If you are considering submitting an application to Iona College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
The following is an overiew of some of Iona College's admissions stats.
|Iona College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||5%|
|Mean SAT Score||1153|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||12%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||3%|
These are the application deadlines for Iona College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||December 1||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||December 15||January 15|
Iona College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by December 1
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 15. Iona College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.
Iona College accepts around 97% of early action applicants and 93% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Iona College admitted 3,11 of the 3,95 who applied early action.
Some students apply early to college to boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.
➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to get into Iona College. Iona College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Iona College accepted 93% of students, around 6,132 from the 6,625 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Iona College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Iona College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.
What does Iona College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Iona College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Iona College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Iona College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Iona College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 43% submitted a class rank. At Iona College 5% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 26% were in the top 25% and 60% were in the top 50%.
At Iona College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||11%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18%|
|3.25 and 3.49||9%|
|3.00 and 3.24||13%|
|2.50 and 2.9||17%|
|2.00 and 2.49||7%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Iona College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Iona College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Iona College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 12% of Iona College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Iona College applicants, you should aim to score between 1060 and 1250 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Iona College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1250 and 25% of scored lower than 1060, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Iona College student is 1153.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Iona College students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Iona College students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.
To be most competitive at Iona College, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Iona College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Iona College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Iona College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Iona College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Iona College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Iona College.
Does Iona College accept transfer credits?
✅ Iona College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Iona College accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Iona College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Iona College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Iona College?
❌ No, Iona College is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to send your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Iona College's acceptance rate?
✅ Iona College has an acceptance rate of 93%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Iona College?
✅ Iona College offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Iona College?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Iona College was 97% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Iona College? Iona College is a somewhat selective institution. The Iona College acceptance rate is 93%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
29 and Above
23 to 29
23 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Iona College is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Iona College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1250 and Above
1060 to 1250
1060 and Less
The median SAT score for Iona College students is 1153. Applicants with SAT scores of 1250 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Iona College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1060 to 1250 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1060 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Iona College.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Iona College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.4. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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