Hi: As a Realtor, I have had many calls from college students over the years seeking housing, as there simply hasn’t been enough available at Iona. It has always been a challenge, and for a dynamic college, this has been a long time coming! It has just been announced that a new Residence Hall will be built on what is now known as Murphy Lot, located on Mayflower Avenue; a ten story, 393 bedroom facility which will be able to house 575 students.
This will not affect any future enrollment, or any tax revenue for the city but rather offer a safe environment for the students, enabling them to join more clubs, organizations, go to more events, and they will not be allowed cars. The design will compliment the existing buildings owned by the college, and it is thought that with happier students, and an increased connection, their GPA’s will be higher and the retention rate will also be higher.
The College press release stated “The new building is crucially important to our ability to attract and retain high quality students…… Currently, as we transition from a commuter-based college to an on-campus resident model, we are proposing to build an attractive new residence hall on campus…… The new facility will dramatically reduce the number of students living in off-campus housing and cut down on the traffic generated by commuting students.”
This would then allow 75% of the students or more to reside in college owned housing.
“The College is currently listed in US News and World Report’s “Top Tier” in “America’s Best Colleges 2010”, The Princeton Review’s Best Northeastern Colleges 2010, “Best 300 Business Schools 2011” and “Best 639 National Colleges 2010” editions, BusinessWeek Magazine’s “Top 25 Undergraduate Business Schools in Northeast 2009” as well as ranked among “America’s Top 600 College and Universities 2009” by Forbes Magazine. ”
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