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. 


Marks of Distinction

• Manhattan is one of 286 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 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 their 2018 “Best Colleges” list. This is the 11th year in a row the College has placed in the regional top 20.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Manhattan tied for sixth among 52 regional universities that are attractive colleges for veteran students.
• 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 lists the College as #17 on its “50 Best Colleges That Add the Most Value” list for 2017.
• rates Manhattan in the top 4% nationwide on its 2018 College Return on Investment (ROI) Report.
Forbes puts Manhattan among the top 100 Northeast colleges and the top 10 for Catholic colleges on its 2018 “Best Value Colleges” list.


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 the schools of 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

Student Budget (Per Year):
• Tuition: $39,965, plus program fees
• Room and board: $16,220

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

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. 

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 lay teachers 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 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 the 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 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.

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