Iona at a Glance

How does Iona move the world? Student by student.

Take a moment to browse our website and learn about the characteristics that set us apart: the small class sizes, highly accredited programs, numerous cultural, athletic and service opportunities, a tight-knit community and outstanding resources that nurture student success at Iona.  Here are some fast facts to get you started:


Established in 1940 as a Catholic college in the tradition of the Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education.


Located on nearly 45 acres in New Rochelle (Westchester County), New York. Two miles from Long Island Sound and 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. We also have a graduate center in Rockland County, N.Y.


  • 4,241 total students
  • 3,110 full-time undergraduates
  • Over 700 graduate and professional students at two campuses

Characteristics of the Student Body

  • 922 first-time, full-time Freshmen
    • 55% female students, 45% male students
    • 36% underrepresented minority population
    • Middle 50% SAT range of 900-1110
  • Most recent six-year graduation rate of 63% (fall 2007 cohort)


  • 45 program majors, 35 minors
  • 5-year Bachelor’s/Master’s degree programs in Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, English, History and Psychology
  • 30 graduate programs through the School of Arts and Science and the Hagan School of Business
  • Fast-track MBA program
  • Over 40,000 alumni across the globe

Student Life

  • More than 80 different clubs and organizations on campus
  • 450 student activities per year
  • 1,350 undergraduate students living in campus housing
  • 71% of first-year class living on campus
  • Students from over 30 countries enrolled

Athletics: NCAA Division 1 program with 21 varsity teams

  • Men: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Track & Field, Water Polo
  • Women: Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Track & Field, Volleyball, Water Polo

Student-Faculty Ratio

15 to 1

*The above data reflects the 13/14 academic year.