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
3,287
Undergraduate
Students
(50.7%) 1,666 Women
(49.3%) 1,621 Men
789
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
88% of 10,062 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
490-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
550 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
$37,972
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
15%
Average Freshman Award
$27,155
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,396
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
174
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
45% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Gavel
Sororities
21% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
10.7% Black/African-American
23.8% Hispanic/Latino
1.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.5% White
9.3% Unknown
International Students
2.5% from 38 countries
First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.8%
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 Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

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
Not reported

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
88% of 10,062 applicants were admitted
Women
89% of 5,755 applicants were admitted
Men
87% of 4,307 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
986 (11%) of 8,871 admitted students enrolled
Women
440 (9%) of 5,119 admitted students enrolled
Men
509 (14%) of 3,752 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
96% of 3,656 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
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
490-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
16%
Score of 500 - 600
56%
Score of 400 - 500
25%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
550 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
22%
Score of 500 - 600
57%
Score of 400 - 500
19%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
8%
Score of 24 - 29
34%
Score of 18 - 23
51%
Score of 12 - 17
8%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 11%
Top quarter: 32%
Top half: 61%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
$37,972
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

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 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
852 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
757 (90.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
757 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
141 (13.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
15%
Average Award
$27,155
Need-Based Gift
Received by 344 (43.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,162
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 553 (71.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,901
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 757 (99.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
95 (9.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,274

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,919 (98.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,547 (87.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,540 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
504 (18.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
16%
Average Award
$26,735
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,083 (42.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,123
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,854 (74.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,694
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,524 (99.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
356 (12.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,250

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,396
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
23.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

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
1,710
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
20
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
4
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
298
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,039
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
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • 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
  • Environmental Studies
  • 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 for most or all students
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
174
Part-Time Faculty
155
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
49%
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 Education, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Science in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management of Technology
  • Project Management
  • Risk 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
45% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
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
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf     x x
Lacrosse x x    
Rowing 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  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Lacrosse x x
Rowing x  
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse    
Rowing x  
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Water Polo x  
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, 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
21% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,287
Women
1,666 (50.7%)
Men
1,621 (49.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,961
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
10.7% Black/African-American
23.8% Hispanic/Latino
1.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.5% White
9.3% Unknown
International Students.
2.5% from 38 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
789

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
65.7%
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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