Iona at a Glance

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.  The Iona community truly moves the world.


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


Located 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., and offer graduate courses in Manhattan.


  • 3,909 total students
  • 3,301 undergraduate students
  • 608 graduate students

Characteristics of the Student Body

  • 800 first-time, full-time Freshmen
    • 50% female students, 50% male students
    • 35% underrepresented minority population
    • Middle 50% SAT range of 920-1110
  • Most recent six-year graduation rate of 58% (Fall 2008 cohort)


  • 60 degree programs of study and over 40 minors
  • 5-year Bachelor’s/Master’s degree programs in Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, English, History and Psychology
  • Over 40 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
  • 1,318 undergraduate students living on campus
  • 68% 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 2014-15 academic year.