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 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. We also offer graduate courses in Manhattan.


  • 3,617 total students
  • 2,994 undergraduate students
  • 623 graduate students

Characteristics of the Student Body

  • 697 first-time, full-time freshmen
    • 54% female students, 46% male students
    • 43% underrepresented minority population
  • Most recent six-year graduation rate of 62% (fall 2015 cohort)


  • Nearly 40 undergraduate degree programs of study and over 40 minors
  • Over 25 graduate programs through the School of Arts & Science and the LaPenta School of Business
  • Over 50,000 alumni across the globe

Student Life

  • More than 80 different clubs, organizations, and student groups on campus
  • 1,067 undergraduate students living on campus
  • 57% 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

15 to 1

The above data reflects the 2021-22 academic year.