Iona College Housing and Nearby Apartments
Iona College on-campus housing has been an increasingly appealing option for undergraduate students, especially those entering their first year. In fact, more than 70% of Iona first-year students choose to live on the New Rochelle campus, and some 1,350 undergraduates in total move into the school's six residence halls every year.
As at most colleges and universities, there are a variety of living situations available as students make their way through their undergraduate years at Iona, from traditional dormitories (East Hall, for example, which houses only first-year students, both freshmen and incoming transfers), to suite-style living (in Conese Hall, which is reserved for honors students; and Loftus Hall), to the Apartments at Eastchester complex, technically located a block off-campus, but fully owned and operated by the school.
All of Iona's on-campus housing options include expected amenities such as study lounges, laundry facilities, kitchens, and access to high-speed wifi internet (Iona was the first metro-New York college to go fully wireless, back in 2001) and cable TV.
But even with all of those options, Iona students living off-campus form an important part of the college community. The Iona College off-campus housing office offers students basic guidance for finding an apartment of your own, links to helpful websites, handy checklists, and a look at the city of New Rochelle from a neighborhood perspective. And though New Rochelle itself is the obvious first place to begin your Iona off-campus housing apartment search, the nearby towns of Mt. Vernon, Pelham Manor, Tuckahoe, and Eastchester are also within easy commuting distance.
About Iona College
It was nearly 75 years ago when Iona College welcomed the first batch of undergraduate students to its campus in in the Westchester County city of New Rochelle. A Roman Catholic school affiliated with the Congregation of Christian Brothers, Iona College saw an enormous surge in enrollment after the Second World War, and has become an established part of the New Rochelle community ever since.
Today the Iona College campus encompasses some 45 acres along North Avenue, one of Westchester's primary arteries, and enrolls more 3,100 full-time undergraduate students, with an additional 700 graduates students who study both here in New Rochelle as well as Iona's separate Graduate Center, located in Pearl River, New York, up in Rockland County.
At Iona's primary campus undergraduates can choose from among 45 bachelor's degree programs, whether in the School of Arts and Science or the Hagan School of Business. Graduate students have about 30 programs available, though only a portion of these are held in New Rochelle.
In addition to academics, the Iona College New Rochelle campus is a vibrant place for many other reasons, including an active Greek culture (there are at least ten fraternities and sororities in place), legions of other clubs and organizations, and more than 20 Division I varsity sports teams for men and women----the Iona Gaels--competing in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) in everything from basketball and soccer to water polo and track and field.
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