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International Profile

This isn’t your ordinary college experience.

At Marymount Manhattan College—a four-year, private, nonsectarian, coeducational college located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side—students receive strong pre-professional training and a flexible liberal arts education, complementing what they have learned with an extensive internship program.

Founded in 1936 and independently chartered in 1961, the College has a warm, supportive atmosphere focused on the individual. MMC is recognized for its small classes, rigorous academic programs, and outstanding faculty. With 27 major fields of study and more than 40 minors and pre-professional programs to choose from, students at MMC are prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century. They gain the practical skills of communicating ideas, solving problems, and seeing broader points of view that are essential in successfully navigating an ever-changing and increasingly demanding work environment.

Find yourself, your career­—and discover your dreams
Students at MMC can tailor their bachelor’s degrees to find the programs that are right for them. If students have several different interests and skills, they are encouraged to sample from a wide variety of discipline-based foundation courses and advanced courses or pursue the Liberal Studies Program for a broad base of knowledge. In addition, all first-year students are placed in a New York City Seminar class taught by their faculty advisor. Small classes and seminars provide meaningful interaction between students and faculty, resulting in excellent references for internships, jobs, or graduate school. Career Services is also a resource for students to investigate different careers before graduation. By building their résumés with hands-on experience, making corporate connections, and gaining college credit for their internships, students benefit from MMC’s dynamic New York City location.

Best of both worlds
MMC is comprised of nearly 2,000 students in a city of nine million people. The College offers small classes and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio while having all the resources of New York City at its fingertips. Students are drawn to MMC for its strong academic reputation, outstanding faculty, and beautiful campus on the Upper East Side. The College recently completed a $37 million capital campaign and used a portion of these funds to enhance campus facilities. The Lowerre Family Terrace, a 5,000-sq. ft. outdoor space that connects the campus’s two buildings, was added in fall 2008. The Commons, a new student space for dining and hanging out, was added in fall 2009. In summer 2015, MMC opened the doors to its newest residence hall, Cooper Square, located in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood.



On the beautiful Upper East Side of New York City lies Marymount Manhattan College. Students enjoy jogging, biking, and other outdoor recreational activities in Central Park, only four blocks from campus. Many shops, restaurants, museums, and art galleries are within walking distance of MMC. The city has everything you can imagine and is one of the most exciting places in the world in which to study and live.


Type of College: Private, four-year, co-educational, nonsectarian college offering outstanding programs in the performing arts, creative media, and liberal arts and sciences

Size of Campus: Two high-rise buildings, the Faculty Center, and residence halls in Midtown and the East Village of Manhattan

Number of Students: Approximately 2,000 undergraduates (6% international undergraduate population)

Number of Faculty: 93 full time, 206 part time

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Majors: Acting, Art, Art History, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Business, Cinema, Television & Emerging Media, Communication Arts, Dance, Digital Journalism, Digital Media & Video Production, English & World Literatures, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Finance, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Business, International Studies, Management, Marketing, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Politics & Human Rights, Psychology, Public Relations & Strategic Communication, Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, Theatre Arts

Minors and Pre-professional Programs: Accounting, Art History, Art Therapy, Arts for Communities, Arts Management, Asian Studies, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama Therapy, Economics, English & World Literatures, Environmental Studies, Fashion Studies, Forensic Psychology, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Graphic Design, History, International Studies, Journalism, Justice Studies, Language Sciences, Music, Musical Theatre, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Photography, Political Science, Pre-dental, Pre-law, Pre-medical, Pre-veterinary, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, Studio Art, Theatre Arts

Geographic Diversity:
33% from New York State (of which 20% from New York City)
61% from other states in the United States
6% from outside the United States

International Student Services: On-campus counseling and assistance from international office and advisement staff

International Student Budget:
Tuition/Fees     $28,700
Housing Fee    $15,500
Medical Insurance/Books    $2,600
Total    $46,800

Financial Aid: Need-based aid is available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. A limited number of international scholarships are available based on eligibility.

Test Score Requirements: Students whose first language is not English are required to take the TOEFL (minimum score of 213 computer-based, 80 Internet-based), ILETS (overall band score minimum of 6), or Pearson’s Test (minimum of 58).

Application Deadlines and Fees: Rolling admission; $60 application fee