Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

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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. 

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 on a suburban campus located only minutes from Midtown Manhattan. 

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.

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; 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.

Marks of Distinction
• Manhattan is one of 290 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 College is included in the 2019 Military Times “Best Colleges for Vets” list.
• 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 the 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 13th in the Best Regional Universities—North category of its 2018 “America’s Best Colleges” list. This is the 12th year in a row the College has placed in the regional top 20.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Manhattan tied for seventh 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.
•  In Money magazine’s annual rankings of the most transformative colleges in America, Manhattan College is #1.
• 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 Catholic colleges on its 2018 “Best Value Colleges” list.


Nestled in Riverdale—a tree-lined suburban community in New York City, New York—Manhattan College offers students an intimate residential campus 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.


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 undergraduates 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 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)
Tuition $40,400*
Room and Board $16,870
Total $57,270
* 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

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