Admissions & Financial Aid

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Be more than just a number. 

At Iona University, we’re committed to every individual student’s success. Here you’ll find challenging academics, real-world experience and a commitment to meaningful service — all integrated to provide a well-rounded undergraduate or graduate experience tailored to your needs and goals.

Our commitment to your success begins even before you decide to attend. Our Admissions team stands ready to help guide you every step along the way as you find your place at Iona.

Admissions Process

At Iona, we review each application holistically. We look at high school transcripts, student interviews, recommendations of teachers and counselors and a student’s overall record of achievement. An SAT or ACT score is not required for incoming freshmen. 

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Step 1: Apply Online 
Apply seamlessly via the Common Application. There’s no application fee, and you’ll automatically be considered for Iona scholarships!

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Step 2: Fill Out FAFSA
If you’re hoping to qualify for financial aid, you must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using our school code: 002737.

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Step 3: Reserve Your Spot
Once you receive your acceptance and financial aid award letter, review the information and submit your deposit to reserve your spot in our incoming class!

Submit Deposit

Iona is the perfect place to finish your degree. With 100% of our transfer students receiving financial aid or scholarships, you’ll be able to obtain your degree efficiently and affordably. Our advising center provides preliminary credit evaluations in just 24 hours, so you know how your previous experience will fit in here.

More questions?

Contact a Transfer Counselor

Step 1: Apply Online 
Apply seamlessly via the Common Application. There’s no application fee, and you’ll automatically be considered for Iona scholarships!

Apply Now

Step 2: Fill Out FAFSA
If you’re hoping to qualify for financial aid, you must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using our school code: 002737.

More on FAFSA

Step 3: Reserve Your Spot
Once you receive your acceptance and financial aid award letter, review the information and submit your deposit to reserve your spot in our incoming class!

Submit Deposit

Our personalized graduate programs are designed to accommodate your busy lives. With accelerated programs and flexible schedules, we can help you advance your career goals and aspirations as you balance the demands of work and family.

More questions?

Contact a Graduate Admissions Counselor

Step 1: Apply Online and Submit Materials
Our online application is quick and easy. There’s no application fee and you’ll automatically be considered for scholarships! You’ll also need to submit an official college transcript, a résumé, letters of recommendation and other materials that may be required by your chosen program.

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Step 2: Fill Out FAFSA
If you’re hoping to qualify for financial aid, you must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using our school code: 002737.

More on FAFSA

Step 3: Reserve Your Spot
Once you receive your acceptance and financial aid award letter, review the information and submit your deposit to reserve your spot in our incoming class!

Submit Deposit

Students from over 40 countries come to Iona University each year to join our diverse international community! International undergraduate applicants should apply before December 1 for Early Decision, December 15 for Early Action, and February 15 for Regular Decision.

More questions?

Contact and International Admissions Counselor

Step 1: Apply Online and Submit Materials
Apply easily via the Common Application. There’s no application fee, and you’ll automatically be considered for Iona scholarships! You’ll also need to provide:

  • Your high school transcript, translated into English
  • SAT, ACT or TOEFL scores
  • External examination results or leaving certificate appropriate to your country, such as "A-levels," CXC's, Baccalaureate or Abitur

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Step 2: Fill Out I-20 Application
Once accepted to Iona University, you’ll receive our application for Form I-20. The I-20 is required when applying for an F-1 student visa at an American Embassy or Consulate and for entry into the United States. If you’re already attending a high school or college in the U.S., you will need to transfer the I-20 to Iona University once your current program ends.

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Step 3: Reserve Your Spot
Once you receive your acceptance and complete your I-20 application, submit your deposit to reserve your spot in our incoming class!

Submit Deposit

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Iona At A Glance

2,994

undergraduate students in the 2021-22 academic year

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99%

of first-year students receive institutional scholarships or financial grant aid

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student-faculty ratio

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If you're considering applying to Iona, you're not alone! During the past two years, our new-student enrollment has spiked 32%. Additionally, 99% of our first-year students receive institutional scholarships or grant aid.

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