Marymount Manhattan College

New York, NY

Marymount Manhattan College

New York, NY

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The College of Uncompromising Creativity in the City of Unlimited Inspiration

Marymount Manhattan College, founded in 1936, offers outstanding programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communications and media arts, and the performing arts. MMC currently enrolls approximately 2,000 full- and part-time students from 48 states and over 40 countries, drawn to the College’s strong academic tradition and the rich ethnic and cultural diversity that makes New York the most cosmopolitan of international cities.

MMC is recognized for its small classes, personalized academics, committed advisors, and outstanding faculty. With 31 majors and more than 40 minors and pre-professional programs to choose from, students at MMC are prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century. They gain the practical skills of communicating ideas, solving problems, and seeing broader points of view that are essential in successfully navigating an ever-changing and increasingly demanding work environment.

Students at MMC can tailor their degrees to find the right programs for them. If students have several interests and skills, they are encouraged to sample from a wide variety of foundation and advanced disciplinary courses or pursue the Liberal Studies program for a broad base of knowledge. All students are assigned a faculty advisor for individual degree planning and graduate school/career guidance.

Your career begins on day one
At MMC, “college” and “career” go hand-in-hand. The College’s urban location means students are never more than a few steps or subway stops from Wall Street, Broadway, Museum Mile, the United Nations, TV networks, and everything else the city has to offer.

CityEdge, MMC’s unique four-year college-to-career program, gives every student a personalized liberal arts education combined with career development opportunities in the heart of New York City. A city-infused curriculum, research opportunities, internships, community engagement experiences, and career mentorship are just a few of the advantages students receive from the CityEdge program.

The best of both worlds
MMC offers two residence halls: Cooper Square, located in the bustling East Village neighborhood, and 55th Street, located in Midtown Manhattan just 16 short blocks from MMC. MMC’s residence halls are a short subway ride to MMC’s main campus and a quick walk to iconic theatres and performance spaces, great restaurants, and rich cultural attractions. Amenities include a fitness center, student lounge, bicycle storage room, and a beautiful wrap-around terrace.

MMC’s Division of Communication and Media Arts underwent a major makeover, installing a state-of-the-art Digital Media Production Studio equipped with a TV control room, TV studio, and audio recording facility. These spaces mirror national news production studios, offering students significant experiential learning opportunities. 

Cultural Peer Mentors
A large part of international student life is our Cultural Peer Mentors. Cultural Peer Mentors (CPMs) are student leaders who help new international students become acclimated to Marymount Manhattan College and to the larger New York City community. Those selected to become CPMs will undergo training by College staff to gain the skills necessary to enable them to serve as resources for international students. CPMs interact with new international students to provide them with a clear understanding of MMC life and opportunities while encouraging their involvement in the College community. They are role models, advisors, and friends, but most of all, they are students themselves who care about helping their classmates from abroad integrate seamlessly into college life.


On the beautiful Upper East Side of NEW YORK, NEW YORK, lies Marymount Manhattan College (MMC). Students enjoy jogging, biking, and other outdoor recreational activities in Central Park, only four blocks from campus. Many shops, restaurants, museums, and art galleries are within walking distance of MMC. The city has everything you can imagine and is one of the most exciting places in the world in which to study and live.

Marymount Manhattan At A Glance

Type of school: Private, four-year, coeducational, nonsectarian college offering outstanding programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication and media arts, and the performing arts

Size of Campus: Two high-rise buildings, the Faculty Center, and residence halls in Midtown and the East Village of Manhattan

Number of Students: Approximately 2,000 undergraduates (6% international undergraduate population)

Number of Faculty: 93 full-time, 206 part-time

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
Majors: Acting; Art; Art History; Behavioral Neuroscience; Biology; Biomedical Sciences; Business; Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media; Communication Arts; Dance; Digital Journalism; Digital Media and Video Production; English and World Literatures; Entrepreneurship; Finance; History; Interdisciplinary Studies; International Business; International Studies; Management; Marketing; Musical Theatre; Philosophy and Religious Studies; Politics and Human Rights; Psychology; Public Health; Public Relations and Strategic Communication; Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; Theatre Arts; Theatre Design and Technology; Urban and Environmental Studies

Minors and Pre-professional Programs: Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Art History, Art Therapy, Arts for Communities, Arts Management, Asian Studies, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Communication Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Digital Journalism, Drama Therapy, Economics, English and World Literatures, Environmental Studies, Fashion Studies, Forensic Psychology, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Graphic Design, History, International Studies, Journalism, Language Sciences, Law and Ethics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Photography, Political Science, Pre-dental, Pre-law, Pre-medical, Pre-veterinary, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Studio Art, Theatre Arts

Geographic Diversity:
• 25% from New York State (of which 13% are from New York City)
• 69% from other states in the United States
• 6% from outside the United States

International Student Services: On-campus counseling and assistance from international office and advisement staff

International Student Budget:
• Tuition: $36,928
• Fees: $1,790
• Room and Board: $19,714
• Total*: $58,432

* Not including indirect costs such as books, transportation, and personal expenses 

Financial Aid: Need-based aid is available for US citizens and permanent residents only. International students may qualify for up to $18,000 in international merit scholarships based on GPA and SAT scores, which are required to be considered. Fine and performing arts scholarships up to $10,000 are available based on an audition or portfolio review.

Test Score Requirements: Students whose first language is not English are required to take the TOEFL (minimum score of 213 computer based, 80 internet based), IELTS (overall band score minimum of 6), or Pearson’s Academic (minimum of 58).

Application Deadlines and Fees: 
• Early Decision: November 1
• Early Action: December 1
• Regular Decision: rolling
• $60 application fee

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