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Undergrad Profile

Manhattan College offers you the warmth of an intimate, tree-lined campus with top-notch academic quality and breadth of offerings. You will also enjoy the unequaled excitement of life in New York City.

Nestled in Riverdale, a tree-lined, suburban community in New York City, Manhattan College offers students an intimate, residential campus that is located only minutes from midtown Manhattan. Academic excellence is emphasized at Manhattan College, a private, independent, coeducational Lasallian Catholic institution of higher education founded more than 160 years ago.

At Manhattan College students may choose from over 40 majors within the College’s six schools: liberal arts, business, education and health, engineering, science, and continuing and professional studies. A student-faculty ratio of approximately 12:1 allows our students to receive individual attention and support from distinguished faculty who are renowned in their fields. Coupled with our small class sizes, our students thrive in a tailored learning environment that promotes personal and professional achievement that lasts a lifetime.

Today our graduates include top corporate executives, internationally known engineers and scientists, leading educators, journalists, and lawyers. Notable alumni include former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani ’65, bestselling author James Patterson ’69, and Eileen Murray ’80, Co-chief Executive Officer and a member of the management committee at Bridgewater Associates CP.

New York City: Manhattan College’s classroom
Manhattan College provides easy access to New York City, known around the world as the center for commerce and the arts. Manhattan College Jaspers enjoy the special advantages the College has to offer, including a strong network that links students and alumni to each other through our extensive internship and mentorship programs.

The College offers many opportunities to study in other countries. Studying abroad represents an opportunity for intellectual, cultural, and personal growth for students, many of whom have never gone beyond the borders of the United States.

Manhattan is constantly developing and advancing technology features on campus. In fall 2014, the College opened the Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons, a five-story, 67,400-sq. ft. student center.




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 health, and engineering—are nationally accredited.
• The undergraduate engineering programs—chemical, civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical—are accredited by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
• The School of Education is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
• The School of Business is one of 711 institutions throughout the world accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
• Seventeen alumni are members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering, an impressive number for an institution of Manhattan College’s size.
• Manhattan College placed 24th out of 1,016 colleges and universities in the College Education Value Compared Payscale Return on Investment Survey.
• Manhattan is one of a few American colleges to have chapters of all five of these national honor societies: Beta Gamma Sigma, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi.
• The College’s School of Engineering was ranked #45 nationally among the Best in Undergraduate Engineering category, which evaluates engineering schools that offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
U.S.News & World Report ranks Manhattan College as the #17 regional university in the North. This is the sixth year in a row that the College has placed in the regional top 20 in the annual “America’s Best Colleges” survey.
• Of more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States, Manhattan is one of only 251 with Division I athletics.
• Manhattan is one of only 182 colleges founded 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 degrees
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: 
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 32 states and 37 foreign countries
Student Budget (Per Year):
Tuition: $34,300, plus program fees
Room and board: $13,740
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