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.



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 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

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

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).
• 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.

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; Thomas J. Moran ’74, Chairman of the Board of Mutual of America Life Insurance Company; Laura Ricciardi ’92, the 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.

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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