Information and Updates for the Iona Community on Coronavirus

Fast Facts

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 offer graduate courses in Manhattan.


  • 3,926 total students
  • 3,287 undergraduate students
  • 639 graduate students

Characteristics of the Student Body

  • 852 first-time, full-time freshmen
    • 47% female students, 53% male students
    • 46% underrepresented minority population
  • Most recent six-year graduation rate of 67% (fall 2012 cohort)


  • Nearly 50 undergraduate degree programs of study and over 30 minors
  • Five-year Bachelor’s/Master’s degree programs in Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, English, History, Mass Communications, Mathematics and Psychology
  • Over 40 graduate programs through the School of Arts & Science and the LaPenta School of Business
  • Over 45,000 alumni across the globe

Student Life

  • More than 80 different clubs, organizations, and student groups on campus
  • 450 student activities per year
  • 1,339 undergraduate students living on campus
  • 58% of first-year class living on campus
  • Students from 44 countries enrolled

Athletics: NCAA Division I 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

16 to 1

The above data reflects the 2018-19 academic year.

With over 10 unique volunteer and service-learning opportunities, students at Iona are making a difference in local communities and beyond.

From Rochester to South Africa, Iona hosts various national and international immersion mission trips for students throughout the year.

Learn more about how Iona makes the Final Four in helping students achieve upward economic mobility.

With a 16:1 student-faculty ratio, Iona students grow and learn in an environment primed for success.

Located a mere 20 miles north of New York City, the Iona campus is a perfect blend of the urban and suburban.

With an alumni network of 45,000 and growing, Iona graduates stay connected to foster mutual growth and success.

Within six months of completing their degree, 93% of Iona graduates are either working or are furthering their education.

In 2019, College Factual gave Iona College 39 awards for being in the top 1%-15% of colleges across 15 categories.

Iona is the first MAAC men’s basketball program to win four straight MAAC Championships.

In 2019, PayScale rated Iona College in the top 15% of the Best Universities For a Bachelor’s Degree in its College Salary Report.