Iona College Reviews

  • 21 Reviews
  • New Rochelle (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $38,812
78% of 21 students said this degree improved their career prospects
81% of 21 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 2/19/2021
  • Degree: Business
"Unfortunately, didn’t complete at Iona. The teachers don’t care Administration doesn’t care and there’s no help if you’re struggling. The food sucks gave me intestinal issues. They will group you with the wrong roommates and push you out of dorming if you’re not a “A/B” student or a athlete. Drugs are everywhere. Wasted my money. They were great at marketing prior to acceptance and will offer you small Merritt scholarship to suck you in."
John student athlete
  • Reviewed: 2/4/2020
  • Degree: Marketing
"Attending Iona College is one of the worst decisions I have made in my life. I know that may sound dramatic but here are some of the reason. While at Iona you will pay way too much to attend. Have little to do in terms of on campus fun or off campus there are only two bars in the area. Some of the professors there are great. But most don't care and will mumble through 45 min to get through the class. If you fall behind or need help, you will not find any academic support either. The athletics dept is only focused on the Basketball team. A team that has no idea the concept of defense so anytime they are in a big game they will always lose. Non of the other sports are fully funded so you will have to pay for your own gear even as a D1 athlete. You could be an olympic champion and if you can't shoot a jumper this school won't give a crap about you. After you graduate you will find little in terms of job prospects. There is no alumni network to really speak of. They have this partnership with "Handshake" but most of the jobs pay well below 40k. Many of the listings are for internships and some of those internships are at better schools. For a school that cost on average 25k after aid I would advise you to attend a much better school or a school with more going on. Also, Iona has been kicked off many ranking lists for lying about test scores, their 90%+ acceptance rate and many more things."
Alum not afraid to tell the truth
  • Reviewed: 3/12/2018
  • Degree: English
"Iona is a joke. Few professors actually care. Didn't prepare me for a thing. Finance office is just rude. If you live there you count....if not God help you. Athletes get away with everything because they are sports people. Hungover people everywhere but the school pretends not to see it. Drugs....everywhere. If you are a commuter, make sure you park in a different space in the garage every day because they do not like it if you park in the same one every day or close to it. Marked up my tires because I parked in one spot for two days straight. Computer science department is a joke. Avoid G. When you graduate, people actually ask you if you are an Idiot On North Avenue. That's the reputation the school has."
Arielle
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2017
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"I recommend Iona College to any graduate commuter student looking for a intimate atmosphere to earn a degree. The campus is small, quaint and beautiful. The class sizes are small for most majors, and specifically in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. If one wants to get engaged in sports activities at the school, there is alot of spirit and student engagement. But, it is just as easy to go to class and go home if you feel so inclined. My main complaint about the school is that there is not much support from the financial services department. They are not the friendliest, and often will not respond quickly to needs unless you go to the school in person. Additionally, as to be expected with a private college, tuition is steep. There are not alot of opportunities for graduate students to work on campus unless offered" work - study" through your financial aid package. So, plan your budget and work schedule accordingly. As a graduate student I wasn't looking for the same experience that I was in undergrad, namely a community. So, though a small school boarding the suburbs would not normally be my taste, it fit my needs and offered the program I wanted to pursue. I definitely recommend this school to a graduate commuter student."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Education
"My college experience was very positive. I was empowered to go the extra mile and motivated to do well in my classes"
Gee
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Mathematics
"I loved Iona... professors always there to help"
Cynthia
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Business
"People working on the ground are amazing and care for one another. Free gym and coffee. Students are nice to work with."
Arielle Mills
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2017
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"The marriage and family therapy program at Iona College is one of four AAMFT accredited programs in New York State. This, and the fact that it was close to my job and home at the time, were was a major factors in my choice to attend this institution. The program is three years and more costly than some programs because it is offered at a private institution. In addition to attending and passing all classes, student are required to earn 500 direct contact hours with clients to graduate. Half of those hours need to spent doing therapy with families or couples. As a student in the program, I have received excellent instruction from my professors and mentorship on how to prepare and navigate success in the field. I am entering my final year of graduate school, and I have confidence that the teaching I have received thus far has helped me to be socially conscious, sensitive and competent clinician-in- training. However, this program is not perfect as no program is without its flaws. Namely, the program does not match students with internships, and it does not have a relationship with many sites to help students connect. Without an internship is is nearly impossible for a student to earn all of their internship hours to graduate. It is difficult for students in the program to compete with students from other institutions with established institutional relationships. The program is working to make connections with internship providers, but it will take time before students are able to benefit from it. Of course, the current status of this situation does not make it impossible for one to find an internship, but it will require a significant amount of effort and grit to secure a placement. As a result, the student learns to become incredibly self-sufficient searching for opportunities and a master at interviewing to attain an internship. As a whole, the marriage and family therapy program provides the student with solid foundation to prepare to be a marriage and family therapist. I have enjoyed my experience. and would recommend this program to anyone who wants to study marriage and family therapy."
