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International Profile

At Manhattanville College we get an insider’s view of how the world works.

At Manhattanville College we get an insider’s view of how the world works. Through powerful internships, international study, and service learning, we spend four years of life on a globally diverse campus just down the road from the world’s most cosmopolitan city. In everything we learn, in everything we do, we’re involved in the world—studying it, exploring it, lifting it up, and making it our own. Since 1841, Manhattanville College’s overarching mission has been to educate students to be ethical and socially responsible leaders within a global community. Enter Manhattanville College and you will discover a warm, engaging community environment where you will be challenged to make your own personal contribution to society, either through service, commerce, or the arts.

At Manhattanville rigorous academic preparation within a nurturing environment is matched by personalized attention to every student. Our close-knit community of 1,700 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students provides a diverse learning environment, with more than 30 states and 50 countries represented. The Daily Beast recently included Manhattanville College on its list of “Best Schools for Foreign Students,” ranking the college 12th nationwide and giving us a score of A- in diversity.

Manhattanville’s global perspective is enriched by its role as a non-governmental organization associated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations. Select students have an opportunity to intern at the UN as well as study with an ambassador. Additionally, Manhattanville is truly known for its phenomenal internship programs. PepsiCo, MasterCard, HBO Productions, Morgan Stanley, VH1, NYU Medical, and Madison Square Garden are just a few of more than 670 places where our students have received invaluable, hands-on experience. These opportunities set the foundation for a successful career after Manhattanville.

Campus life is as individual as you are. You can act in a theater class, work as an intern in Manhattan, practice yoga, join any of more than 40 clubs, or just hang out in the Student Center. Manhattanville Valiant athletic teams participate in 20 Division III sports. The Duchesne Center serves as the coordinator and catalyst for service learning, community outreach, culture, and leadership across the College campus and around the world.

Manhattanville has a long history of rewarding students of high academic achievement regardless of their financial need. Each applicant is automatically evaluated for merit awards, and no additional application is needed for consideration.

Our beautiful 100-acre campus, with its historic architecture, is set in thriving Westchester County, New York. Life at Manhattanville blends the leisurely pace of suburbia with the rich cultural resources and fast pace of New York City, which is less than 30 miles away.

Expect to engage your mind, body, spirit, and heart when you are here. Come and see how it all works together. Find yourself . . .  at Manhattanville.



Manhattanville College’s campus lies in the heart of WESTCHESTER COUNTY in NEW YORK, bordered on the east by the Long Island Sound and on the west by the Hudson River. Being just 30 miles (43 kilometers) from New York City—the city that calls itself the “Capital of the World”—is one of Manhattanville’s many assets. The College provides transportation to the city on weekends and to Manhattan-bound commuter trains during the week, so students can take advantage of all New York City has to offer.


Type of college: Founded in 1841, Manhattanville College is a private, coeducational college drawing its student body from more than 50 different countries and 30 states. Manhattanville offers more than 50 academic concentrations in a curriculum that nurtures intellectual curiosity and independent thinking.

Size of Campus: Manhattanville’s 100-acre campus is located in Purchase, New York, a community within the town of Harrison. Reid Castle serves as the campus’s main hall and has been designated a Harrison Historic Landmark, one of only four nationally registered sites in Harrison.

Number of Students: 1,700 undergraduates, 1,000 graduates, with a 15% international student population

Number of Faculty: 298; student-faculty ratio: 16:1

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Manhattanville offers more than 50 academic concentrations in the arts and sciences, including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Music degrees; a self-designed major; a double major with teacher certification; and preparation for professional and graduate study (pre-dental, pre-health, pre-law, pre-med, and pre-speech-language pathology).

Geographic Diversity: Students come from over 50 countries and 30 states.

International Student Services: The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides assistance to our international students in many ways. They counsel students on immigration matters, guide students through the cultural adjustment process, and connect students to the services and activities available on our campus and in the wider community.

International Student Budget: (2015–2016)
Tuition and Fees    $36,220
Average Room and Board    $14,520
Total     $50,740

Financial Aid: Manhattanville offers international students merit scholarships up to $22,000 and need-based financial aid available through an application process.

Test Score Requirements: IELTS minimum of 6.5 or TOEFL minimum of 80 Internet-based; students whose scores have not yet met the requirements for undergraduate admission are welcome to enroll in full-time language training through Manhattanville’s English Language Institute.

Application Deadlines and Fees: International admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. The priority application deadline is March 1 for fall semester (September) and December 1 for spring semester (January). The
application fee is $50.