Iona College under fire for inflating SAT scores, graduation rates

Officials at Iona College are taking responsibility for publishing inflated SAT scores and graduation rates. According to the allegations, the average SAT score of incoming freshmen was listed as 1081, instead of the actual number, 1015. Officials also said that 69 percent of all applicants were accepted, compared to a more realistic 63 percent. The four-year graduation rate was also bumped to nearly 50 percent from 40 percent. Provost Warren Rosenberg, who oversaw academic testing, was suspended over the summer, and has since resigned. The false information was given to the New York State Department of Education, several magazines and other organizations that monitor college performance. Iona officials said they have formed an integrity committee to prevent future disparities.

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