Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

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Making the move is easier than you think.

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 was founded upon the Lasallian traditions of excellence in teaching, respect for individual dignity, and commitment to social justice inspired by the innovator of modern pedagogy, Saint John Baptist de La Salle.

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. At Manhattan, an admission 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, the 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 layteachers alike have educated generations of leaders with programs in the liberal arts, business, education and health, engineering, and the sciences and nearly 50 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 different socioeconomic backgrounds.

Closer to home, students involved
in 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.

A campus to call home
The tight-knit College communityis composed of over 4,000 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 ofthe 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 cam
pus 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, call 718-862-7200, or



Ranked #15 among the “Best Regional Universities in the North,” a top 20 ranking for the 12th consecutive year | U.S. News & World Report, 2019


Ranked #6 among the “Top Schools for Student Veterans” | U.S. News & World Report


Ranked #9 for preparing students for successful careers | Brookings


Ranked #17 among the “50 Best Colleges That Add the Most Value” | Money magazine, 2017


Ranked #28 among private colleges and universities and #57 among all schools for ROI | PayScale


Ranked as a “Best Value College” among the top 100 Northeast colleges and top 10 Catholic colleges | Forbes, 2018


Named a “Best for Vets” college | Military Times, 2019

Marks of Distinction

• 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.

At A Glance

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

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