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Iona College
New Rochelle, NY
Iona, founded in 1940, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Business Administration. Its 35-acre campus is located in New Rochelle on Long Island Sound, 16 miles from New York City.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,329
   Women 1,718 (51.6%)
   Men 1,611 (48.4%)
Graduate Students 690
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 91% of 10,896 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.00
SAT Math 499 average
440-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 503 average
450-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $54,334
  Tuition and Fees $36,584
  Room and Board $14,400
Average Percent of Need Met 14%
Average Freshman Award $26,835
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 172
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 37% of classes
30-39 students: 23% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
New Rochelle Population 79,446
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 63% of freshmen, 41% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Gavel
Sororities 7% of women participate
Fraternities 3% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.4% Asian
9.6% Black/African-American
22.6% Hispanic/Latino
1.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.8% White
5.4% Unknown
International Students 2.5% from 43 countries
First-Year Students Returning 77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 60.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 74%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 35.0%