Iona University

New Rochelle, NY

Iona University

New Rochelle, NY

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If you’re looking for a welcoming community with challenging academics and a commitment to serving others, Iona University 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 that’s grounded in the liberal arts and enhanced by a strong focus on career-ready skills. As an Iona student, you’ll develop the knowledge, problem-solving abilities, and real-world connections—mentored by our faculty and alumni—to gain a competitive edge in your career.

Iona prepares students for success in all facets of their lives. Founded in 1940 by the Christian Brothers, the private, comprehensive, four-year Catholic university 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 week-long trips. Ninety-three percent of Iona graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Academics and career pathways
Iona University 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.

The Iona 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 where you can earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. Programs are available in Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, Media & Strategic Communication, Mathematics, Psychology, and a Fast-Track MBA. Joint-degree programs are offered with Lake Eerie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy and with Seton Hall Law for the completion of a JD.

Academic facilities dedicated to specific program studies include the new Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation; a real-time trading floor with Bloomberg terminals and School of Business expansion, new as of spring 2020; new state-of-the-art science labs; the Iona University Speech, Language & Hearing Clinic; and broadcast media studios.

Campus life and facilities
Iona’s vibrant, friendly, and safe campus offers much to do, including visual fine arts along with 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 only 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.

Transfer admission and financial aid
Iona University welcomes transfer students on a rolling basis throughout the year. If you enter Iona with an associate degree and a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, you will enter with junior status. We offer exclusive transfer scholarships along with a financial aid evaluation, which is given to all transfer students who file the FAFSA.

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At A Glance

• First-year students living on campus: 58%
• Male-to-female ratio: 47:53
Countries represented in student body: 43
• Student-faculty ratio: 16:1
• Full-time faculty with highest degree in their field: 93%
• Courses taught by teaching assistants: 0
• Admission opportunity exclusively for transfers: Rolling admission
• 2022–2023 tuition and fees: $44,328
• 2022–2023 room and board: $17,740
• Residence halls or apartment options: 7
• Phone number: 800-231-IONA

Academic Programs

* Major 
# Minor

• Accounting*#
• Arts Leadership*
• Biochemistry*
• Biology*#
   - Cell & Molecular Biology 
   - Pre-dental
   - Pre-med 
   - Pre-physical Therapy/Pre-physician’s Assistant

   - Pre-veterinary
• Business (for non-Business majors)#
• Business Administration*
• Chemistry*# 
   - Pre-pharmacy
• Computer Science*# 
   - Cyber Security 
   - Game Development

• Criminal Justice*# 
   - Security Threat Assessment & Terrorism# 
• Drug & Alcohol Abuse Studies#
• Economics*#
• Education* 
   - Adolescence  
   - Childhood  
   - Childhood/Early Childhood
• English*#
• Entrepreneurship#
• Environmental Science*
• Environmental Studies*
• Film Studies#
• Finance*
• Fine & Performing Arts#
• French*#
• General Business*
• History*#
• Information Systems*#
• Interdisciplinary Science*
• International Business*#
• International Studies*#
• Italian*#
• Latin#
• Management*#
• Marketing*#
• Mathematics*#
• Media & Strategic Communication*#
   - Advertising 
   - Digital Media & Production 
   - Journalism 
   - Public Relations

• Media, Politics & Society#
• Music#
• Peace & Justice Studies#
• Philosophy*#
• Physics*#
• Political Science*#
• Pre-law#
• Psychology*#
• Public Policy*#
• Religious Studies*#
• Social Work*
• Sociology*#
• Spanish*#
• Speech Communication Studies*# 
• Speech/Language Pathology & Audiology*
• Sports, Entertainment & Media Business#
• Theatre#
• Visual Arts#
• Web Programming#
• Women’s Studies#
• Writing#

Dual-Degree Programs
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:
• Business (BBA/MBA)
• Chemistry (BS/MST in Adolescent Education)
• Computer Science (BA/MS)
• Criminal Justice (BA/MS)
• Economics (with Computer Science) (BA/MS)
• Mathematics (with Computer Science) (BS/MS)
• Media and Strategic Communication (BA/MA)
• Psychology (BA/MA) 

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Joint-Degree Programs
Iona offers joint-degree programs in Dentistry, Law, Medicine, and Pharmacy with the following schools:
• Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine 
   - BA or BS (Iona)/DDS (Dentistry—LECOM) 
   - BA or BS (Iona)/DO (Medicine—LECOM) 
   - BA or BS (Iona)/PharmD (Pharmacy—LECOM)
• Seton Hall Law School 
   - BA or BS (Iona)/JD (Seton Hall Law)

College & Program Accreditations
• Middle States Association
• AACSB International (Business)
• ABET Computing Accreditation Commission (Computer Science)
• ACEJMC (Journalism/Mass Communication)
• ACS (Chemistry)
• CAA (Communication Sciences & Disorders)
• COAMFTE (AAMFT, Marriage & Family Therapy)
• CRLA (Academic Resources)
• CSWE (Social Work)
• NASP (Psychology)
• NCATE/CAEP (Education)

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