Founded in 1853, Manhattan College offers an exceptional college education that is 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 is located only minutes from Midtown Manhattan.
Nestled in Riverdale, a tree-lined suburban community in New York City, New York, Manhattan College offers students an intimate residential campus that is located only minutes from Midtown Manhattan. Academic excellence is emphasized at Manhattan College, a private, independent, coeducational Lasallian Catholic institution of higher education founded more than 160 years ago.
• 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 ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
• 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).
• Eighteen alumni are members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering, an impressive number for an institution of Manhattan College’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 138 in the Best Regional Universities (North) category of its 2016–2017 Best Colleges list. This is the 10th year in a row the College has placed in the regional top 20.
• U.S. News & World Report ranks Manhattan College as eighth among 52 regional universities that are attractive colleges for veteran students.
• Brookings ranks Manhattan College ninth out of more than 7,000 two- and four-year schools in an analysis that examined how well schools prepare students for successful careers.
• Money magazine ranked Manhattan College #3 on its list of the 50 colleges that add the most value, which evaluates quality of education, affordability, and career outcomes.
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 undergraduates 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
International Student Services: The mission of the office of the International Student Advisor is to provide the highest-quality services to the international community at Manhattan College and to serve as an international education resource to the entire college community.
International Student Budget: (Per year)
Room and Board $15,580
* Plus program fees
Financial Aid: Manhattan College provides the maximum financial aid available to qualified students to make their attendance at Manhattan financially possible.
Test Score Requirements: 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
Manhattan College offers more than 40 majors within six schools: Liberal Arts, Business, Education and Health, Engineering, Science, and Continuing and Professional Studies. 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.
Today our graduates include top corporate executives, internationally known engineers and scientists, and leading educators, journalists, and lawyers. Notable alumni include former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani ’65; bestselling author James Patterson ’69; Thomas J. Moran ’74, Chairman of the Board of Mutual of America Life Insurance Company; Laura Ricciardi ’92, filmmaker and co-director of Netflix’s Making a Murderer; Noreen Krall ’87, Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel for Apple; and Eileen Murray ’80, Co-chief Executive Officer and a member of the Management Committee at Bridgewater Associates CP.
New York City: Manhattan College’s classroom
Just minutes from Midtown Manhattan, the College provides easy access to New York City, known around the world as the center for commerce and the arts. Manhattan College Jaspers enjoy the special advantages the College has to offer, including a strong network that links students and alumni to each other through our extensive internship and mentorship programs.
Internships open doors
The Manhattan College internship program is an excellent way to extend classroom learning and explore career interests. Internships offer an opportunity to gain professional experience and contacts that can help you stand out in your job search. In today’s competitive job market, a degree alone is not enough to secure desired employment. Having hands-on, applicable experience is invaluable.