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I'm a Freshman at Iona, and I wasBrightUndecided
I'm a Freshman at Iona, and I was so excited about entering my first year at college. All summer I was counting down the days, in anticpation, excited-to join the college experience at Iona College. Iona turned into a big let-down.

Iona's social life is lacking, and Iona's Academic environment isn't warm. Iona isn't a close-knit community. There are nice people at Iona, and the food is good, but Iona is lacking in a college life. I can't afford to take out big student loans to attend Iona College. Sad to gave to write, but Iona isn't worth the money.

I learned the hard way. The last few weeks I have done extensive research on colleges. In the Spring, 2017, I wll enroll at a college - that is ranked on the affordable list, ranked as a Top College.

Iona College was a let down. I learned, while here, there is high employee turn-over, so many Professors are Adjuncts-not full-time, and I sensed,while here, staff are not happy.

Iona is just not managed effectively, and Iona is all about the Money. I'm writing to inform high school students to do homework and research, and don't base your decision on a college tour, open house, or samples of the food. Do detailed research-it's your money, and your time.

1st Year Male -- Class 2019
Campus Maintenance: A, Useful Schoolwork: F
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I just started my first semester at IonaQuite BrightUndecided
I just started my first semester at Iona College, and I'm not happy.
During the tour, you are presented with a golden image of Iona, and that everything at Iona is Top-Notch and runs smoothly.

When you start attending, you learn Iona lacks cohesiveness.
Iona'a advisement is poor and unorganized. Iona's tutoring center is so understaffed, poorly maintained, and lacks management.

An Academic Learning Center, to me, should exude QUALITY and an enriching environment. Iona's Center is limited in academic support services and tutors,and

it lacks direction and a motivational learning atmosphere.
The college life at Iona is poor, academically and socially.
To me, Iona doesn't offer a quality Academic learning experience.
I'll be transferring, after this semester, to a University that made the Top 50 Colleges in NY-Iona didn't make the list.

Now, after being provided, with the opportunity, to see, first- hand, how Iona functions, I know why Iona didn't make the Top Best list. Iona's Administration needs to devise a plan to turn Iona around so it can provide Quality services to students. Iona sure charges you enough - to attend, and Iona should ensure student services are Bar-none. I was dismayed all- around with Iona's support services.

1st Year Female -- Class 2019
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I attended Iona College for my Freshman Year,Quite BrightUndecided
I attended Iona College for my Freshman Year, and I am now enrolled at a college that made the Top 50 Best Colleges in New York. I'm so happy. Why should I pay money or use my parents hard earned money to attend Iona - when it didn't make the list? I want the most value I can get for my money, and Iona doesn't offer it. Iona lacks a college life atmosphere. The social life is also limited. On the outside, the campus looks beautiful, but on the inside, the school is cold - and it lacks the college life I was looking for. Many of the comments posted are very accurate.

Iona cares about expanding with real estate and buildings, whiled Iona's educational support services, including Academic support, Student Advisement, and Career Advisement, are very poorly managed and understaffed.

Iona cares about MONEY - and charging big fees to ensure they exceed their budget and enrollment numbers, but Iona lost the main focus - of providing a quality education for all students.

Do your due diligence and ask questions. Iona also didn't make the list of affordable/quality colleges to attend.

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