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Iona at a Glance

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 college in the tradition of the Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education.


Located in New Rochelle (Westchester County), New York. Two miles from Long Island Sound and 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. We also offer graduate courses in Manhattan.


  • 3,926 total students
  • 3,287 undergraduate students
  • 639 graduate students

Characteristics of the Student Body

  • 852 first-time, full-time freshmen
    • 47% female students, 53% male students
    • 46% underrepresented minority population
  • Most recent six-year graduation rate of 67% (fall 2012 cohort)


  • Nearly 50 undergraduate degree programs of study and over 30 minors
  • Five-year Bachelor’s/Master’s degree programs in Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, English, History, Mass Communications, Mathematics and Psychology
  • Over 40 graduate programs through the School of Arts & Science and the LaPenta School of Business
  • Over 45,000 alumni across the globe

Student Life

  • More than 80 different clubs, organizations, and student groups on campus
  • 450 student activities per year
  • 1,339 undergraduate students living on campus
  • 58% 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

16 to 1

The above data reflects the 2018-19 academic year.