#45 Best Private Colleges in New York

Iona College

New Rochelle, New York

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Iona College overview
Location New Rochelle, New York
Online iona.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Iona College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Iona College, a private institution founded in 1940 by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, is situated in the suburban locale of New Rochelle, New York, approximately 20 miles northeast of Manhattan. The college offers a variety of undergraduate programs, with a significant focus on business, communications, and liberal arts education. Iona's academic climate is supported by a student-faculty ratio that facilitates a more personalized learning experience. Selectivity for applicants is considered moderately competitive. The campus features a cohesive blend of modern and traditional architecture, with facilities that bolster academic and student life, including residence halls for on-campus living. While Iona College has a diverse array of extracurricular activities, it is particularly recognized for its Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. In terms of athletics, the Gaels compete in NCAA Division I, and are particularly noted for their successful basketball and track and field programs.

In the most recent statistical year 6,228 prospective students applied, and 6,004 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 809 enrolled in the school.  2,999 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 622 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $42,128 plus fees of $2,200. Iona College is ranked 440 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Iona College is rated within the top 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Iona College overview
SAT 1030/1210
ACT 23/31
GPA 3.4

Applications Accepted

Iona College overview
Applications Due Feb 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Iona College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$2,200
Room and Board $17,740
Budget for Other Expenses$1,850
Total One Year Cost$65,418

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$58,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

57% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Iona College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 37%
Communication 17%
Education 10%
Psychology 9%
Health Professions 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=191931 IPEDS survey data for Iona College.

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Last updated February 24, 2024