Manhattanville University

Purchase, NY

Manhattanville University

Purchase, NY

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A Results-Oriented Education

We believe higher education elevates students' knowledge both academically and practically. That's why we offer 50+ undergraduate areas of study and 70+ graduate programs, degrees, and certificates reinforced by internships, career counseling, mentors, and networking opportunities. We call it outcomes-based learning.

In everything we learn, in everything we do, we’re involved in the world—studying it, exploring it, lifting it up, and making it our own. Since 1841, Manhattanville University’s overarching mission has been to educate students to be ethical and socially responsible leaders within a global community. Enter Manhattanville University and you will discover a warm, engaging community environment where you will be challenged to make your own personal contribution to society, either through service, commerce, or the arts.

At Manhattanville, rigorous academic preparation within a nurturing environment is matched by personalized attention to every student. Our close-knit community of 1,541 undergraduate students and 994 graduate students provides a diverse learning environment, with more than 35 states and 40 countries represented.

Manhattanville’s global perspective is enriched by its role as a non-governmental organization associated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations. Select students have an opportunity to intern at the UN as well as study with an ambassador. Additionally, Manhattanville is truly known for its phenomenal internship programs. PepsiCo, MasterCard, HBO Productions, Morgan Stanley, VH1, NYU Medical, and Madison Square Garden are just a few of more than 670 places where our students have received invaluable hands-on experience. These opportunities set the foundation for a successful career after Manhattanville.

Campus life is as individual as you are. You can act in a theater class, work as an intern in Manhattan, practice yoga, join any of more than 50 clubs, or just hang out in the Student Center. Manhattanville has 22 Division III athletic teams, and the mascot is the Valiant. The Duchesne Center serves as the coordinator and catalyst for service learning, community outreach, culture, and leadership across the campus and around the world. 

Manhattanville has a long history of rewarding students of high academic achievement regardless of their financial need. Each applicant is automatically evaluated for merit awards, and no additional application is needed for consideration.

Our beautiful 100-acre campus, with its historic architecture, is set in thriving Westchester County, New York. Life at Manhattanville blends the leisurely pace of suburbia with the rich cultural resources and fast pace of New York City, which is less than 30 miles away.

Expect to engage your mind, body, spirit, and heart when you are here. Come and see how it all works together. Find Manhattanville.

At A Glance

Type of School: Founded in 1841, Manhattanville University is a private coeducational university drawing its student body from more than 50 different countries and 35 states. Manhattanville offers more than 50 academic concentrations in a curriculum that nurtures intellectual curiosity and independent thinking.

Size of Campus: Manhattanville’s 100-acre campus is located 30 minutes from New York City in Purchase, New York, a community within the town of Harrison. Reid Castle serves as the campus’s main hall and has been designated a National
Historic Landmark, one of only nine nationally registered sites in Harrison.

Number of Students: 1,541 undergraduate and 994 graduate. Student-faculty ratio of 11:1.

Faculty: 113 full time faculty, 90% with PhDs or the highest degree in their field.

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: 
45 undergraduate majors and minors. 75 graduate degrees and advanced certificates. Executive and continuing education.

Geographic Diversity: Students come
from more than 50 countries and 35 states.

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