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Iona didn't even make it on the list of the 50 Best Colleges in New York. I just finished my Freshman year at Iona College. I didn't declare my Major, but I was hoping to receive extensive Advisement regarding Majors and career choices when I enrolled at Iona. The advisement was limited, not helpful or supportive. I wasn't happy with the majority of support services at Iona College. The Academic Tutoring Center -is disorganized, understaffed, not very helpful. I sometimes had to pay tutors for assistance, and I wasn't happy about that. My parents and I are paying around

$50,000 tuition plus fees to attend Iona.
Iona's social life is lacking a social experience, and the academic and college life is also very limited.

I was doing research, and I noticed this article as a news headline, and I thought I would post it for your review.

I'm leaving Iona College - and based on this article, I made a good decision. Why should I pay $50,000, of my parents money, and my money (student loans), to attend a college that isn't even ranked in the Top 50 in New York.

That's terrible - Marist and Manhattan, two of the MAAC teams made it.
Do your homework, like other posters mentioned, and spend , not one day, but many days, before you finalize your decision. Iona is just not worth the money - or going into debt. There are too many other choices, that offer quality, and worth for your money, unlike IONA.

Male -- Class 2000
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I recently posted - an Iona Alum, Female,Not so bright
I recently posted - an Iona Alum, Female, Psychology major, bright. When my comments were posted, I reviewed my comment section, and I realized, there was numerous typos. I used my phone - small screen to type my comments. I apologize for the typos in my posting.

As an Iona Alum, in my opinion, attending Iona wasn't worth the money - the tuition and fees are so high for the return you get. When you graduate - the big loan payments start, and you are left searching for a job - minimal wage and low paying jobs. Where is Iona's staff? Iona is lacking strong corporate partnerships. You will see the Iona Ads - that show you a few successful Alums. Iona spends so much money on Ads - they should put more money into Career Development.

All around, Iona isn't run efficiently.
So many departments lack motivated managers and staff. They lack drive, innovation - Iona is going backwards.

They also accept up to 93 percent of applicants, maybe more - to meet their quotas/numbers. Google acceptance rates - read -and study. Iona's graduation rate is very low. Iona cares about quantity - not quality.

Ask yourself, should you pay close to $50,000 a year to attend a college -Iona College- that isn't highly ranked, isn't competitive?? If you get a scholarshop, that's different. You can take virtual college classes, attend state schools, community colleges for two years - and get your core classes - and a great education. Iona's social life is dull, New Rochelle -is a boring city. I stayed due to personal reasons, but if I had to do it over again. I would never take out big loans - to attend Iona - a low rated college. Iona needs to focus more on the students - and focus on providing quality support services. Iona's upper management and board should walk around - get out of their offices - maybe then they will learn what is/is not getting done. Iona needs to rebuild - refocus- to me Iona is lost - same worthless degrees - there are no or very limited jobs after graduation with these worthless degrees. Iona moves on, and you move out - and pay big loan payments. Iona needs to expand - get into the 21st Century - teach new skills - new certifications.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I recently graduated from Iona College.BrightPsychology
I recently graduated from Iona College. Iona's Career Development Office is not helpful. The staff is very nice, but the Department is under-staffed.

Iona doesn't have strong partnerships with big companies, the recruitment fairs are under attended, and at Iona, no-one realky cares if you.are successful after you graduate. You are on your own. As long as you pay your fees and last tuition bill, you get your diploma, and Iona says "GOOD-Bye".

You are stuck with big student loans and no job.
Do your due diligence before you decide Iona is the school for you.
I stayed only for personal reasons.
Iona costs way too much for the limited support services you receive. Iona isn't highy ranked so most Fortune 500 companies don't partnercith Ina or schedule job recruitment days.

My advice and my ipinion is on't ut yourself in student loan debt to attend Iona.
Iina's President and his staff should focus on fixing Iona's many internal divions and offices that are under performing.

Iona wants your money and wants the Men's BB team to win -two big priorities.
Now I gave big loans, and limited hob prospects. Iona's student advisement is also lacking andvery poor.

Alumna Female -- Class 2000
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