Iona College Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(3.78 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 24 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 3,977 (3,271 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 46% part-time, 54% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $18,904
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

I recommend Iona College to any graduate commuter student looking for a intimate atmosphere to earn a degree. The campus is small, quaint and beautiful. The class sizes are small for most majors, and specifically in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. If one wants to get engaged in sports activities at the school, there is alot of spirit and student engagement. But, it is just as easy to go to class and go home if you feel so inclined. My main complaint about the school is that there is not much support from the financial services department. They are not the friendliest, and often will not respond quickly to needs unless you go to the school in person. Additionally, as to be expected with a private college, tuition is steep. There are not alot of opportunities for graduate students to work on campus unless offered" work - study" through your financial aid package. So, plan your budget and work schedule accordingly. As a graduate student I wasn't looking for the same experience that I was in undergrad, namely a community. So, though a small school boarding the suburbs would not normally be my taste, it fit my needs and offered the program I wanted to pursue. I definitely recommend this school to a graduate commuter student.
4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

My college experience was very positive. I was empowered to go the extra mile and motivated to do well in my classes
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2008

I loved Iona... professors always there to help
2.8 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2012

People working on the ground are amazing and care for one another. Free gym and coffee. Students are nice to work with.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

The marriage and family therapy program at Iona College is one of four AAMFT accredited programs in New York State. This, and the fact that it was close to my job and home at the time, were was a major factors in my choice to attend this institution. The program is three years and more costly than some programs because it is offered at a private institution. In addition to attending and passing all classes, student are required to earn 500 direct contact hours with clients to graduate. Half of those hours need to spent doing therapy with families or couples. As a student in the program, I have received excellent instruction from my professors and mentorship on how to prepare and navigate success in the field. I am entering my final year of graduate school, and I have confidence that the teaching I have received thus far has helped me to be socially conscious, sensitive and competent clinician-in- training. However, this program is not perfect as no program is without its flaws. Namely, the program does not match students with internships, and it does not have a relationship with many sites to help students connect. Without an internship is is nearly impossible for a student to earn all of their internship hours to graduate. It is difficult for students in the program to compete with students from other institutions with established institutional relationships. The program is working to make connections with internship providers, but it will take time before students are able to benefit from it. Of course, the current status of this situation does not make it impossible for one to find an internship, but it will require a significant amount of effort and grit to secure a placement. As a result, the student learns to become incredibly self-sufficient searching for opportunities and a master at interviewing to attain an internship. As a whole, the marriage and family therapy program provides the student with solid foundation to prepare to be a marriage and family therapist. I have enjoyed my experience. and would recommend this program to anyone who wants to study marriage and family therapy.
3.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2013

Believe I got a good education from Iona. Professors are bright and you can learn a lot from them
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2020

I am a 1st year student and I have high expectations of this campus based on former graduates and reviews. I live in the town the school is located and I have mixed reviews about the students however, now that I am attending I find this school to be very rewarding. They offer so much, and given its reputation, Id expect nothing less, but as a graduate student you have to really review and find things out for yourself. There is little information offered unless you request but what do you know when this is your first experience right? This may be my personal experience but I find new thing and opportunities literally everyday I am on campus and interacting with those around me. They have a lovely campus, and as the weather improves I find more and more interesting things to participate in. I spend time here and there exploring and finding new things on campus and by researching on the website. Overall, I enjoy the coursework, the professors are helpful as can be and there is much room for networking and professional and personal growth.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

GREAT SCHOOL. HAS MANY DIFFERENT AREAS FOR STUDIES. I ENJOYED MY TIME THERE VERY MUCH. GREAT PROFESSORS
2.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2011

The program was very similar to my undergraduate program. The advisors were not helpful.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2013

Lives up to its name. A beautiful, clean campus with rich history. It's a small school but offers a large number of programs and excellent facilities. The faculty is top notch and very friendly. I made life long friends and thoroughly enjoyed my time at Iona. I would definitely recomend it to any student considering going enrolling at Iona college.
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