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Transfer Profile

On its 100-acre campus just 30 miles north of New York City, Manhattanville College has achieved a thriving global village nestled in beautiful Westchester County, New York.

On its 100-acre campus just 30 miles north of New York City, Manhattanville College has achieved a thriving global village nestled in beautiful Westchester County, New York. The private coeducational college, founded in 1841, draws its student body from more than 50 countries and 30 states. This rich diversity reflects the College’s mission: to educate students to be ethical and socially responsible leaders in a global community. Manhattanville’s proximity to New York City creates a constant flow of opportunity that brings learning to life. The College’s social conscience is informed by a commitment to serving the community—whether locally or abroad, students have an impassioned sense of duty to serve the greater good. In fact, just last year undergraduates logged more than 30,000 hours of community service. Student life at Manhattanville engages the body, mind, spirit, and heart, with more than 50 areas of study, 20 NCAA athletic teams, more than 40 clubs, and over 670 internship opportunities.

Leading college guides, including The Princeton Review and U.S.News & World Report, rank Manhattanville asone of America’s best educational institutions. Newsweek’s The Daily Beast also ranks Manhattanville in the top25 in the country and 12th overall for best schools for foreign students.

Manhattanville College offers full-time, part-time, and accelerated opportunities for study as well as dual-degree programs. The Manhattanville curriculum nurtures intellectual curiosity and independent thinking. Students and professors form close, collaborative relationships.

The College offers over 50 aca-demically excellent undergraduate programs in the areas of humanities and writing, communications, language and global studies, social sciences, visual and performing arts, education, science, and math and technology, resulting in Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, or Bachelor of Music degrees. You can also self-design your major with support from faculty and staff. Pre-professional programs in pre-dental, pre-health, pre-law, pre-medical, pre-physical therapy, and pre-speech-language pathology will prepare you for graduate study.

Manhattanville is transfer friendly!
We make transferring easy with quick and detailed credit evaluations (up to 90 credits accepted), rolling admission, and scholarships ranging from $5,000–$17,000 per year. Articulation agreements with area community colleges ensure that your transition to Manhattanville will be a smooth one. Students with an A.A. or A.S. are exempt from liberal arts requirement, and all credits earned toward an associate degree are transferable above a 2.0! A dedicated transfer admission advisor will help you navigate the admission and financial aid processes.

Putting education to work
Manhattanville offers a world of internship opportunities with over 650 organizations, from global corporations to public service groups, including the United Nations. Students have interned at industry-leading organizations from Apple and Condé Nast to the National Park Service and New York Stock Exchange.
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Academic Programs

• Accounting
• African Studies*
• American Studies
• Art History
• Art Studio (B.A. or B.F.A.)
• Asian Studies
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Business Management
• Chemistry
• Classical Civilizations*
• Communication Studies
• Computer Science 
• Creative Writing (c)
• Criminal Law* (c)
• Dance & Theatre
• Dance Therapy (c)
• Digital Media Production
• Economics
• Education
• English
• Environmental Studies
• Film Studies (c)
• Finance
• French
• German*
• History
• Holocaust & Genocide Studies*
• Human Resource Management (c)
• International Management (c)
• International Studies
• Irish Studies*
• Italian*
• Latin American Studies*
• Legal Studies*
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Museum Studies (c)
• Music (B.A. or B.Mus.)
• Music Business (c)
• Music Education
• Music Technology (c)
• Musical Theatre (c)
• Neuroscience (c)
• Philosophy
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Self-designed Major
• Social Justice (c)
• Sociology & Anthropology
• Spanish
• Sport Studies
• Theatre Education (c)
• Women’s Studies*
• World Literature (c)
• World Religions

Pre-professional Programs
• Pre-dental
• Pre-law
• Pre-medical
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-speech-language Pathology

(All pre-professional programs require intensive advising.)

* Indicates minor
(c)Indicates concentration


Type of University: Founded in 1841, Manhattanville College is a private coeducational college drawing its student body from more than 50 countries and 30 states. Manhattanville curriculum nurtures intellectual curiosity and independent thinking in a liberal arts–based program.

Location: Manhattanville’s 100-acre campus is located in suburban Purchase, New York, a community within the town of Harrison, just 30 miles from New York City.

Student Body: 1,700 undergraduates; 1,000 graduates; 80% residential, 20% commuter

Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Manhattanville offers more than 50 academic concentrations ranging from the arts to sciences. Degree offerings include Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Music degrees. Graduate degrees are also available.

Athletics: 20 NCAA Division III teams; for more information, visit

Scholarships and Financial Aid: Transfer scholarships range from $5,000–$17,000. Phi Theta Kappa, performing arts, visual arts, and community service scholarships are also available. Manhattanville College requires that all students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for funds from all available sources. For more information on financial aid, please visit

Application Requirements and Deadlines: Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Suggested deadline for fall semester is March 1 and December 1 for the spring. Applications received after these dates will be considered on a space-available basis. Transfer applicants should submit an official college transcript from each college where previously matriculated. 

Visiting: Attend a Transfer Wednesday and receive same day admission consideration, credit evaluation, and scholarship information. Tours are offered on Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. or by appointment. Weekend tours are also available.