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Iona College

New Rochelle, NY 4-Year Private

About Iona College

Iona College is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of New Rochelle, NY, less than an hour from New York City.

Founded in 1940, the institution currently enrolls around 3,590 students a year, including 2,959 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Iona College's endowment was valued at $162,713,000 in 2021. For each full-time student, Iona College spends about $9,883.

2021 Admissions Facts About Iona College

Acceptance rate: 86%

Average GPA: 3.0

Mean ACT score: 23

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Iona College Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Iona College. Around 86 percent of all applicants are admitted to Iona College each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0. The mean ACT scores is 23.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Iona College a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

About 77 percent of students who start at Iona College come back the next year. Out of the 800 students who started at Iona College as first-time freshman, 421 graduate within four years.

Around 60 percent of students who started at Iona College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 42 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $50,063 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $33,004 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Iona College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Iona College a good school for YOU?

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College Info

715 North Avenue New Rochelle, NY 10801-1890

Campus Setting: Suburban

Iona College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Iona College is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Iona College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Iona College ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


20 to 26


20 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Iona College is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Iona College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Iona College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

990 - 1180


Math SAT Range

490 - 580


Reading SAT Range

500 - 590

Iona College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Iona College is like? There are approximately 3,613 students enrolled at Iona College, including 2,981 undergraduate students and 632 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from NY and 23% percent of students are from other states.


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