About Iona University
At Iona, you’ll find bright, curious students eager to achieve for themselves, and for others. We foster both innovative, independent thinking and a deep commitment to community.
Iona’s unique locations offer the best of both worlds. Our New Rochelle and Bronxville campuses provide comfortable, intimate learning environments. At Iona, everyone knows everyone and faculty members and students work closely together. With New York City less than half an hour away, students have unlimited options for career development and internship opportunities. Not to mention, access to some of the best cultural attractions in the world!
No two Iona journeys are alike. But they all have a few things in common. High-quality academics, outside-the-box thinking and dedication to helping others underscore every Iona experience.
Where Innovation Meets Opportunity
Iona recognizes the need to stay nimble to succeed in a fast-changing world. We make sure our students recognize it too. The Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation — our own interdisciplinary hub for creative problem-solving — offers programming and resources to all students.
We offer experiential learning opportunities for every student — through community partnerships, internships, research and more. Iona students often graduate with valuable, real-world experience under their belts.
The recently opened Kelly Center for Health Sciences spans three floors and features the most modern equipment, spaces and amenities for health care education. Notably, the entire top floor is dedicated to recreating a hospital setting, complete with simulation labs, exam rooms and training equipment on the cutting-edge of the industry.
Iona is widely known as a leader in preparing career-ready students. In 2021, Payscale rated Iona University in the top 14% of the best universities for a bachelor’s degree in its College Salary Report. We’re proudly recognized as a top university for helping students achieve upward economic mobility and financial security.
Iona is On the Rise
Iona University continues to embrace opportunity to shape its future. Here are five ways Iona elevates the educational experience to better serve our students.
Iona At A Glance
NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences
Principally located on Iona University’s campus in Bronxville, N.Y., the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences offers a new vision for collaborative health care education with interprofessional experiences, modern workforce development, and community care.
I have never been more confident, happy or proud of myself, and I really owe it all to Iona and the relationships I have formed here.
Annika Ziels '24
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Meet our Mascot: Killian the Gael
Killian the Gael is the mascot for Iona University!
Killian keeps the Iona spirit high all year round at games, campus events and other happenings throughout the community.
Meet our Mascot: Killian the Gael
Iona College is now Iona University
On July 1, 2022, Iona officially changed its status from College to University, reflecting the growth of its academic programs and the prestige of an Iona education.
In making this announcement, Iona University President Seamus Carey, Ph.D., said the change not only reflects the quality and prestige of an Iona education, but also that it supports the institution’s continued growth as it attracts top talent from across the globe.
Find out What an Iona Education can do for you
Our scenic campuses, located just 20 miles from midtown Manhattan, truly do offer the "best of both worlds." Let us show you around, answer your questions and give you a feel of our tight-knit community.
If you're considering applying to Iona, you're not alone! During the past two years, our new-student
enrollment has spiked 32%. Additionally, 99% of our first-year students receive institutional scholarships or grant aid.
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Developing Skilled, Service-Minded Students
With nearly 50 undergraduate programs and more than 40 graduate programs, Iona offers rigorous, quality academics across a wide range of disciplines. Iona programs have received accreditation from 9 national organizations. Students receive exceptional education in their chosen field of study, and all programs emphasize skills needed in the real world: critical thinking, effective communication, adaptability and creative problem-solving.
Equally important is the University’s commitment to service. Inspired by the legacy of Blessed Edmund Rice and the Christian Brothers, Iona incorporates service-learning experiences into courses across every academic discipline. Informed by our Catholic heritage, Iona values diversity and promotes inclusion.
Meet the Gaels
Students, alumni and faculty share their experiences learning outside the lines.