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Dear High School Students,
Dear High School Students,
Don't waste your parents hard-earned money going to Iona College. I transferred out after one semester. Iona is not worth taking loans out to attend, and it's definitely not worth going into debt to attend a mediocre college like Iona.

Choose a college that is highly ranked, and choose a major that you will be able to get a good paying job when you graduate.

Iona College definitely can't "Move The World" - because it is so poorly managed. Very few people in academic support centers care about the students well-being.

The Basketball team is winning -that's where the money is - in the sports programs - Men's basketball. Academically - Iona is just not up to par. I was disappointed in the college all around, but I'm gone, and enrolled in a college - that offers quality and cares about the students enrolled.

Male -- Class 2000
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I also just read the on-line article regardingBrightPsychology
I also just read the on-line article regarding enrolling in top-tier colleges. If I had to do it again, I wouldn't have attended Iona College. I now have big loans to pay back. Iona College's academic support services are very limited, including Career advising, job fairs, corporations and organizations that attend and recruit Iona students. Iona definitely wasn't worth the money. Do your due diligence before you attend any college. To me, Iona College, just cared about taking your money - and the value you receive is definitely not worth going into debt for. Do research, ask questions, and do extensive homework before you enroll at Iona. I also just reviewed Iona's ranking in Money Magazine and U.S. News and World Report- and Iona ranks so low compared to other regional colleges - that's sad.
Alumna Female -- Class 2000
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I agree with the other posters in regards to Iona preparing students to enter the world of work in the 21st Century. Before you choose Iona, make sure you ask for copies of all the companies that attend Iona's Job Recruitment fairs, for all majors. Also ask how many of Iona graduates were hired. You don't just want to hear about the few successful alums - that are in pictures on the walls, on the website, and in Iona Ads. Ask for reports - ask to see how many of the Fortune 500 corporations have recruitment days at Iona. Get details - get statistics, and facts.

Now, I graduated, and I'm looking for a job, I have big loans to pay back to Iona - and all I get from Iona - is letters asking me to contribute to their current campaign.

I could have saved so much money, attended a community college and obtained a certificate in Healthcare or a different field - and developed the skills needed to enter today's workforce.

Iona's rankings, compared to area colleges, are so low. I did receive an award to attend Iona, but the money I paid out on tuition and fees was to high for the return I received.

I would advice any high school students considering attending Iona to do extensive research, spend days on campus, and ask a lot of questions.

Alumna Female -- Class 2000
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