Computing Accreditation Commission (Computer Science)
• ACS (Chemistry)

View a full listing of Iona's academic offerings here. 

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