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Manhattan College is an independent, private, Lasallian Catholic institution of higher learning that embraces qualified men and women of all faiths, races, and ethnic backgrounds, whether they are beginning as freshmen or transferring. 

Established in 1853, the College is founded upon the Lasallian tradition of excellence in teaching, respect for individual dignity, and commitment to social justice inspired by the innovator of modern pedagogy, John Baptist de La Salle. Manhattan combines intellectual excellence with a strong emphasis on personal and moral growth. This winning combination attracts students from across the United States and around the world.

 The College was recently listed among the top 1% of private institutions across the country that offer a million-dollar return on investment (ROI) to graduates. The College was cited as #9 in the 2015 Brookings Assessment on Value-Added Education.

At Manhattan an admissions counselor is dedicated to transfer students to make the transition smooth and easy. Students can have their unique needs met all in one place while exploring the many opportunities on campus. The credit evaluation process is also done in a timely manner so transfers can begin as quickly as possible.

A heritage of excellence
With over 160 years of history, Manhattan College is at the forefront of outstanding comprehensive colleges. Through the years, one constant has guided the College—the Lasallian Catholic heritage upon which it was built. Christian Brothers and lay teachers alike have educated generations of leaders with five programs in the arts, business, education and health, engineering, and the sciences and over 40 major fields of study for virtually any chosen profession.

Social justice in action
Following in De La Salle’s footsteps, Manhattan College students actively define their commitment to social justice by trading their traditional lifestyles for immersion and service experiences around the city, country, and world.

Each year, Campus Ministry and Social Action (CMSA) runs its L.O.V.E. program (Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience), which gives students the chance to travel to some of the world’s poorest areas in New Orleans, Kenya, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, and West Virginia, to volunteer with people of very different socioeconomic backgrounds.

But Jaspers don’t have to travel far to lend a helping hand. The Lasallian Collegians group volunteers on campus and in the city by arranging school blood drives, toy drives, soup kitchen trips, and food runs. The Arches, a learning-living program, offers freshmen the chance to live in a community, attend two classes together, and get to know New York through service projects in the city.

A campus to call home
The tight-knit College community is composed of 3,675 students. With a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, our professors know students personally and care about their success. The majority of students live on our traditional collegiate campus, which is just a subway ride from the city center. In addition, many students take advantage of the College’s New York City location and intern at some of the world’s leading companies.

Transferring made easy
Manhattan College’s rolling admission process allows students to transfer in both the fall and spring semesters. Each week, transfer applicants can also participate in Transfer Thursday, a unique campus visit opportunity that provides prospective students the chance to take a campus tour, meet with an admission representative, and receive an instant admission decision prior to the end of their visit. Once students have been accepted, the straightforward credit evaluation process enables students to make the most of the credits they have already taken, and a financial aid package is prepared to evaluate for academic scholarships, need-based financial aid, and state and federal grant, loan, and work-study programs.

Students who want to live on campus are guaranteed transfer housing to make the move worry free, and most choose to live in either suite- or apartment-style on-campus housing. 

To learn more about Manhattan College and how to transfer before the next semester, visit manhattan.edu, call 718-862-7200, or e-mail admit@manhattan.edu/transfer

 


 

AT A GLANCE

Marks of Distinction
• Manhattan College is one of 283 institutions in the United States with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most widely known academic honor society.
• All three of Manhattan College’s professional schools—business, education, and engineering—are nationally accredited.
The School of Business is one of 727 institutions throughout the world accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
• Eighteen
alumni are members of theprestigious National Academy of Engineering, an impressive number for an institution of Manhattan College’s size.
Manhattan is one of a few American colleges to have chapters of all five of these national honor societies: BetaGamma Sigma, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi.
• The School of Education is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).

U.S.News & World Report ranked Manhattan College as the #18 regional university in the North. This is the seventh year in a row that the College has placed in the regional top 20 in the annual “America’s Best Colleges” survey.
• Manhattan College ranked #9 out of more than 7,000 colleges and universities nationally in the 2015 Brookings Assessment on Value-Added Education.
• Of more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States, Manhattan is one of only 351 with Division I athletics.
Manhattan is one of only 182 collegesfounded in the United States before the Civil War that is still surviving.

MANHATTAN COLLEGE AT A GLANCE

Type of College: Founded in 1853, Manhattan College is a private, independent, coeducational Lasallian Catholic college.
 
Size of Campus:
23 acres in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York
 
Number of Students: 3,195 undergraduates and 480 graduate students
 
Number of Faculty: 219 faculty members on staff, 93% with doctoral degree
 
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
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ore than 40 major fields of study in the programs of liberal arts, business, education and health, engineering, and science; graduate degrees also offered in education, engineering, and business
 
Geographic Diversity: Undergraduate students from more than 32 states and 37 foreign countries
 
Student Budget (Per Year):
Tuition: $35,600, plus program fees
Room and board: $14,430
 
Test Score Averages: SAT 1015–1170, ACT 22–26, TOEFL 550 (paper-based) or 210 (computer-based)
 
Application Deadlines and Fees:
• Preferred filing date for fall admission: March 1
• Preferred filing date for spring admission: November 1
• Application fee: $75


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