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3 College Freshman

Academics: You get what you pay for

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Iona academics are excellent. The professors, as I said earlier, are ALWAYS willing to meet with students for extra help but all are very qualified to be teaching and are very passionate. The styles they use to teach are all so diverse which tailors to a variety of students. Each teacher usually assigns two essays and maybe one test per month. It is definitely most interesting than high school but not much harder!

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics at Iona college are the best for many reasons. For instance the professors put in great effort to make sure student understand the content. Also the workload isn't to heavy which allows students learn and practice concepts and ideas much more easily.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The Academics is really good and you may learn a lot, although I sometimes wish it was a bit more challenging and would go more in depth with certain things and have more conversations and talk about certain topics in today's society.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Iona is known for its business program.

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Iona is a small college split between a well-known business school and a school of arts and sciences. Business leads the way as the most common degree, while majors in communications, education, psychology, and health care are spread out evenly. Students do not need to declare their major until the end of sophomore year, and many students are happy with their respective departments. Professors are typically well rounded in their subjects. Unfortunately, not all teachers are perfect, as there are some who are older and behind in the game. It is much easier to interact with professors and develop a relationship in the small setting Iona creates. As you get deeper into your major, your class sizes become much smaller, and this is a benefit in the learning process, as more individual help and attention are focused on you. A lot of teachers want to help and have office hours set up for assistance. It is typical for students to ask for recommendations with ease, as students end up getting to know their professors pretty well as long as they put in the work.

There are many internship and job opportunities available since New York City is so close to the school. Iona provides guidance in obtaining these positions through their services in the career development office, which is only useful if you actually show your face at the place. The classes at Iona are really what you make of them. You are given more than enough chances to succeed, but you are going to have to put in the work yourself.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Graduation Rate
Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 38%
  • 20 to 49 students: 61%
  • 50 or more students: 1%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Hagan School of Business
  • School of Arts and Science
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting: 4%
  • Business Administration and Management: 6%
  • Finance, General: 5%
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce: 4%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
Online Courses
Online courses are more common during January intersessions and summer sessions. The reason for this is students may be wanting to catch up or get ahead with classes. During these time periods, students are also on break, so they can have time to earn credits while at home. Many times teachers have students upload photos of themselves to create a face to the names. If teachers are willing to hold an online class, they are typically open to helping a student in any way they can, since the process can be very unfamiliar to students.
Best Places to Study
  • Arrigoni Library
  • Lapenta Student Union
  • Ryan Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Attend classes! Attendance is big here. You will fail if you miss too many classes.
  • Avoid the bookstore if you want to save money.
  • Be open-minded during the first weeks to make friends more easily.
  • Don't party too much the first month of school! Party animals are not the types of friends you want to make; they will definitely affect your academics if they become a permanent part of your social clique.
  • Get active—otherwise, you're probably missing out! Do not be shy!
  • Make sure to talk to your teachers one on one if you have any questions—it's their job!
  • Print papers early in the morning to avoid the afternoon rush in the computer labs.
  • Rely on your resources—RAs, advisers, campus ministers, Rudin Center, student government, etc.
  • Seriously, get involved.
  • Stay focused, study hard, and don't fall behind.
  • Take advantage of the connections your professors have.
Did You Know?
Iona offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and more than 30 minors.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 47 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 25 responses

  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 25 responses

  • 0% This was my dream school.
  • 60% This was one of my top choices.
  • 40% This was a school I settled for (safety school).


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