Iona New Rochelle

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The best of both worlds

Iona University offers the best of both worlds – a beautiful suburban campus setting in New Rochelle, only 20 miles away from New York City.

New Rochelle is a city rich with culture and history! With a population of more than 80,000, a history dating back to 1685, and a developing downtown, New Rochelle is a wonderful place to live and work. There are also many great opportunities to explore and access greater Westchester County and New York City. New York City, just a quick train ride away, is the hub of international finance, arts, sports and communication. You will have access to endless recreational and cultural offerings, right at your doorstep!

New York City, just a quick train ride away, is the hub of international finance, arts, sports and communication. You will have access to endless recreational and cultural offerings, right at your doorstep!


Restaurants & Hotels


If you are looking to grab a bite to eat off-campus, New Rochelle offers a host of options! In fact, more than 15 local restaurants participate in Iona's meal plan – meaning you will have a variety of choices when it comes to cuisine!

Commencement 2024

Congratulations to the Class of 2024, families and friends! Please enjoy these local discounts to celebrate your accomplishments.

The following is offered with code IONA2024:

Overnight Accommodations

Need overnight accommodations for parent or campus visits? There are many options to choose from in and around New Rochelle.

Dining Out in New Rochelle

New Rochelle offers a wide variety of delicious dining experiences, many of which are located just a quick walk from the Iona campus! Here are a few of our students' top picks.

The Mirage

Located just across the street on North Avenue, The Mirage is a go-to for those looking for an elevated diner experience! Nachos, french toast and the disco fries are just a few of our favorites. Remember – you can use your meal plan here and many other places around town!

Gemelli Pizzeria

Known around campus simply as “Gemelli’s,” this favorite is much more than a pizzeria. While you can pop in for a quick slice, Gemelli’s also has a comfortable seating area and a menu full of appetizers, pasta dishes and more. Be sure to keep an eye out for their late-night, dollar-slice deals!

Avenue Deli

Also located on North Avenue across the street from Iona, Avenue Deli is a favorite for sandwiches, hot plates, a quick coffee and more. It won't take long for Mike and his crew to know you by your first name - just remember to order in the back!


Entertainment & Shopping

New Rochelle & Westchester County

Looking for local entertainment, dining or shopping opportunities? New Rochelle and its surrounding communities offer a host of options!

  • New Roc City – A 1.2 million square-foot retail and entertainment center in downtown New Rochelle, offering fun and excitement for the entire family. New Roc City is the home of the Tower Space Shot Ride, an IMAX theater, and Westchester's largest Megaplex with 18 movie theaters. And, if that's not enough, The Fun House offers bowling, laser tag, miniature golf, an arcade and more! For those who want to dine, adjoining New Roc City are Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar and Buffalo Wild Wings.
  • The Rock Club – indoor rock climbing
  • iFLY Westchester – indoor skydiving

New York City

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Only 20 Miles from New York City



On Campus

Rail & Bus

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Students wait for the train at the Metro North station in New Rochelle.
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If you're considering applying to Iona, you're not alone! Since 2019, our new-student enrollment is up nearly 30%. Additionally, 99% of our first-year students receive institutional scholarships or grant aid.


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Hold Your Next Event at Iona

Iona University welcomes space rental requests from individuals and outside organizations planning conferences, meetings and other events. We can accommodate a variety of event types including, but not limited to, meetings for 30 to 100 guests, lectures for up to 350 attendees, small to medium-sized conferences with capacities from 60 to 250, receptions for up to 200 and sit-down dinners for up to 100.

Office of Conference Services

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