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Iona College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

92.2%
Admission Difficulty for Iona College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Can I get into Iona College? The school has a 92% acceptance rate. Last year, 9,501 out of 10,305 applicants were admitted making Iona College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. Iona College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 9% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1060-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Iona College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Iona College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Estimated Average SAT 1160
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Iona College?

Iona College typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Iona College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >95%
1155 to 1250 Avg + 92%-95%
1060 to 1155 Avg - 87%-92%
965 to 1060 Reach 80%-87%
Less than 965 Low <80%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
22%
ACT Scores for Iona College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Iona College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 25
Estimated Average ACT 22
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Iona College?

Admission data indicates that Iona College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. 22 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Iona College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Iona College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >96%
22 to 25 Avg + 92%-96%
20 to 22 Avg - 88%-92%
18 to 20 Reach 83%-88%
Less than 18 Low <83%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.0
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Iona College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Iona College was 3.0 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.0 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Iona College accepts 92% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Iona College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 9% Good
3.50 to 3.75 11% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Good
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 28% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 17% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 3% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

66% of Iona College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Iona College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 31%
Top 50% of class 66%
Bottom 50% of class 34%
Bottom 25% of class 14%

Admission Statistics

Iona College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,990 4,314 10,305
Accepted 5,525 3,976 9,501
Acceptance Rate 92% 92% 92%
Enrolled 436 424 860
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 11% 9%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Iona College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Iona College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Iona College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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