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Undergrad Profile

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.

Nestled in Riverdale, a tree-lined, suburban community in New York City, 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.

Students may choose from over 40 majors within the College’s 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, leading educators, journalists, and lawyers. Notable alumni include former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani ’65, bestselling author James Patterson ’69, and Eileen Murray ’80, Co-chief Executive Officer and a member of the management committee at Bridgewater Associates CP.

Learning beyond the campus
Manhattan 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.

The College offers many opportunities to study in other countries. Studying abroad represents an opportunity for intellectual, cultural, and personal growth for students, many of whom have never gone beyond the borders of the United States.

Service learning is also a significant form of experiential learning and plays a role in the education of Manhattan College students. Whether they participate in programs around the world or in New York City, Jaspers can be found lending a helping hand.

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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 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 727 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 College ranked #9 out of more than 7,000 colleges and universities nationally in the 2015 Brookings Assessment on Value-Added Education.
• 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.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Manhattan College as the #17 regional university in the North. This is the ninth year in a row the College has placed in the regional top 20 in the annual “America’s Best Colleges” survey.
• 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.

Type of School: Founded in 1853, a private, independent, coeducational Lasallian Catholic college 

Size of Campus: 23 acres in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York
Number of Students:
3,576 undergraduates and 495 graduate students
Number of Faculty:
219 faculty members on staff; 93% 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 Education, Engineering, and Business

Geographic Diversity: Undergraduate students from more than 41 states and 39 foreign countries
Student Budget (Per Year):
• Tuition: $36,900, plus program fees
• Room and board: $15,010
Test Score Averages: SAT 1100–1240, ACT 22–26, TOEFL 550 (paper-based) or 210 (computer-based)
Application Deadlines and Fees:
• Preferred filing date for fall admission: March 1
• Preferred filing date for spring admission: November 1
• Application fee: $75