Freshman Admissions

Visit Iona In Person or Virtually!

Whether you visit our campuses in person for a private tour or join one of our live virtual information sessions, you'll get an overview of our offerings and experience what it's like to be on our campus!

Start the rest of your life with us.

As you transition away from high school, come to a place where you can learn, innovate and contribute. At Iona, we want to help you build skills for success. And we want you to help us build our community.

Choose from our 45 majors and 35 minors and study what matters most to you. Work closely and collaboratively with faculty members and your classmates. Get involved in the hundreds of events and activities on campus. Find friendly faces around every corner and make connections for life. 

Shape your education around your passions, for your future. Get ready to learn outside the lines.

Applying to Iona

It’s fast and it’s free! Use the code Iona27 on the Common Application to waive the $50 application fee.

At Iona we review each application holistically. We’ll look at your transcript and listen to what your teachers and counselors have to say. We’re test optional, meaning you can send us your SAT or ACT scores if you want to, but they’re not required.

Apply Today!

How to Apply

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Chris Wiggan

I have been presented with several opportunities through alumni connections. I knew Iona was the perfect place for me to achieve my goals.

Chris Wiggan '24, finance major
Read more about Chris

See For Yourself

Experience our beautiful campus and close-knit community firsthand. Tour our state-of the-art facilities, talk to our students and imagine yourself here. 

Schedule a Visit Today

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Special Opportunities

Honors Program

Grounded in a challenging curriculum, the Honors program offers highly-motivated students the resources and opportunities to develop their talents.

More About the Honors Program

Comprehensive Assistance Program

The Comprehensive Assistance Program (CAP) offers comprehensive support and services for students with diagnosed learning disabilities, AD/HD, traumatic brain injuries, students on the autism spectrum, students with an IEP, a 504 plan, and students currently receiving accommodations at the secondary level. 

More About CAP

NSF S-STEM Program

We receive funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to recruit, support and retain economically disadvantaged students with high academic aptitude majoring in Biochemistry, Chemistry and Computer Science.

More About NSF S-STEM

We’re Here to Help

Our admissions counselors are here to help you in any way they can throughout the admissions process!

Meet Your Counselor

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Paying for College

See tuition and fees, calculate your total cost to attend Iona, and let us answer your questions about financial aid.

All new undergraduate applicants are automatically considered for merit-based aid based on their academic records when they apply to Iona.

99% of first-year students receive institutional scholarships or grant aid.

Contact Admissions

(800) 231-IONA

(914) 633-2502

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