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Iona College


Iona College opened its doors in 1940 with nine Christian Brothers and six lay faculty greeting the first class. Their goal was to open new paths to economic and social advancement for the sons of New York’s working class. They gave their new college the name of Iona, after a small island off the west coast of Scotland where St. Columba founded an abbey in 563.


Iona College embraces the values inherent in being a student centered College, rooted in religious tradition, including the pursuit of and transmission of truth, knowledge and freedom of inquiry.


Need help in finding articles or identifying database strategies to gather scholarly sources for your topic? Iona College Libraries offer a wide range of research support.

  • Visit the Research Desk for assistance with research papers and other assignments. Research Desk hours.
  • Located on the 1st floor of Ryan Library, behind the Help Desk near the Group Study Rooms.
  • Online Research Help, FAQs, and Ask a Librarian.


The Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development offers Iona's diverse student body the tools and resources necessary to identify career interests, select an appropriate major and explore career fields.

We engage our students with a structured four-year career development plan designed to enhance their marketability and to provide a competitive edge upon graduation. Along the way, we provide assistance in securing internships and the job search process.

Student services

  • Human Resources
  • Finance and Administration Office
  • Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
  • Facilities Management
  • Information Technology
  • College Marketing and Communications

Housing services

The College provides students with disabilities with a humane academic environment that simultaneously respects their rights and concerns and protects academic integrity and quality.

Library services

Ryan Library

  • This site houses the bulk of the Iona College Libraries' print collection. It also contains study spaces, reference services, and archives and special collections.

Helen T. Arrigoni Library & Tech. Center

  • This library houses journal and monographic collections in the areas of Mass Communication, Education, and Computer Science.

Campus life

Iona offers a variety of on-campus housing options for undergraduates and graduates, including traditional residence halls and suite-style apartments. The Off-Campus Housing office is a resource for students who opt to live outside of the Iona residential life program.

Sports facilities

We are committed to the highest level of care and concern for the wellbeing of our students. Campus resources include our health and wellness services, the counseling center, and our Campus safety and security department.

Student clubs

At Iona, we boast a vibrant campus life, home to more than 80 different clubs and organizations that evolve to meet the changing needs of our student body. Our calendar is full of performing arts events, speakers, movie and game nights, campus-wide fundraisers, athletic challenges and activities of all kinds. 

Iona College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

New York City, New York, United States

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