Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

Health & Medicine Profile

Ideas in action at Manhattan College

At Manhattan College, you’ll find a caring Lasallian Catholic community, easy access to the heart of New York City, and a close-knit campus that’s filled with academic and extracurricular opportunities. Founded in 1853, Manhattan College, a private, independent coeducational institution, offers an exceptional college education enriched by Lasallian Catholic values. Our celebrated faculty, small classes, and exciting internships prepare our students for a lifetime of achievement in a suburban campus that’s located only minutes from Midtown Manhattan.

Manhattan College offers more than 40 majors within the College’s six schools: Business, Continuing and Professional Studies, Education and Health, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Science. The College’s nationally acclaimed Engineering and Science programs will provide you with the revolutionary knowledge and resources you need for a successful career. At Manhattan College, your education is both practical and innovative.

In addition, a student-faculty ratio of approximately 12:1 allows our students to receive individual attention and support from distinguished faculty who are renowned in their fields. Coupled with our small class sizes, our students thrive in a tailored learning environment that promotes personal and professional achievement that lasts a lifetime.

Health and medicine: opportunities abound
An education from Manhattan College will open doors to your future. By providing our students with an exceptional education and access to cutting-edge resources, our graduates have gone on to create an essential valve for the artificial heart and devised the key mathematical formula for oxygen transfer in surface waters. The options in health and medicine at the College include Allied Health, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Exercise Science, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Physical Education, Pre-health, Psychology, Radiation Therapy Technology, and Radiologic Technology.

Our graduates gain admission to leading doctoral programs and medical schools. In fact, Manhattan College is one of a select number of undergraduate colleges with a chapter of Phi Delta Epsilon, an international medical fraternity. Furthermore, our research programs and facilities have received funding from the National Science Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and other prestigious sources.

Beyond the classroom
Internships at labs, hospitals, health facilities, and schools round out a student’s education and create opportunities for networking with alumni throughout the Tri-State Area. For those studying Radiation Therapy Technology, for example, the clinical experience is central to the program. Students complete 16 credits of clinical internship courses, totaling approximately 222 full workdays, with one of the College’s cutting-edge affiliate medical centers in the New York City metropolitan area.

Alumna Kaitlin Zielaznicki ’14, NYU Langone Medical Center, says, “My professors at Manhattan got me to where I am today. Hospital Organization and Management was one of my favorite classes. It focused on common-sense problem-solving skills that we could all use in the medical administration/management fields. The health care law and ethics courses were so influential that they actually led me to pursue a career in health care administration.”

An ideal place to live and learn, Manhattan College offers students the best of both worlds: an intimate, close-knit campus located in New York City’s suburban Riverdale community and easy access to one of the most exciting cities in the world—New York.

Marks of Distinction

• Manhattan College 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 College’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 School of Business is one of 789 institutions throughout the world 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 College’s size.
• Manhattan College 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 College is one of only 351 with Division I athletics.
• Manhattan College is one of only 182 colleges founded in the United States before the Civil War that is still surviving.
• Brookings ranks Manhattan College 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.



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

Manhattan College 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: 3,444 undergraduate and 483 graduate students

Number of Faculty: 240 faculty members on staff; almost 95% with doctoral degrees

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: More than 40 major fields of study in the programs 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 40 foreign countries

Student Budget (Per Year):
• Tuition: $39,965, plus program fees
• Room and board: $15,580 

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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