HOW WILL YOU MOVE THE WORLD? 4 IONA AT A GLANCE 5 ACADEMIC PROGRAMS 6 OPPORTUNITIES 7 INTERNSHIPS
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OUR CAMPUS PROXIMITY TO NEW YORK CITY SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
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MENTORING AT IONA MISSION WORK STUDY ABROAD ATHLETICS
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TRANSFERRING TO IONA INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WHAT WE LOOK FOR JUST FOR PARENTS
Dear Prospective Student, There are few decisions in life that change your destiny, but choosing a college is one of them. As a college-bound student, you face a challenging decision: to select a school that best matches your abilities, interests and personality. When you arrive for your first day on campus, you want to feel at home and confident in the choice you made. At Iona College, we offer the warmth and comfort of a private college, while providing a superior academic experience. Here, you will join ambitious students and a world-class faculty who are propelled by the bold idea that a single person can Move the World. At Iona, your individuality will be cultivated and encouraged, and at the same time, youâ€™ll always be a part of a supportive, vibrant community. Iona students participate in experiential learning opportunities and internships, study abroad, and work alongside faculty, researching and publishing throughout their college careers. Your deep sense of community on campus will be complemented by the cultural and recreational diversity found in New York City, just a few miles away. Iona College is a student-centered institution rooted in a religious liberal arts tradition. Drawing on our mission, Move the World is a goal that resonates with and represents those who are Iona: students, alumni, faculty and staff. Our graduates Move the World with their commitment and success. More than 40,000 alumni have embarked on careers in fields such as business, marketing, information systems, education, communications and the sciences, among others. An Iona education will change you and move you to change lives, neighborhoods, industries and, ultimately, the world. Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D. President Learn more about how the Iona College community Moves the World at Iona.edu/OurStory
AT A GLANCE How does Iona move the world? Student by student. To learn more visit Iona.edu/Facts
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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS MAJORS Accounting Biochemistry Biology • Pre-Dental • Pre-Med • Pre-Physical Therapy/ Pre-Physician’s Assistant • Pre-Veterinary Business Administration Chemistry Computer Science • Cyber Security • Game Development Criminal Justice Economics Education • Adolescent • Childhood • Childhood/Early Childhood English Environmental Science Environmental Studies Finance French General Business History Information Systems Interdisciplinary Science
International Business International Studies Italian Management Marketing Mass Communication • Advertising • Journalism • Public Relations • Broadcast Media Mathematics Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Public Policy Religious Studies Social Work Sociology Spanish Speech Communication Studies Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology
MINORS Accounting Biology Business (For non-business majors) Chemistry Computer Science Criminal Justice • Security Threat Assessment and Terrorism Drug and Alcohol Abuse Studies Economics English Film Studies Finance Fine and Performing Arts French History Information Systems International Business International Studies Italian Management Marketing Mass Communication Mathematics Peace & Justice Studies Philosophy Physics Political Science
Pre-Law Psychology Public Policy Religious Studies Sociology Spanish Speech Communication Studies Sports & Entertainment Studies Web Programming Women’s Studies
Iona students can accelerate their education and career in a dual-degree program – earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years. This fast-track option is offered in: Business (MBA) Chemistry (with MST) Computer Science Criminal Justice Education English History Mass Communication (with Public Relations) Mathematics (with Computer Science) Psychology Iona.edu/DualDegree
COLLEGE & PROGRAM ACCREDITATIONS AACSB International (Business) ABET Computing Accreditation Commission (Computer Science) ACEJMC (Journalism/Mass Communication) ACS (Chemistry) COAMFTE (AAMFT, Marriage and Family Therapy) CRLA (Academic Resources) CSWE (Social Work) Middle States Association NASP (Psychology) NCATE/CAEP (Education)
A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES If you are looking for challenging academics combined with a strong focus on practical, real-world experience and a commitment to meaningful service, Iona could be the right fit for you. Iona prepares its students for success in all facets of their lives. As an Iona student, you will develop the knowledge, critical-thinking skills and real-world experience — and make faculty and alumni connections — to gain a competitive edge in your career. The College also meets students’ specific educational needs, from the challenging Honors Program to the supportive College Assistance Program.
