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New Rochelle, New York

Iona College is ideally located in New Rochelle, N.Y., two miles from Long Island Sound and five miles north of the New York City border.

Aerial view of New Rochelle encompassing Iona College and all the way to the harbor.

Known as the “Queen City of the Sound”, the town of New Rochelle has a population of approximately 72,000 in just under 11 square miles, a history dating back to 1685, and a developing downtown. In 2014, New Rochelle was voted the 13th best city in which to live out of 550 cities, and was the only one in Westchester County, N.Y. named to the list. Offering the sophistication of an established suburb, New Rochelle has been home to the French Huguenots, American founding political figure Thomas Paine, and artist Norman Rockwell, as well as numerous leaders in commerce, industry and entertainment. New Rochelle and the surrounding Westchester area are home to some of the nation’s best public, private and parochial schools, offering a myriad of elementary, middle and high school options to meet every child and family’s needs.

The heart of New York City is a short ride away where students and faculty alike can experience the vibrant hub of international finance, arts, sports and communications for both internship and career opportunities, in addition to recreational and cultural activities. Serviced by the Amtrak/Metro North commuter rail station, New Rochelle is the second busiest commuter railroad in North America, offering service between New York City and northern suburbs in New York and Connecticut. Downtown New Rochelle offers a myriad of activities: theaters, parks, beaches, dining, nightlife and cultural events.

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