Graduate, Age 31 works in Private Equity
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Believe I got a good education from Iona. Professors are bright and you can learn a lot from them"
Brandon Brito
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2017
  • Degree: Finance
"Iona College provided the best of both worlds, while having the proper personnel to make excelling in Finance a lot easier then most colleges. Having access to be able to go to the Financial District with little issues, while having a great campus where I can go and learn face to face with teachers, making learning enjoyable and easier to retain. The professors are all well established and well recognized in the finance world, providing great advice, mentor-ship, and resources to make networking and achieving that first step out of college attainable. Overall, Iona Colleges Business School is amazing, and their finance field is exactly what any top student needs to holistically tackle the workforce and I am so happy I was able to take part in such an fulfilling program."
PIONEER22
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Business
"GREAT SCHOOL. HAS MANY DIFFERENT AREAS FOR STUDIES. I ENJOYED MY TIME THERE VERY MUCH. GREAT PROFESSORS"
Graduate
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Mathematics
"The program was very similar to my undergraduate program. The advisors were not helpful."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Economics
"Lives up to its name. A beautiful, clean campus with rich history. It's a small school but offers a large number of programs and excellent facilities. The faculty is top notch and very friendly. I made life long friends and thoroughly enjoyed my time at Iona. I would definitely recomend it to any student considering going enrolling at Iona college."
Arielle Mills
  • Reviewed: 9/3/2016
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"Studying Marriage and Family Therapy at Iona College is a great place to be! The program is full of professionals in the field teaching students how to become confident and effective clinicians. The classes are small and intimate, so it's easy to make friends and share experiences for feedback! The program prepares you to work and impact lives applying a systemic approach to therapy. It's a home away from home!"
Theresa
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
"My favorite part of attending Iona College is the close connection that teachers and students are able to make. Because Iona is small in size it allows class time to be productive and for teachers to provide thorough instruction and lessons. Every professor I have come across at my school is highly successful and their positive and influential attitudes spread throughout campus. Iona College provides a wonderful education as well as a boost of confidence and courage for their students' future."
Nancy Ibrahim
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"As an undergraduate alumni of Iona College, the school name is what kept me standing here. With such a good reputation for itself, I know that obtaining a masters degree from here will only push me one step closer to my career goals."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"The school was a great fit, but I don't think a small school is necessarily the best fit for every student. I loved it, but if I had to go back again I would study abroad. I have varied interests, so I might have double majored. Take advantage of everything that you can while you're in school. Colleges have tons of resources for students--everything from social programs to discounts/free arts & cultural opportunities to career help. Do as much as you can! Take the time to have fun!"
Justus Caesar
  • Reviewed: 2/18/2013
  • Degree: Business
"Pros: Flexible schedule for orking adults Cons: High tuition"
William May
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2013
  • Degree: Computer Science
"One of the pros is that the program allows and supports you to have a full-time job while you earn your degree. Through career services I was able to land an internship at IBM and help start up a mobile application company."
Rosalia Lee
  • Reviewed: 11/29/2012
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"The Marriage and Family Therapy program that I am in is great in preparing students for the licensing exam that is required in order to be licensed to work with New York after the program. I also appreciate and enjoy the work experience that comes with the required internship component of the program. The fact that the program is accredited is an added bonus because any hours that I acquire from the internship while in the program can be used for the hours requirement portion of the license. I do think, however, that the faculty of the program could use better communication and cohesiveness. I know that they have regular faculty meetings, however, I feel like not everyone on the faculty is on the same page in terms of instructing students on correct protocol and expectations in regards to the internship component of the program. This has been my first year starting the internship, and I have found that during the last couple of months, I have been learning what works and what doesn't through trial and error, that when I have reached out to the field coordinator, who is in charge of ensuring students have clients and/or external placements, for clarification on some things, I have been told to refer to the student manual, and that overall, some students who have been in the program for 3 years or more have not exactly followed procedures. I think from a professional standpoint for a program that is training students to become professional, licensed therapists, it is only fair that everyone, faculty included, is on the same page in terms of expectations for students running the internship program, showing students the equipment, where files are located, which forms to fill out and exactly how to fill them out to avoid confusion. It seems like too many people in the program assume that since it is a graduate program, and we are all adults, that we shouldn't be held by the hand through the process. However, a simple overview from the beginning would avoid unnecessary repetition of information on their part, and would ensure that students are following MFT protocol instead of missing steps and creating an opportunity for legal liability from clients. Because of the cons of the program that I have recently experienced, I feel like enrolling in the program in the first place may not have been the best idea when the staff doesn't have everything organized and some do not demonstrate the willingness to work towards a more organized, professional environment for all. The only problem is resigning from the program at this point in the game means a waste of money in the amount of loans that I have already taken out. Fortunately, this career path is truly my passion, and I am opting to turn this into a learning experience and overcoming this small obstacle in order to realize my dreams."