Iona College - Comments and Student Experiences|
Iona College has limited corporate partnerships, and very limited Fortune 500 companies attending Iona's job fairs. All-around, Iona didn't live up to my expectations. Iona College promises students the world and DOES NOT deliver on their promises.
Iona approves resumes with typos and grammar errors, and career planning at Iona is close to zero. You are on your own at Iona, but when you graduate, you will receive on-going mail from Iona, asking you for money to donate to their fund-raising campaigns
To answer the questions asked, attending Iona College hasn't helped me get a job, and now I'm left paying off big loans, and it wasn't due to a bad economy, it is due to Iona College's lack of caring and preparation of their students - that's why they rank 284 in Money Magazine. If Iona has a 63 percent graduation rate, that should tell you something - Iona is failing its students, alums, and parents.
What should I have done? I should have gone to Manhattan College, or a college with a high ranking, that offers a very high return on investment. The majority, if not all, of the MAAC colleges rank so much higher on the list for return on value. My advice is attend the college with the best scores for return on value.
I recommend high school students to attend their local community colleges, complete core courses, that WILL TRANSFER to a four-year college, that offers VALUE for your money, NOT IONA COLLEGE. High school students should ensure the courses they enroll in, at community colleges, will transfer to the four year college of their choice.
Iona needs a total change in regime. Iona needs to appoint administrators that have business and sales background to compete in higher education's competitive environment. A college is a business, and as a graduate of Iona College, Iona, is a sinking college heading towards lower value scores.
Iona implements short-term solutions and fixes, for internal problems, but the long-term results will be lower standard and lower student satisfaction service. Iona needs a change in management to compete with the other MAAC college and local universities.
My recommendation to high school students is don't go to Iona College until Iona is ranked as high as Manhattan College of other local NY colleges.Good luck to all high school students, but I wish I didn't attend Iona College - it wasn't worth the high costs, and now I am stuck paying off big loans, and Iona was very unsupportive in my job search.
After this report, I won't be returning to Iona College. I will enroll at a community college and get value for my investment, and I will transfer to a college that affords students with the opportunity to obtain good paying jobs.
The administration at Iona College, better wake up, before Iona falls further down the list. Why pay high tuition for a school that has a 63 percent graduation rate? If I received a score of 63% on an exam, that's failing, so to me, Iona is failing their students, alums, and parents. My parents and I work way to hard to pay tuition at Iona, to be ranked so low on Money's list.
Campus life is so boring on the weekends, and so is New Rochelle. Iona is just not worth the high investment.
Like other reviewers, completing this survey, I thought the new President was going to implement a wonderful plan, to turn around Iona and get Iona back on the Map, like Manhattan College, but Iona is still on the sideline.
I think Iona needs a President with CEO/Corporate/Business background experience, like Manhattan College, and Seton Hall's Presidents So many times I go to different offices on-campus, and the staff are all new - Iona is like a revolving door - such a high turnover rate, high fees, and high tuition -and Iona College is just not worth the money. You can get a more cost effective and better educational quality at a Community or State College.