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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: we have a great basketball team, only 20 minutes from the city, many opportunities in the business world

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: sometimes its a ghost town on the weekend.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There is a gym for all the gym loving people. There are great basketball games (the team is great!) The library is awesome! Has plenty of quite places to study. Outside of the library there are great chill spots.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Iona college has a great business school. The Hagan School of business has great professors. The school has a great soccer team.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: The campus itself is so small so there aren't many places where you can hang out and no real quad to relax on nice days.


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One of the biggest assets of the College is the beauty of the campus. Year-round, Iona makes sure the grass is as green as it can be, and every little thing is tidy and in order. The buildings have consistency because most are brick buildings with some stone ones interspersed. Academic-wise, the school tries to keep pace in its field. In 2011, the business school added a trading floor for students, and recently, the school renovated Ryan Library. Support in these areas is not lacking at all, and students aren't disappointed. 

The athletic center, however, is not up to par with larger schools. The basketball gym is at a high school level, and there is also no track for the nationally-ranked distance program. The fitness center for students is also small, and it could be a lot better considering how much Iona students pay in tuition. The lack of space at Iona does hurt the facilities, overall. Iona always has a new project on the table, but the only problem is that it takes time to finish the project. A student could go four years with no changes to the campus or not even get to experience a new project that is almost done. Even though athletic infrastructure is not up to par compared to other schools, it is a good sign that facilities for academics are excellent and are continuing to improve.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
35 acres
Student Centers
Robert V. LaPenta Student Union
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
  • Helen T. Arrigoni Library/Technology Center
  • Ryan Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Mazzella Field
  • Robert V. LaPenta Student Union
  • Ryan Library
  • Walsh Hill
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
Movie Theater on Campus
"Green" Initiatives
Iona is looking to be green through the works of the IC Green Club and the Environmental Concerns Committee. The school is lagging in some sorts, with small recyclable cans and the constant wasting of food at school-run events. This, however, does not prevent the school from seeking initiatives that are helpful for the environment.
  • Gael Guts: Students from all of the dorms, plus commuters and off-campus students, form teams to compete against each other in athletic events. It is a way to show pride in your residence hall and have competitive yet playful fun with students from other halls.
  • Homecoming: Students and alumni gather on campus for different events including athletics, community service opportunities, films, concerts, and festivals.
  • Mass of the Holy Spirit: During the first week of classes, Iona gives thanks and asks for God's blessing in the new year. Following the Mass is a "Welcome Back Barbecue."
  • September 11 Memorial Service : An inter-faith prayer service remembers those lost on September 11, 2001. Iona pays respect to the 15 alumni who died on that day.
  • Spring Weekend: This is a weekend with concerts, performances, and free food, serving as a final get-together before school officially closes out toward the end of the semester.
Urban Legends
Two urban legends include one about a girl who plays marbles in Loftus Hall, and another about a ghost named Brian, a former light board technician in Doorley Auditorium, who is believed to have hanged himself there and now lives in the auditorium as a spirit.
Favorite Things To Do
Depending on the season, students do different things. If it is nice outside, students will play Frisbee, soccer, or football on the field. Girls will also be outside tanning on the field or chatting and reading a book. Students also sit around on Walsh Hill between classes, since it is located in the middle of campus and a lot of people-watching can go on here. During the winter, students seem to stay inside, but people do play in the snow on the field and attempt to sled down Walsh Hill until campus security tells them to leave.
Student Newspaper
The Ionian
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
At Iona, there are more than enough clubs with which to get involved. If a student is looking for a leadership role as he or she gets older, this is certainly not out of the question. The academic clubs have their own advantages, but attendance is usually dependent on who majors in what. The Ionian student newspaper has a lot of relevance on campus, since it keeps students up-to-date on campus topics and has stands scattered throughout campus. Although many students do not know how the Student Government Association (SGA) works, it does have a big impact, since it is a forum for student representatives to express the concerns of the student body and work for change at Iona.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Literary magazine
  • Model UN
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student-run film society
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
Iona has a new state-of-the-art trading floor. Iona is the only college in Westchester County to offer a trading floor to students.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 36 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 20 responses

  • 26% Spring Weekend
  • 26% Homecoming
  • 12% Gael Guts
  • 10% Lighting of the christmas tree and nativity
  • 10% Basketball games
  • 6% I haven't had time to experience all activities
  • 4% Noting
  • 2% September 11 Memorial Service
  • 2% Mass of the Holy Spirit
  • 2% Maroon Madness

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 20 responses

  • 22% Sit on the hill
  • 20% Walk
  • 20% Hang out in the dorms
  • 13% Go to the basketball games
  • 11% Run around the nice neighborhoods
  • 11% Chill with friends
  • 2% These are all stupid
  • 2% Eat on the grass

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 21 responses

  • 38% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 52% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 5% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 5% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 39 responses

  • 31% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 41% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 13% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 15% I hate my school and have no school spirit.


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