Student & Graduate Reviews
John student athlete - 2/4/2020
Graduation Year: 2014
"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 - 3/12/2018
Graduation Year: 2012
"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."
Brandon Brito - 2/17/2017
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
Theresa - 8/5/2016
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
Anonymous - 5/24/2013
Graduation Year: 2009
"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!"