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With a steadfast dedication to service-learning and innovation, Iona University equips students to excel in their studies and careers. We proudly stand as an institution that opens doors to transformative education, rewards ambitious minds with opportunity, and fosters a global network of over 50,000 alumni on whom our students can rely.

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2024 Rankings

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Ranked #66 in WSJ’s Best Colleges in America

The Wall Street Journal’s new ranking of the 2024 Best Colleges in America places Iona University at #66 nationwide based on student outcomes and graduate salaries and #1 in New York for student experience.

2024 Best Colleges in America

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Iona Ties With Yale — Ranked #4 Northeastern School Most Highly Recommended by Its Students

Based on the learning environment, student outcomes and campus diversity, students ranked Iona University as the fourth most highly recommended school in the Northeast. Iona closely followed Princeton University and tied with Yale University.

Northeastern School Most Highly Recommended by Its Students

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One of the Princeton Review’s 389 Best Colleges in the Nation

Iona is proud to be included on The Princeton Review’s 2024 national list of “The Best 389 Colleges." The Princeton Review compiles this report based on surveys of 165,000 students nationwide. It provides insights into academics, professors, student life, campus culture, clubs, dorms, extracurricular activities and much more across college campuses. Offering invaluable guidance for students as they search for their “best fit” school, this national recognition also reaffirms Iona's reputation as a school on the rise.

The Best 389 Colleges

What Sets Iona University Apart?

Founded in 1940 by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, our “whole person” approach to education distinguishes Iona as a leader and innovator among other colleges and universities. Our students grow in mind, heart and spirit during their studies, spurring their academic, professional and personal success.

  • A 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures students receive personalized instruction and mentorship that transforms their academic performance.
  • 94% of undergraduate students find employment or pursue graduate school within six months of earning their Iona degree.
  • 99% of first-year students receive institutional scholarships or grant aid, empowering them to finance their education and save money. 

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2023 Rankings

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Colleges of Distinction

Colleges of Distinction awarded Iona four badges in the following areas for the 2023-24 academic year:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Career Development
  • Equity & Inclusion

Colleges of Distinction

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Best Master’s Degrees in School Psychology

In 2023, ranked Iona University's Master's Degree among the Best Master’s Degrees in School Psychology. These rankings considered program completion rates, cost of living, institution competitiveness, diversity of programs offered and faculty experience.

Best Master's Degrees in School Psychology

2022 Rankings

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Ranked in the Top 5% Nationally for Return on Investment (ROI)

Georgetown University's Center on Education and Workforce (CEW) ranks Iona University's degree in the top 5% nationally for return on investment. Iona degree programs provide students with quality instruction and highly transferable skills that empower them to secure steady employment and above-average incomes.

Ranking 4,500 Colleges by ROI

2021 Rankings

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Iona Noted in Payscale’s College Salary Report

In 2021, PayScale rated Iona University in the top 14% of the best universities for a bachelor’s degree in its College Salary Report. This further solidifies Iona’s reputation and commitment to helping students achieve upward economic mobility and financial security.

Payscale’s College Salary Report

Other Notable Rankings

Iona Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report found Iona to be among the Best Regional Universities North as well as one of its Best Value Schools and Top Performers on Social Mobility.

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Iona Included in Money Magazine’s Best Colleges in America 2023

Money Magazine named Iona University one of America’s Best Colleges for its blend of quality and affordability to determine where students’ tuition and time will most likely yield the most significant rewards.

The Best Colleges in America 2023

Become a Part of Iona University

As one of the top universities in New York, Iona University supports you as you embark on your educational journey. With top-tier instruction, expert faculty mentorship and a full range of student services and resources, Iona positions you for success in all your future endeavors.

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