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.

Website: www.iona.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,178
Undergraduate
Students
(50.6%) 1,609 Women
(49.4%) 1,569 Men
614
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
92% of 10,304 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
532 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
547 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$57,440
Tuition and Fees
$38,812
Room and Board
$15,278
Average Percent of Need Met
13%
Average Freshman Award
$26,200
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,487
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
171
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 52% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

New Rochelle Population
79,446
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
46% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Gavel
Sororities
8% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
9.6% Black/African-American
23.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.9% White
6.6% Unknown
International Students
2.7% from 38 countries
First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
74%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
35.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History 1 2
Academic Electives 1 3

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
715 North Avenue
City, State, Zip
New Rochelle, NY 10801-1890
Phone
(914) 633-2502
Fax
(914) 633-2096
E-mail
admissions@iona.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
December 20

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
92% of 10,304 applicants were admitted
Women
92% of 5,990 applicants were admitted
Men
92% of 4,314 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
986 (10%) of 9,501 admitted students enrolled
Women
487 (9%) of 5,525 admitted students enrolled
Men
499 (13%) of 3,976 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
97% of 3812 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.00
3.75 and Above
8%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
21%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
532 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
19%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
30%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
547 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
24%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
24%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
37%
Score of 18 - 23
51%
Score of 12 - 17
6%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 7%
Top quarter: 21%
Top half: 51%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$57,440
Tuition and Fees
$38,812
Room and Board
$15,278
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Other Expenses
$1,850
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
sfs@iona.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
April 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002737
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
860 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
781 (90.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
781 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
106 (13.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
13%
Average Award
$26,200
Need-Based Gift
Received by 341 (43.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,370
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 560 (71.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,952
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 780 (99.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
79 (9.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,001

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,890 (98.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,523 (87.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,512 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
475 (18.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
16%
Average Award
$26,300
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,072 (42.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,720
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,861 (74.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,823
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,489 (99.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
360 (12.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,100

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,487
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
23.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,792
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
19
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
6
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
332
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,412
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Biology
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
171
Part-Time Faculty
159
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
48%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 52% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 58% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 40% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
599,268
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • English Education
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Game Design and Development
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


New Rochelle Population
79,446
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
35 acres

Weather

Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in New Rochelle
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in New Rochelle

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
46% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
54%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Gavel
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Crew x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf     x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Water Polo x x x  
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Water Polo x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, gaels activities board, council for greek governance, student leader alliance for multiculturalism, the ionian - student newspaper
Sororities
8% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,178
Women
1,609 (50.6%)
Men
1,569 (49.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,949
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
9.6% Black/African-American
23.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.9% White
6.6% Unknown
International Students.
2.7% from 38 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
614

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
63.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
64.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
74%
Average Starting Salary
74%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
35.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 21%
Law 6%
Arts and Sciences 17%
Medicine 3%
Education 22%
Other 4%

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