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Manhattan College is a private institution that was founded in 1853. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,237, its setting is city, and the campus size is 22 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Manhattan College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 17. Its tuition and fees are $32,625 (2012-13).
Manhattan College is a private, Catholic school located in the Riverdale neighborhood of New York City. Undergraduates can choose from many majors within the schools of arts, business, education, engineering, and science, and graduate students can earn master’s degrees in education and engineering. Manhattan students can expect small class sizes and can study anytime in the O’Malley Library, which is conveniently open 24-7. At Manhattan, students make the most of their studies by visiting the career center, which offers a seminar specifically to freshmen and sophomores that prepares them for working in the real world.
Beyond academics, Manhattan students can check out more than 90 campus clubs or jump on the subway to explore all the museums, restaurants, and concerts that New York City has to offer. Student athletes can get involved with sports at the intramural, club, and varsity level. The Manhattan College Jaspers, named after the school’s baseball coach in the 1880s, compete in the NCAA Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Notable alumni include the former mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani.
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Manhattan College is an independent Catholic institution of higher learning that embraces qualified men and women of all faiths, cultures and traditions. The mission of Manhattan College is to provide a contemporary, person-centered educational experience that prepares graduates for lives of personal development, professional success, civic engagement and service to their fellow human beings.
Established in 1853 by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, the College continues to draw its inspiration from the heritage of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the innovator of modern pedagogy and patron saint of teachers. Among the hallmarks of this Lasallian heritage are excellence in teaching, respect for human dignity, reflection on faith and its relation to reason, an emphasis on ethical conduct, and commitment to social justice.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Manhattan College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early decision deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Manhattan College is $60. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 69.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||69.4%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||March 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Manhattan College is 12:1, and the school has 51.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Manhattan College include: Civil Engineering, General; Education; Psychology, General; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84.2 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||65|
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Manhattan College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,237, with a gender distribution of 54.7 percent male students and 45.3 percent female students. At this school, 61.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 39.0 percent of students live off campus. Manhattan College is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Manhattan College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Manhattan College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Manhattan College, 15 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Manhattan College.
|Students who have cars on campus||15%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Manhattan College, 70.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,376.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$32,625 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$12,200 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data