Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

Making the move is easier than you think.

Manhattan College is an independent, private Lasallian Catholic institution of higher learning that embraces qualified students 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. The College is consistently recognized for providing the best return on investment. 

A heritage of excellence
With over 160 years of history, the College is at the forefront of outstanding comprehensive institutions. Through the years, one constant has guided us—the Lasallian Catholic heritage upon which Manhattan was built. Christian Brothers and layteachers alike have educated generations of leaders with programs in the liberal arts, business, education, health, engineering, and the sciences through 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 Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience (L.O.V.E.) Service Trips, which gives students the chance to travel to some of the world’s poorest areas in New Orleans, West Virginia, Kenya, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic 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 campus community is 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 of Manhattan's New York City location and intern at some of the world’s leading companies.

Transferring made easy
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. And 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.

Manhattan College’s rolling admission process allows students to transfer in both the fall and spring semesters. Each week, transfer applicants can 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 by the end of their visit. Once students have been accepted, a straightforward credit evaluation process enables students to make the most of the credits you’ve already earned, and a financial aid package is prepared to evaluate for academic scholarships and need-based financial aid as well as state and federal grant, loan, and work-study programs.

To learn more about Manhattan College and how to transfer before the next semester, visit, call 718-862-7200, or email



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 |


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

Collegiate Marks of Distinction

• One of 290 institutions in the US with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most widely known academic honor society
• Three nationally accredited professional schools in Business, Education & Health, and Engineering
• Undergraduate Engineering programs—Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical—accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
• The School of Education accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
• The O’Malley School of Business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
• 18 alumni members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering
• One of few American colleges with chapters of all five distinct national honor societies: Beta Gamma Sigma, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi
• One of only 351 US colleges, out of more than 4,000, with Division I athletics
• One of only 182 currently active colleges that were founded in the US before the Civil War

Manhattan At A Glance

Type of School: Private, independent, coeducational Lasallian Catholic college founded in 1853

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; almost 95% with doctoral degrees

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: More than 100 programs in through the Schools of Liberal Arts, Business, Education & 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
Total: $57,270

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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