ADDITIONAL SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS Speech and Language Institute Iona.edu/Speech Summer and Winter Sessions Iona.edu/Sessions Thomas Paine Institute Iona.edu/Paine
HONORS PROGRAM This highly selective program offers additional resources and opportunities for Iona’s most gifted and motivated students to develop their intellectual curiosity, analytic abilities and awareness of ethical and civic responsibilities. This community of scholars stretches their abilities in an interdisciplinary curriculum with small, seminar-style classes that foster lifelong learning, independent thinking and personal fulfillment. Iona.edu/Honors
THE COLLEGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CAP) CAP carries out the College’s historical mission of providing an education to underserved populations. It offers comprehensive support and services for students diagnosed with learning disabilities and tailors academic instruction to students’ individual strengths and needs. For more information, visit Iona.edu/CAP
INTERNSHIPS AT IONA Internships are increasingly expected and even required in many career fields. They also allow students to see what their chosen careers look like in the real world, informing their career choices. Iona’s location is ideal for access to organizations throughout the New York City metropolitan area, and our network of 40,000+ alumni provides an inside track to opportunities. Nearly 70% of Iona seniors recently reported that they have done, or intend to do, an internship before graduating.
“My internships have broadened my perspective on who I am, what I want to do, and how I’m distinguishing myself from everyone else. I’m from Miami, and Iona’s proximity near, but not in, New York City made me feel comfortable while exploring it. Also, the Career Development Center’s alumni dinners helped me learn what to expect in interviews.” Roger Rojas, Business Administration Major Intern, Cohen Commercial Real Estate
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MOVE THE WORLD RIGHT HERE ON CAMPUS Ionaâ€™s vibrant, friendly and safe campus offers much to do, including performances, athletics, game nights and a thriving Greek life. Students can get involved through more than 80 active clubs, student groups and organizations, or easily start one of their own.
RESIDENTIAL LIFE Iona offers a variety of on-campus housing options for undergraduates, including traditional residence halls, suite-style housing and apartments. Iona’s residence halls are equipped with lounges and laundry rooms and are secured by a card access system, with extra Iona security staffing at night. Iona.edu/Housing
DINING When Iona students need to refuel, they head to one of two dining centers or two cafes on campus — or to the many local restaurants that accept Iona’s meal plan. Campus dining choices include vegetarian, vegan and comfort food options, as well as stations featuring salads, grilled items, sushi to order and custom-built sandwiches. A full meal plan is included for residential students and optional for those living off–campus. Iona.edu/Dining
HEALTH & SAFETY We are committed to the overall well-being of our students, offering comprehensive health and wellness services, a counseling center and 24-hour campus security. Iona.edu/Wellness
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: NEW ROCHELLE... Iona College’s beautiful 45-acre campus is home to a robust student life and an athletic tradition everyone can embrace – Go Gaels! The city of New Rochelle offers students plenty to do: theaters, parks, beaches, dining, nightlife, cultural activities and a Metro-North train station that’s a short ride from midtown Manhattan.
& NEW YORK CITY Riding the Gael Express from campus to the train station, Iona students arrive in the heart of the Big Apple in about 30 minutes. The hub of international finance, arts, sports and communications offers not just world-class internships and career opportunities, but lots of recreational and cultural offerings too. â€œI came to Iona because as soon as I stepped onto campus I knew this was the place where I belong. Having that sense of belonging, and NYC so close by, is the best of both worlds!â€? Akil Cardoza, Business Marketing Major
SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCE 65+ UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE PROGRAMS The School of Arts & Science offers more than 40 undergraduate and 25 graduate degrees — a wide range of options for students to develop cutting-edge skills with a liberal arts foundation. Many students also add to their expertise with one or more minors. Iona’s exceptional faculty deliver an outstanding education that combines intellectual inquiry and practical experience in facilities that include new science labs, production studios and a speech and language clinic that serves clients from the surrounding community.
“It’s gratifying not only being a part of important research, but also helping students learn powerful, transferable skills that are utilized in all subject areas.” Dr. Sunghee Lee, Board of Trustees Endowed Professor Iona.edu/ArtsandScience
YOUR CREATIVITY WILL MOVE THE WORLD Iona allows you to express yourself, build confidence and hone skills you will draw on for years to come as you develop your creativity through music, art, media, writing or drama.
