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 is one that truly learns outside the lines.


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


Two campuses in Westchester County - New Rochelle and nearby Bronxville, New York. Two miles from Long Island Sound and 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan.


  • 3,720 total students
  • 3,134 undergraduate students
  • 586 graduate students

Characteristics of the Student Body

  • 802 first-time, full-time freshmen
  • 54% female students, 46% male students
  • 38 states and territories represented
  • Students from 43 countries enrolled
  • Most recent six-year graduation rate of 57% (fall 2017 cohort)


  • Nearly 40 undergraduate degree programs of study and 50 minors
  • 25 graduate programs through the School of Arts & Science, LaPenta School of Business, NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences and Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    • 16 master’s degrees
    • 9 advanced certificate programs
  • Over 50,000 alumni across the globe

Student Life

  • More than 80 different clubs, organizations and student groups on campus including 10 club sports teams and an expanded performing arts program
  • 1,171 undergraduate students living on campus
  • 56% of first-year class living on campus

Athletics: NCAA Division I program with 23 varsity teams

  • NCAA Division I program with 23 Varsity teams
  • Men: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Track & Field, Water Polo. Newly announced Lacrosse begins 2024-25
  • Women: Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Track & Field, Volleyball, Water Polo. Newly announced Acrobatics & Tumbling begins 2024-25
  • Renowned for Men’s Basketball, New York’s winningest team for over 25 years; and Men’s Cross Country, MAAC Championship team 32 years straight

Student-Faculty Ratio


The above data reflects the 2023-24 academic year.