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Want the scoop on Iona College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Iona offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Iona College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Iona College was awarded 26 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Iona as #690 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 132 colleges in New York, Iona is ranked at #78.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Iona?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 92%, Iona has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Average Test Scores

About 78% of students accepted to Iona submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 590. Math scores were between 480 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Iona College  ( 500 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Iona College  ( 480 to 590 )
Iona received ACT scores from 22% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Iona College  ( 20 to 25 )

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Iona College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Iona College, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Iona College is 54%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  54 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Iona College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 75% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Iona College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Iona for first-time, full-time students is 57%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  57 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Iona

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,178 undergraduates at Iona with 2,949 being full-time and 229 being part-time.

Iona Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 87.30 out of 100, Iona is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  87.30 out of 100
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How Much Does Iona College Cost?

The overall average net price of Iona is $28,754. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Iona

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$26,366 $26,924 $27,248 $30,805 $31,558

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Iona, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Iona, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $8,952 a year. That adds up to $35,808 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Iona is 5.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Iona Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Iona make about $56,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Iona graduates since it is 41% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Iona College make the most money.

Location of Iona College

Located in New Rochelle, New York, Iona College is a private not-for-profit institution. New Rochelle is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of Iona College

Contact details for Iona are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 715 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801-1890
Phone: 914-633-2000

Iona College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 44 majors graduated from Iona College. Of these students, 579 received undergraduate degrees and 308 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Marketing 70 $38,000
Communication & Media Studies 65 $29,900
Finance & Financial Management 51 $50,600
General Psychology 51 $27,300
Accounting 46 NA
Business Administration & Management 41 $36,700
Communication Sciences 41 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 40 $34,500
Teacher Education Grade Specific 23 NA
Political Science & Government 16 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Iona College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Iona

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 280 students took at least one online class at Iona College. This is an increase from the 202 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 280 27
2016-2017 202 20
2015-2016 174 18
2014-2015 165 19
2013-2014 133 16

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