2018 Best Catholic Colleges in New YorkAbout this List

The 2018 Best Catholic Colleges ranking is based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education. The top-ranked Catholic colleges are leading academic institutions that offer students an education and college experience rooted in Catholic traditions and faith. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Iona College

    • 4 Year
    • New Rochelle, NY
    • 604
    9 Best Catholic Colleges in New York

    College Sophomore: I personally LOVE Iona. It wasn't my first choice, until I came for the tour and now I am the happiest I've ever been.

    I say this because I had went to both public and private school before and felt that the private school had a more community feel- where you always have someone who's got your back. On the tour, I could tell the students walking to class would be yelling "hi" across campus and people proudly wore their club/team T-Shirts. With that, there's a train station in walking distance so I can go to the city anytime I want for $7 (and it's only a 15-20 minute ride).

    The nightlife is perfect because there's bars to go to or sorority/fraternity/sports houses to go to every few weekends. It's the type of school where you don't NEED to go out, but there's the opportunity if you wanted to!

    The workload is not hard, either. You'll get essays every few weeks (sometimes every few months HA) and the professors have office hours and will literally give you a good great just for visiting/showing you care.

    Basketball and rugby games are a blast to go to, and the campus is BEAUTIFUL- brick buildings surrounded by trees that bloom pink flowers in the spring and have the New England fall colors in autumn.

    If you get involved- IT'S SO EASY TO MAKE FRIENDS. The people who don't enjoy Iona NEVER GOT INVOLVED! If you want to make friends- join a club or team you like or do the mission trips (Student Government, Biology Club, walk-on rowing team, Baking Club...trips to Peru, Africa, New Mexico...).

    Small schools will always become more of a home than big schools, and the location and atmosphere of Iona makes it the perfect college experience.
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    • B
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 91% Acceptance Rate
    • $27,021 Net Price
    • 890-1100 SAT Range
2018 Best Catholic Colleges in New York