Iona College Sorted #12 in Gryffindor by “Hogwarts Houses” College Ranking

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Iona College Sorted #12 in Gryffindor by “Hogwarts Houses” College Ranking

January 30, 2017 - 16:37
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CHARLOTTE, NC — If you have always wondered, wonder no more, Iona College has been sorted into Gryffindor, one of the four different Hogwarts houses from the Harry Potter book series by author J.K. Rowling. has sorted 60 of the nation's schools into Slytherin, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff.

Iona College ranked 12th within Gryffindor.

For those not familiar with Harry Potter, The House of Gryffindor was created by one of the four founders of Hogwarts (the other three being Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin), Godric Gryffindor. It is home to students that have the qualities that Gryffindor praised above all others: courage, determination, and just strength of heart. Students who get sorted into Gryffindor by the Sorting Hat–which incidentally started out as Gryffindor’s very own hat–are renowned for their commitment to protecting others and in having a moral obligation to do what’s right.

We’ll teach all those with brave deeds to their name.

—Professor Godric Gryffindor

You might belong in Gryffindor,

Where dwell the brave at heart,

Their daring, nerve, and chivalry

Set Gryffindors apart

—The Sorting Hat

Notable Gryffindor Members

  • Potter family (except Albus Potter)
  • Weasley family
  • Hermione Granger
  • Neville Longbottom
  • Albus Dumbledore
  • Minerva McGonagall (formerly head)
  • Remus Lupin
  • Sirius Black
  • Peter Pettigrew
  • Rubeus Hagrid
  • Ghost: Nearly-Headless Nick

“Iona College is a Congregation of Christian Brothers-affiliated liberal arts college which is located in New Rochelle, New York. The school, which was established in 1940, proudly proclaims as its school motto “Fight the Good Fight” which is just the kind of fighting spirit one would expect from a member of the Gryffindor House. “Fighting the Good Fight” can take many different forms for many different people, but by attending Iona College, the school’s faculty will work hard to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge necessary to continue fighting the good fight in your professional, educational and personal life. Iona College offers to its traditional brick-and-mortar students and its distance learning students a variety of undergraduate degree-granting programs, graduate degree-granting programs and professional certification programs which span across many disciplines and inter-disciplines. The online programs are available in an asynchronous format and are of the same caliber as the school’s offered on-campus academic programs, ensuring lots of flexibility while still providing a quality education.

Freshmen Retention Rate: 70.9%

Graduation Rate: 60.5%

Total Rate: 131.4/200

Iona College’s Motto: (Latin) Certa Bonum Certamen

Motto Translated to English: “Fight the Good Fight”

To sort the schools, Research Rditor Branden Carter examined and carefully sorted the schools into the four magical houses based on what the school values most. Afterwards, the schools were ranked within each house based on freshman retention, and graduation rate (50/50). With language reminiscent of the books, and all the information a prospective student could need - this is a fun and informative read. At the end of the piece, the Hogwarts House Cup was awarded to the highest ranking house, based on the quality of schools. Without spoiling the fun, the shining star of the piece was the University of Pennsylvania due to the astounding graduation rate - over 95%.

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The schools are listed below in descending order according to house:


  • 15. Campbell University (Buies Creek, North Carolina)
  • 14. Queens University of Charlotte (Charlotte, North Carolina)
  • 13. Albright College (Reading, Pennsylvania)
  • 12. Iona College (New Rochelle, New York)
  • 11. Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, Louisiana)
  • 10. University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, North Dakota)
  • 9. Canisius College (Buffalo, New York)
  • 8. University of Massachusetts (Amherst, Massachusetts)
  • 7. The Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida)
  • 6. Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, Michigan)
  • 5. Rutgers University (New Brunswick, New Jersey)
  • 4. Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, New Jersey)
  • 3. Union College (Schenectady, New York)
  • 2. Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • 1. Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, Missouri)


  • 15. Marylhurst University (Marylhurst, Oregon)
  • 14. Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, Kentucky)
  • 13. Fontbonne University (Clayton, Missouri)
  • 12. University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
  • 11. Guilford College (Greensboro, North Carolina)
  • 10. Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, Michigan)
  • 9. Caldwell University (Caldwell, New Jersey)
  • 8. College of Charleston (Charleston, South Carolina)
  • 7. Hampshire College (Amherst, Massachusetts)
  • 6. DePaul University (Chicago, Illinois)
  • 5. James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Pennsylvania)
  • 4. Fordham University (New York, New York)
  • 3. University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
  • 2. Brandeis University (Waltham, Massachusetts)
  • 1. University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)


  • 15. University of Nevada--Las Vegas (Paradise, Nevada)
  • 14. University of Louisiana--Lafayette (Lafayette, Louisiana)
  • 13. Norwich University (Northfield, Vermont)
  • 12. San Francisco State University (San Francisco, California)
  • 11. North Dakota State University (Fargo, North Dakota)
  • 10. University of Missouri (Columbia, Missouri)
  • 9. Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • 8. University of South Carolina (Columbia, South Carolina)
  • 7. Stonehill College (North Easton, Massachusetts)
  • 6. Tulane University (New Orleans, Louisiana)
  • 5. Pepperdine University (Malibu, California)
  • 4. Pennsylvania State University (State College, Pennsylvania)
  • 3. Smith College (Northampton, Massachusetts)
  • 2. Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
  • 1. University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)


  • 15. Greenville Technical College (Greenville, South Carolina)
  • 14. Texas Southern University (Houston, Texas)
  • 13. Greensboro College (Greensboro, North Carolina)
  • 12. University of Alaska--Fairbanks (Fairbanks, Alaska)
  • 11. Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • 10. University of Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee)
  • 9. Montana State University--Billings (Billings, Montana)
  • 8. Kansas State University (Manhattan, Kansas)
  • 7. Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas)
  • 6. University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky)
  • 5. California State University--Chico (Chico, California)
  • 4. Montclair State University (Montclair, New Jersey)
  • 3. Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
  • 2. New York University (New York, New York)
  • 1. Boston College (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)