New Rochelle, New York

Iona College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Iona College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Iona College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Iona College and can I get accepted? The school has a 88% acceptance rate ranking it #135 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,871 out of 10,062 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 56 percent. Iona College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 10% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Iona College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Iona College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Iona College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1080

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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 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #69 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Iona College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >93%
1080 to 1170 Avg + 88%-93%
990 to 1080 Avg - 81%-88%
900 to 990 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 900 Low <72%
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Iona College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
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 26
Average ACT Score 23

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 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #55 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 13 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
26 and Above Good >93%
23 to 26 Avg + 88%-93%
20 to 23 Avg - 81%-88%
17 to 20 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 17 Low <72%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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. The school ranks #97 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 88% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

Iona College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,755 4,307 10,062
Accepted 5,119 3,752 8,871
Acceptance Rate 89% 87% 88%
Enrolled 401 452 853
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 12% 10%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

88% of those who apply are granted admission to Iona College. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1170. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 13% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.