Manhattan College is an independent, private LasallianCatholic 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.
Type of School: Founded in 1853; private, independent, coeducational Lasallian Catholic college
Size of Campus: 23 acres in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York
Number of Students: 3,664 undergraduate and 578 graduate students
Number of Faculty: 240 faculty members on staff; almost 95% with doctoral degrees
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: More than 100 programs of study in Liberal Arts, Business, Education and Health, Engineering, and Science; graduate degrees also offered in Business, Education, Engineering, and Science
Geographic Diversity: Undergraduate students from more than 44 states and territories and 60 foreign countries
Student Budget (Per Year):
• Tuition: $40,400, plus program fees
• Room and board: $16,870
Test Score Averages: SAT: 1100–1240, ACT: 22–26, TOEFL: 80 (minimum), IELTS: 6.0 (minimum)
Application Deadlines and Fees:
• Preferred filing date for fall admission: March 1
• Preferred filing date for spring admission: November 1
• Application fee: $75
• Manhattan is one of 290 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’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 the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
• The School of Education is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
• The O’Malley School of Business is one of more than 800 business schools worldwide accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
• 18 alumni are members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering, an impressive number for an institution of Manhattan’s size.
• 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.
• Of the 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 colleges founded in the United States before the Civil War that is still surviving.
• U.S. News & World Report ranks Manhattan 15th out of 145 in the Best Regional Universities–North category of its 2019 “Best Colleges” list. This is the 12th year in a row the College has placed in the regional top 20.
• U.S. News & World Report ranks Manhattan College sixth in the region in top schools for student veterans.
• Brookings rates Manhattan ninth out of more than 7,000 two- and four-year schools in an analysis that examines how well schools prepare students for successful careers.
• Money magazine listed the College #17 on its “50 Best Colleges That Add the Most Value” list in 2017.
• In PayScale’s annual College Return on Investment report, Manhattan College ranks 28th among private colleges and universities and 57th among the 1,833 institutions surveyed throughout the United States, placing the College within the top 4% of all institutions in return on investment.
• Forbes put Manhattan among the top 100 Northeast colleges and the top 10 for Catholic colleges on its 2018 “Best Value Colleges” list.
• Military Times lists Manhattan in their Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 rankings.
Established in 1853, the College was founded upon the Lasallian traditions of excellence inteaching, respect for individual dignity, and commitment to social justiceinspired by the innovator of modern pedagogy.
Students come to Manhattan from all walks of life. What connects them is their decision to make a smart investment in the future. Manhattan College pairs personalized education with big-city opportunity. It is consistently ranked as a college that provides the best return on investment.
A heritage of excellence
With more than 160 years of history,Manhattan College is at the forefront of outstanding comprehensive colleges. Through the years, oneconstant has guided the College—the Lasallian Catholic heritage upon which it was built. Manhattan Collegeoffers nearly 50 majors within the College’s six schools: Liberal Arts,Business, Education and Health, Engineering, Science, and Continuingand Professional Studies. A student-faculty ratio of approximately 12:1 allows students to receive individual attention and support and provides them with the knowledge theyneed to succeed in the classroomand workforce. Service learning isalso a significant form of experiential learning and plays a role in theeducation of Manhattan Collegestudents.
Social justice in action
Following in the Lasallian traditions, many Manhattan College students actively define their commitment to social justice and community service by participating in immersion and service experiences around the city, country, and world.
Each year, Campus Ministry andSocial Action (CMSA) organizes 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 different socioeconomic backgrounds.
Closer to home, students involvedin the Lasallian Outreach Collaborative (L.O.Co.) participate in ongoing, sustainable weekly service work throughout the year with various local community organizations, working to create lasting social change by responding to the expressed needs of the College’s community partners.
The Arches program brings strength to freshmen
Many freshmen have the opportunity to learn and live in a community through Manhattan College’s program, the Arches. More than 100new first-year students begin theircollege years living together on thesame residence hall floor, taking twoclasses with their floormates, and exploring New York City by participating in community service and socialand cultural excursions. The program facilitates student growth by fostering a community where students are encouraged to participate in activities such as team building, attending presentations by guest speakers, collaborating on assignments, and more.
Students also have the opportunity to live in Common Interest Communities (CIC). The CIC initiativehelps students connect with others who share their interests and forge friendships that will last throughouttheir college experience and beyond.
Learn around the world
The College offers many opportunities for 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 UnitedStates.