Iona College

586 reviews
  1. New Rochelle, NY
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Iona College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Address
715 North Ave
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
SAT Range
920-1110
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$26,718/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,285/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,279/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,933/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,969/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,150/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.49 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,994Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • There are minorities but it's mainly white
    31%
  • Diverse with many commuters
    24%
  • Average suburban kid
    21%
  • Caucasian and female
    21%
  • Very diverse, but many hispanic commuters
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
71%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.56 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Just the right size
    52%
  • Community
    24%
  • Very small
    24%

After Iona College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses

Reviews

586 reviews
  • Excellent
    76
  • Very Good
    188
  • Average
    252
  • Poor
    44
  • Terrible
    26
I personally LOVE Iona. It wasn't my first choice, until I came for the tour and now I am the happiest I've ever been.

I say this because I had went to both public and private school before and felt that the private school had a more community feel- where you always have someone who's got your back. On the tour, I could tell the students walking to class would be yelling "hi" across campus and people proudly wore their club/team T-Shirts. With that, there's a train station in walking distance so I can go to the city anytime I want for $7 (and it's only a 15-20 minute ride).

The nightlife is perfect because there's bars to go to or sorority/fraternity/sports houses to go to every few weekends. It's the type of school where you don't NEED to go out, but there's the opportunity if you wanted to!

The workload is not hard, either. You'll get essays every few weeks (sometimes every few months HA) and the professors have office hours and will literally give you a good great just for visiting/showing you care.

Basketball and rugby games are a blast to go to, and the campus is BEAUTIFUL- brick buildings surrounded by trees that bloom pink flowers in the spring and have the New England fall colors in autumn.

If you get involved- IT'S SO EASY TO MAKE FRIENDS. The people who don't enjoy Iona NEVER GOT INVOLVED! If you want to make friends- join a club or team you like or do the mission trips (Student Government, Biology Club, walk-on rowing team, Baking Club...trips to Peru, Africa, New Mexico...).

Small schools will always become more of a home than big schools, and the location and atmosphere of Iona makes it the perfect college experience.
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
For the 2016-2017 year- Iona will have six resident halls. There is housing offered for all four years, so seniors don't have to worry about being kicked off, but most seniors like moving into an apartment to ease the transition from college to the real-world.

East Hall is a freshman dorm that has almost all doubles and some triples. It is 3 floors, has A/C, a kitchen, and a clean laundry room. Since it is communal bathrooms, they are cleaned very thoroughly 2-3 times a day! Because of the small size, it is known for making a tight-knit community with two lounges. It is also in the center of campus.

Loftus Hall is a freshman dorm that has suites of two rooms that are doubles. It is 10 floors, has A/C, a large kitchen with microwaves on each floor, an a huge laundry room. It has one bathroom per suite that needs to be taken care of by those in the room. There are also two lounges and a prayer room.

South and Conese are dorms for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Both are 6 floors with A/C. Both have suites that include three rooms of doubles and one triple. Each suite has a common room with a fridge, freezer, couches, sink, and stove. There are two bathrooms per suite that the residents of the rooms take care of.

Rice is the oldest residence hall and it is almost all singles but the farthest from campus. It is also the only hall without A/C but has the communal bathrooms cleaned 2-3 times a day thoroughly.

As of the new school year, a new residence hall will be completed that will be for sophomore, junior, and senior students. It will have A/C and suites of two doubles, or four singles.

There are also houses in the area that students can rent, along with apartments.
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
The sports games are typically attended by a good number of students, especially our D1 basketball team that often makes ESPN 2 or 3. The rugby and water polo games are quite popular too and fun to watch! Our cross country team has been to nationals every single year for years and years now!

There are also inter murals for groups of students looking to sign up...everything like basketball, wiffleball, and volleyball.

There's also a gym open daily 6am-12am which has dozens of machines and treadmills. Sometimes, zumba or fitness classes are held, too!
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago