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Can anyone describe the typical profile of students who get accepted to Iona College?

Hi guys! So, I'm in the midst of my college search and Iona College caught my eye. To anyone who's familiar, could you share what the accepted student profile generally looks like? I'd appreciate knowing more about their GPA, SAT/ACT scores, or any specific extracurriculars that might set an applicant apart.

8 months ago

Hi there! Typically, successful applicants to Iona have a GPA in the range of 3.0 to 3.7. While Iona is test-optional, previously, students with SAT scores fell between 1000 and 1180 or an ACT score of about 20-24. In terms of the balance between GPA and test scores, if your GPA isn't quite in their range, submitting a high test score (in the 1300s, for example), could help compensate for that. Alternatively, if you have a GPA significantly above their average range (a 4.0, say), submitting a standardized test score probably won't help your application all that much, as you've already proved your academic readiness. So, the time you'd spend studying would likely be better spent on coursework, your extracurriculars, and so on.

Speaking of extracurriculars, Iona looks for students who are engaged and show commitment, whether that's through sports, community service, clubs, or leadership roles. It's more about the quality of your involvement than the quantity. For instance, if you're a member of a few clubs where you play a significant role, that can resonate more than being a passive member in a ton of organizations. So, rather than just listing everything you've ever done, focus on highlighting the activities where you'd dedicated the most time and energy.

If you have more questions about what the average Iona student looks like, I'd recommend visiting Iona's admissions website for the most current and detailed admissions profile. Good luck with your application!

8 months ago

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