• Write for the award-winning Ionian • Play in the iconic Iona Pipe Band • Produce a show on ICTV for its YouTube channel
• Perform onstage with the Iona
Players, Instrumental Ensemble or Dance Ensemble
• Sing in a choir • Exhibit your work in our gallery • Construct an argument for the top-ranking Mock Trial Team
• Host a radio show on WICR
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS The outstanding faculty at Ionaâ€™s School of Business share their real-world experience and theoretical knowledge, elevating your business education to the global level. The school also offers technological tools that fully optimize instruction, from a live trading floor to a videoconference classroom. Overall, the business school has been recognized for its excellence with accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.
FAST TRACK YOUR MBA You can start your career with a competitive advantage if you earn your bachelor’s and MBA in just five years. The Fast Track program offers flexible instructional options — online, classroom and hybrid — so you can complete your degree around your schedule. If you’re a business undergraduate, you can complete the simple Fast Track MBA application process before your senior year. This program is also open to non-business majors who take the prerequisite business courses and begin planning with an MBA advisor in their junior year.
Iona alumnus Robert Greifeld ’79 is CEO of NASDAQ OMX, Inc.
BE MOVED BY YOUR MENTORS At Iona, professors are more than faculty — they are mentors. With a student-faculty ratio of 16 to 1, we take pride in our ability to guide students individually to pursue and succeed in reaching their goals. Eighty-nine percent of our full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field.
“The professors here are so well-connected that I was able to get an internship at a non-government organization at the United Nations.” Ryan Bacci, International Studies Major
CONNECT WITH OVER 40,000 ALUMNI Iona’s more than 40,000 alumni are a network of innovators and leaders across business, technology, communications, education and many other career fields. In true Iona spirit, these alumni are eager to forge connections that will help the next generation of Iona graduates find their success in the world.
“My opportunity to work at PepsiCo as an intern and ultimately become an IT Business Analyst came as a result of an Iona alumni connection. The Iona name really opened the door for me.” Caitlin Mitchell ’11, ’13 MBA
YOUR MISSION: Iona students live our mission of service, justice and spirituality, using their education to improve the world around them. Iona’s Office of Mission & Ministry fosters a caring community inspired by the Catholic tradition and the legacy of Blessed Edmund Rice through campus events, volunteer service and mission trips. Our students extend the College’s mission beyond our campus through organizations such as: Best Buddies Habitat for Humanity Christian Brothers Outreach Project Family Soup Kitchen Midnight Run Wartburg Senior Center
“My experiences in India truly defined to me what service to others means, and helped me understand all the problems and issues India faces today.” Benny Rivera, Psychology Major
RECENT IONA IN MISSION TRIPS Cochabamba, Bolivia Durán, Ecuador Port-au-Prince, Haiti Ghana Kenya
Lima, Peru Zambia Nazareth Farm, W.Va. New Orleans, La. Washington, D.C.
STUDY ABROAD Iona’s study abroad experiences change students’ lives, offering them inspiring ways to experience different cultures. Options are available to fit any student’s schedule, from one-week immersions to semester-long programs.
“Everything we touched upon in the classroom – from history, literature and art to modern European economic issues – was brought to life.” Conor Buckley, Accounting and Business Administration Major
MOVE THE WORLD Through Iona in Mission, students make a difference in the world while applying their knowledge and broadening their experiences – changing their own lives while improving the lives of others.
POPULAR STUDY ABROAD LOCATIONS Australia England France
Greece Ireland Italy
GET INTO THE GAME With an NCAA Division I athletics program and 21 teams competing in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), Iona has more than 400 student athletes who are champions at moving the world both on and off the field. You’ll quickly find that the excitement of sports at Iona is one of the benefits of being on a campus that celebrates achievement in all forms.
CLUB AND INTRAMURAL SPORTS Hynes Athletics Center is the home of Iona’s intramural programs, which include the cheerleading squad, dance group, men’s rugby, flag football, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, indoor soccer and more.
GET MOVING Staying active is easy at Iona. Challenge your friends to a pickup basketball game, swim in the Hynes Athletics Center’s six-lane pool, work up a sweat with the latest fitness and weight machines or take a run on the beach along Long Island Sound.
