Iona College is a diverse community college, that provide an excellent academic education under the American Catholic higher education and Christian Brothers. We provide challenging academics enriched through independent research and practical experience, a combination that prepares our graduates to excel in their chosen fields and move the world. We educate our students for their success in a rapidly changing environment and sharpen the skills such as critical thinking, effective communication, problem-solving, ethical decision-making, computer competency and scientific and technological literacy.
We offer BA, BS, BBA, and BPS undergraduate degrees and several master's degree programs. An honors program, with special courses, seminars, mentoring, advising, and off-campus opportunities, is available to top students. We are one of the most highly accredited colleges in the state of New York. Welcome to an academic environment designed to meet the challenges of a changing world.
College is a caring academic community; the purpose is to foster intellectual inquiry, community engagement, and an appreciation for diversity. In the tradition of American Catholic Higher Education, we commit our energies and resources to the development of graduates recognized for their ethics, creativity and problem-solving abilities; their independent and adaptable thinking, their joy in lifelong learning.
We motivate our students to seek to achieve a better life, using their education for the common good. Their success will be facilitated by a committed and talented faculty and staff, who will inspire students to prepare for full lives and productive careers in a liberal arts-based and a technology, collaborative learning environment that emphasizes critical thinking and creativity. We will develop the whole person, facilitate leadership development, promote community engagement and service learning, encourage enrichment through diversity, and capitalize on its proximity to New York City with its wealth of learning and employment opportunities. We will secure the necessary resources, sharpen its distinctiveness, increase its affordability, strengthen its infrastructure, and invest in and support the talent needed to realize this vision