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Iona College Admission Requirements

New Rochelle, New York

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Chances of getting into Iona College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
86%
Admission Difficulty for Iona College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Iona College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Iona College is 86%.  It ranks #133 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Iona College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 8,869 out of 10,319 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent (SAT 1000/1190 ACT 21/27). Iona College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.0. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 8% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Iona College application fee is $0 and applications are due by Feb 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Iona College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 87% of students submitted SAT scores and 13% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Iona College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1000-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT 
87%
SAT Scores for Iona College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Iona College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Iona College?

Iona College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 900. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. Iona College ranks #60 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Iona College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1190 and Above Good >92%
1095 to 1190 Avg + 86%-92%
1000 to 1095 Avg - 76%-86%
905 to 1000 Reach 63%-76%
Less than 905 Low <63%
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Iona College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
13%
ACT Scores for Iona College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Iona College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #48 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 13 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Iona College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Iona College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >92%
24 to 27 Avg + 86%-92%
21 to 24 Avg - 76%-86%
18 to 21 Reach 63%-76%
Less than 18 Low <63%
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Iona College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.0
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Iona College?

Applicants 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. The school ranks #108 in New York for highest average GPA. 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 86% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Iona College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 17.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 15.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 15.0% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 19.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 16.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 18.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

67% 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 12%
Top 25% of class 32%
Top 50% of class 67%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Iona College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,822 4,497 10,319
Accepted 5,151 3,718 8,869
Acceptance Rate 88% 83% 86%
Enrolled 383 360 743
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 7% 10% 8%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
77

Applicants have 77 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Iona College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Iona College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Iona College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
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.

FAQs

Does Iona College prefer SAT or ACT?

87% of students submit their SAT scores to Iona College. 13% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Iona College?

86% of those who apply are granted admission to Iona College. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Iona College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1190. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Iona College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 13% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.