MEN’S VARSITY SPORTS Baseball
Swimming & Diving Water Polo
WOMEN’S VARSITY SPORTS
Leonard Korir ‘12, a two-time NCAA national champion at Iona, will compete at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Swimming & Diving Volleyball Water Polo
WANT TO MOVE THE WORLD? MOVE HERE. Iona College welcomes transfer students in both the fall and spring semesters. We consider you a transfer applicant if you have received graded credit for coursework at an accredited post-secondary institution, and we will focus on your collegelevel work when we evaluate your application. Recognizing that transfer students have different needs than first-year students, our transfer team and comprehensive website give you the information you need to Move the World at Iona. We personally advise you about academic opportunities at Iona that will fit your interests and goals, and about which completed courses will be accepted for credit.
A WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD
Iona College invites you to find your home away from home here, and join students from more than 30 countries who have come to our beautiful campus just outside New York City for a world-class education. You are considered an international student if you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Once you contact us, you can make an appointment to Skype with an admissions counselor to ask any questions and receive detailed information about visa requirements.
â€œThe international community at Iona is strong. I found it very easy to make friends here. Everyone supports you. They are welcoming and they motivated me to get involved in all of the things that are happening on campus.â€? Magalie Makhraz, Marketing Major
To be admitted to Iona College and receive the necessary documents to receive a student visa, you will need to show: 1. Academic preparation for higher education; 2. Proficiency in the English language, either by background, study, or standardized test (TOEFL, IELTS) results; and 3. Financial support for your educational expenses.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR Preparation & Purpose Academic performance is a significant factor in Ionaâ€™s admission decision, especially in your senior year. Accelerated courses such as honors, advanced placement and International Baccalaureate (IB), as well as meaningful electives demonstrate your commitment to maximizing your college experience. Educational Background The Admissions Committee closely reviews your schoolsâ€™ curricula and grading policies to put your course selections and grades in the appropriate context. Standardized Test Performance We also consider your highest SAT or ACT scores. Beyond the Numbers Grades and scores are only part of the admissions equation. A personal essay helps us understand your goals, interests, experiences and values.
25 Opinions of Those Who Know You Written evaluations from your counselor and two academic teachers provide a sense of your unique gifts and capabilities. These testimonials complete the picture of who you are as a student and a person. Extracurricular Activities After-school activities, volunteer work and employment illustrate your organizational and leadership skills as well as your commitment to helping others. They also tell us that you can manage your time while pursuing your interests outside the classroom. Strength of Character Iona seeks students who innovate and take risks, people of integrity and good citizenship and individuals who strengthen and support those around them even as they work to develop themselves.
26 You Can Get Involved Too The PAIR (Parent & Alumni Recruitment) Team at Iona is here to help you take an active role in the Iona College experience with academic and social activities to experience some of the same excitement, discoveries, challenges and changes your son or daughter will encounter at the College. PAIR members serve as ambassadors, assisting in recruiting highly qualified students to Iona. By sharing your own story, you will be able to personalize the admissions process for our applicants, distinguishing the College and helping to create meaningful relationships between the Iona family and prospective students.
Affording an Iona Education You’ve been anticipating this expense for a long time. Iona College has shown its commitment to affordability by simultaneously limiting tuition increases and increasing financial aid dollars. Your child can reap the lifelong benefits of a highquality education at a lower price than you might have expected. Guided by a belief that an Iona education should be available to every admitted student, the College strives to meet the financial needs of every student. Need is determined by the information provided on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students who apply for admission are also considered for merit-based scholarships, which are awarded regardless of need.
JUST FOR PARENTS You may be experiencing mixed emotions at the prospect of sending your child to college – excitement as you explore different campuses, nostalgia as your family prepares to start this new chapter and concern about affordability and best value. You’re not alone – we’re here to welcome parents, too, and answer any questions.
1. VISIT During the week, on select Saturdays, or for any other campus visit events. Iona.edu/Visit
2. ENGAGE Did you know every student interested in Iona College has a personal admissions counselor? Connect with yours today at: Iona.edu/MyCounselor
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3. APPLY Early Action Deadline: December 1 Regular Application Deadline: February 15 Iona.edu/ApplyOnline
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