Marymount Manhattan College

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221 E. 71st Street

New York, NY 10021

Phone: (212) 517-0400
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National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Marymount Manhattan College is a private institution that was founded in 1936. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,952, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 2 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Marymount Manhattan College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $26,640 (2013-14).

Marymount Manhattan College is a private school located in three buildings on the Upper East Side of New York City. Students can choose from 25 major programs of study. Although most students at Marymount Manhattan live off campus, the school has two residence halls, including a 32-story skyscraper on 55th Street in Midtown. Marymount Manhattan, sometimes called MMC, does not have a varsity sports program, but it does offer nearly 40 student organizations, including a dance club.

MMC students can also find much to do in the surrounding city, whether by taking a short subway ride to see a Broadway show in the Theater District or to shop in SoHo or by going on a five-block walk to explore Central Park. Given that about a third of MMC students major in visual and performing arts, it’s no surprise that many of the school's alumni are notable actors, including Annaleigh Ashford, who starred as Glinda in Broadway's production of "Wicked," and Moira Kelly, who voiced the animated character Nala in "The Lion King" and appeared in the television show "The West Wing."

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

Marymount Manhattan College is an urban, independent college in the Upper East Side of New York City. The mission of the College is to educate a socially and economically diverse student body by fostering intellectual achievement and personal growth and by providing opportunities for career development. Inherent in this mission is the intent to develop an awareness of social, political, cultural and ethical issues, in the belief that this awareness will lead to concern for, participation in, and improvement of society. To accomplish this mission, the College offers a strong program in the arts and sciences for students of all ages, as well as substantial pre-professional preparation. Central to these efforts is the particular attention given to the individual student.

A small college in a big city, Marymount Manhattan provides an intimate, nurturing environment within a dynamic cultural, financial, and intellectual hub. The faculty-to-student ratio is 12:1, enabling students to engage in scholarly dialogue in class and to work closely with faculty on research projects and independent studies. Its co-educational student population is drawn from across the country and around the globe.

The College offers broad variety of majors and minors in the liberal arts and in business and speech pathology. The College's programs in the arts are particularly renowned and the programs in Theatre Arts and Dance are highly competitive. The Theatre Arts program offers specializations in Acting, Design, Directing, Musical Theatre, Performance, Producing, and Writing for the Stage. Graduates perform on Broadway and television and in touring companies and movies. The BFA Dance program offers concentrations in Ballet, Choreography, and Jazz, while the BA dance program offers Body, Science, and Motion; Dance Studies; Dance and Media; and Teaching Dance. Graduates perform and work in dance companies around the country. The Theresa Lang Theatre is host to memorable dance and theatre productions; it is the original home to the Phoenix Theatre Company, which featured actors such as Glenn Close, Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Bacon, and Jeff Goldblum. The Communication Arts program, with strengths in critical media studies, production, and strategic communication, takes advantage of the many media outlets in New York City for its internships, including Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Dr. Oz Show, and The Rachael Rae Show. Internships for other students have included the United Nations; Christie's; Planned Parenthood; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Sesame Workshop; and the TriBeCa Film Festival. Visiting scholars and speakers have included New York Times columnist, Andrew Ross Sorkin, author and activist, Gloria Steinem; author and Boston Globe columnist, James Carroll; and National Park Service Historian, Dr. Richard West Sellars.

Notable Marymount Manhattan graduates include the late Geraldine Ferraro, first female vice presidential candidate representing a major America political party; Justice Sallie Manzanet-Daniels, the first Latina justice in the history of New York State to serve on the First Department, Appellate Division Court; Moira Kelly, who voiced the animated character Nala in The Lion King and appeared on The West Wing; and Anneleigh Ashford, Tony nominated Broadway performer.

The College has two residence halls ; a 46-story skyscraper on 55th Street in Midtown and the 1760 Residence Hall on 97th Street, minutes from Central Park and Museum Mile. Both are within walking distance from the College. The College offers nearly 40 student organizations. The Academic Access program offers services and support to students with disabilities. Marymount Manhattan College is a welcoming, supportive haven in the exciting landscape of New York City.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1936
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $16,251,046


When applying to Marymount Manhattan College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Marymount Manhattan College is $60. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 71.8 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 71.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Marymount Manhattan College is 11:1, and the school has 56.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Marymount Manhattan College include: Visual and Performing Arts; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; and Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 34%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Visual and Performing Arts 38%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 27%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 9%
Psychology 7%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 6%

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Student Life

Marymount Manhattan College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,952, with a gender distribution of 22.4 percent male students and 77.6 percent female students. At this school, 39 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 61 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 1,952
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Marymount Manhattan College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Marymount Manhattan College also offers campus safety and security services like controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Marymount Manhattan College.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Marymount Manhattan College, 67.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,996.

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Tuition and fees $26,640 (2013-14)
Room and board $14,600 (2013-14)
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