Manhattan College

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Manhattan College Parkway

Riverdale, NY 10471

Phone: (718) 862-8000
2012-2013 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#17 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Manhattan College is a private institution that was founded in 1853. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,351, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 22 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Manhattan College's ranking in the 2014 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.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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. The College pursues this mission through programs that integrate a broad liberal education with concentration in specific disciplines in the arts and sciences or with professional preparation in business, education and engineering.

Established in 1853 by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, the College continues to draw its inspiration from the heritage of 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.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1853
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $57,903,120


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 69.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 69.6%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by March 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Manhattan College is 12:1, and the school has 47.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Manhattan College include: Engineering; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84.8 percent.

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Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 66%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Engineering 25%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 22%
Education 13%
Psychology 7%

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Student Life

Manhattan College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,351, with a gender distribution of 55.6 percent male students and 44.4 percent female students. At this school, 65 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 35 percent of students live off campus. Manhattan College is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,800
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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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, 20 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Manhattan College.

Students who have cars on campus 20%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $32,625 (2012-13)
Room and board $12,200 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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