Iona College

Campus Description

Iona is a private, comprehensive, four-year Catholic college located on more than 45 scenic acres in New Rochelle, New York, just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. The College is composed of nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students and holds 11 college and academic program accreditations. Iona College prides itself in its sense of community, academic challenge, diversity, and commitment to mission and service. Dedicated to providing a career-focused education within a liberal arts curriculum, Iona challenges its students and prepares them for success. Iona College’s Rockland Graduate Center, located in the Blue Hill Office Plaza in Pearl River, NY, has been serving the educational needs of graduate students in Rockland, Bergen and Orange counties for over 35 years. The Rockland Graduate Center is solely dedicated to a community of learners and scholars pursuing advanced degrees in business.

715 North Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801-1890

Toll-free 800.231.IONA or 914.633.2502

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Degrees Offered

Bachelor's (BA, BBA, BPS, BS), Post-Bachelor's Certificates, Master's (MA, MBA, MS, MSEd, MST), Post-Master's Certificates


Varsity Sports: Women's: basketball, cross-country, indoor track, outdoor track, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, volleyball, water polo. Men's: baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor track, outdoor track, rowing, soccer, swimming & diving, water polo.
Intramural Sports: Coed: basketball, dodgeball, flag football, indoor soccer, kan jam, ping pong, volleyball, wiffleball.
Club Sports: Coed: karate, gael dancers, IC cheerleaders. Men's: rugby.

Clubs and Activities

Governing Bodies: Student Government Association (SGA), Gaels Activities Board (GAB), Council of Greek Governance (CGG)

Media Groups: ICANN (The Yearbook), ICTV (TV Station), Kaleidoscope Literary Magazine, The Ionian (Student Newspaper), WICR (Radio Station)

Multi-cultural Groups: Black Student Union (BSU), Council for Multicultural Leaders (CML), Eastern European Club, Gaelic Society, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Hispanic Organization for Latin Awareness (HOLA), Hellenic Society, Iona International, Italian Society, Students of Caribbean Ancestry (SOCA), Middle Eastern Club

Fraternity/Sorority Life (*Denotes Inter/National Fraternity/Sorority): Delta Theta Beta Sorority, Gamma Lambda Rho Sorority, Phi Gamma Chi Sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority*, Psi Kappa Theta Sorority, Delta Upsilon Fraternity*, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity*, Zeta Kappa Chi Fraternity

Performing Arts: Iona Players, Iona Singers, Iona College Pipe Band

Academic Clubs: Accounting Club, Advertising Club, Biology Club, Chemical Society/Chemistry Club, Computer Science Club, Criminal Justice Club, Economics Club, Education Club, Finance Club, History Society, IC Management Club, International Business, Iona Aristotelian Society (Philosophy), Iona College Mathematical Society (ICMS), Marketing Club, Mock Trial Team, Model United Nations, National Students Speech and Hearing/Language Association (NSSHLA), Pre-Health Care Professionals,
Psychology Club, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Social Work Club, Society of Professional Journalism (SPJ)

Interest Groups: Asian Cultural Exchange, Pre-law Club, The Association of Latin Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)

General Interest and Advocacy Groups: Admirers of Illustrated Literature (AIL), Animal Welfare Coalition (AWC), Commuter Student Association (CSA), Colleges Against Cancer, Democracy Matters, Edmund Rice Society (ERS), Fashion Club, IC Green, Residence Hall Association (RHA), Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Students For Peace, Students Uniting for Veterans (SUV), Tara Knights Society (TKS), other Advocacy Programs/Events

Other Student Groups and Committees: IonaThon: Dance Marathon, Maroon Maniacs, RESPECT Committee, Senior Events Committee, Transfer Student Committee

Community Service Projects: Project Family Soup Kitchen, Project Sunshine/Children’s Hospitals, Habitat for Humanity, Project Bro/Retired Christian Brothers, Success Center tutoring program, Make A Difference Week of Service, Best Buddies, Midnight Run, Red Cross Club, Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle, Elderly Outreach at Wartburg Senior Center

Music Ministry: Music Ministry Fellowship, Gospel Choir, Jam Band, Praise Dance.

Liturgical Ministry: Altar Server, Lector/Reader, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Catholic Sacrament preparation programs.

Retreats: Kairos, Retreat for Busy People

Discussion Groups: Life Talk, Women of Wisdom, Committed to Change, Diversity Matters, Dinners Unplugged, 4th Day (for those who have attended a Kairos retreat)
Social Justice/Service-learning: Iona In Mission Service Immersion Trips, Heritage Programs, United Nations Day, Week of the Peacemaker and other general activities

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 3,018 (Full-time: 1,422 men, 1,536 women; Part-time: 44 men, 16 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 702 (Full-time: 176 men, 207 women; Part-time: 142 men, 177 women)
25% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
8% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 450 – 550
SAT math range: 440 – 550
ACT range: 20 – 25
52.5% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
43.9% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American8.4%8.4%
% Asian2.3%1.7%
% Hispanic / Latino21.6%15.7%
% White, Non-Hispanic57.8%45.3%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0.1%<1
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0.2%<1
% International / Nonresident Alien2.7%17.8%
% Two or more races1.6%<1
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity5.4%9.8%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$35,324 per year, or $1,100 per credit
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$13,980 (includes $310 cable and phone charge)

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- February 15 priority, early action December 1; spring- November 15
Transfer Applications:
fall- August 15, July 1 priority; spring- November 15

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines for Freshmen:
fall- April 15 priority; spring- October 15
Financial Aid Deadlines for Transfers:
Within 30 days from admittance

Application Requirements

Freshmen: SAT or ACT; HS transcript; essay; recommendations optional
Transfers: Also, college transcripts; transfer essay; SAT/ACT requirement waived with more than 24 college credits.
International: TOEFL scores if English is not primary language, SAT or ACT scores in place of TOEFL; external examination results or leaving certificate; official transcript evaluation from World Education Services (if transferring).
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
State, institutional (endowed scholarships, annual gifts and tuition funded grants), scholarship and grants from external sources, student loans, parent loans, Federal Work-Study, tuition waivers, athletic awards