Iona College is located in New York State and is just a short train ride north of New York City. In late 1940, the Congregation of Christian Brothers, a Catholic community with influence worldwide, founded Iona College. The school merged with another smaller institution in the late 1980s and henceforth became the Iona College that is known today. This school is a private institution with a rich history of traditional Catholic education.
Iona College has gained recent notoriety within academic circles as it was the recipient of two very prestigious honors. The U.S. News and World Report named Iona College one of America’s best colleges in its 2009 list and The Princeton Review named Iona one of the best Northeastern Colleges in 2008. The college has continued to grow in its over seven decade existence, and the campus most recently expanded with the addition of a brand new library equipped with state of the art technology and a wealth of texts and resources. The Ryan Library, as it is called, was finished in late 2009.
Because of its Catholic roots stemming from the Congregation of Christian Brothers, the teaching style and academic structure of Iona College is based on upstanding moral and ethical principle. The mission statement of Iona College reflects these standards and ethics, and the goal of all faculty members is to produce graduates who are good decision makers, positive societal influences, and wholesome contributors to the American way of life.