Iona College

Iona College

Iona College was founded by the Congregation of Christian Brothers in 1940. It is a private coeducational college following the tradition of American Catholic higher education. The campus in New Rochelle, New York, sits upon 35 acres of land. More than 3,000 undergraduates and over 1,000 postgraduate students enroll in Iona College every year. This institute was listed in the "America's Best Colleges 2009" by US News and World Report.

Iona College offers BA, BS, BBA, and BPS degrees to its students. The courses are offered through the:

  • Hagan School of Business
  • School of Arts and Sciences

Iona College's athletics department fields sports teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, track & field, rowing, lacrosse, golf, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, water polo, and volleyball. The teams are known as the Gaels and wear the school colors of maroon and gold. The mascot is called Killian. In addition, there are several student clubs and organizations on the campus. Among the fraternities are Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Delta Upsilon Fraternity, and Zeta Kappa Chi Fraternity, while the sororities include Beta Chi Sorority, Delta Theta Beta Sorority, Gamma Lambda Rho Sorority, Phi Gamma Chi Sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority, and Psi Kappa Theta Sorority.

The notable alumni of this college includes names like John Bonacic, New York State Senator; Warren Isaac, basketball star; and Don McLean, singer-songwriter.

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Contacting Iona

Iona College
715 North Ave
New Rochelle , NY 10801-1890
General Phone: (914) 633-2000

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Iona Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management431business management, electronic commerce, accounting, finance, human resources, international business, MIS, marketing
Education and Teaching132multicultural education, educational administration, elementary/middle school admin, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, English teaching, foreign language teaching, math teaching, ...
Media123communication studies, mass communication, journalism, public relations
Liberal Arts115Italian language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, economics, international relations, political science, ...
Therapy and Counseling107psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling
Security and Law Enforcement68criminal justice and administration
Science29biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Medical Administration26health care administration
Medical Support and Technology23audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Family and Social Work18social work
Computer Science and Engineering14computer and info science, computer science, computer networking
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy, religion

Number of programs and degrees for Iona in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree78743
Master's degree25531
Postbaccalaureate certificate495
Post-master's certificate24

Iona Student Body

In 2007-2008, Iona had a total enrollment of 4,323 students (4,088 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 59%
Black 6%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 22%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 33%
20-21 31%
22-24 18%
25-29 8%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York75%
New Jersey8%
Rhode Island1%
(International Students)1%

Iona Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 86 %
Part-Time 50 %

Iona Room and Board (2007)

Iona offers campus housing for 1,086 of its 4,088 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of New Rochelle, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Iona Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540640
SAT Math550660

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Iona Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,206
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,206
Room and board $ 10,800
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 2,950

Financial Aid:
Iona participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 273700)

Iona Faculty

Iona has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year37$104,38917$85,276
Associate professoracademic year44$75,64423$73,987
Assistant professoracademic year27$65,89718$63,750
Instructoracademic year1*1*
No academic rankacademic year8$65,8800*
All faculty totalacademic year117$81,63559$73,795

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Iona Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Basketball Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Baseball Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Track Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4484128

Iona Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Multicultural Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Psychology, General

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Top 6%Iona % of degrees in media
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Top 7%Iona Number of degree programs
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Top 12%Iona % of degrees in business and management
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Top 15%Iona Student SAT scores
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Top 17%Iona Number of students
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Top 18%Iona % of degrees in therapy and counseling

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checked Student employment services
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