The College's campus is in Riverdale, a quiet neighborhood in the Bronx, is located 10 miles from the bustling streets of midtown Manhattan. Students enjoy the best of both worlds a traditional college campus that's just a short subway ride from the endless opportunities available in the country's biggest and brightest city. Manhattan's professors often use NYC as a classroom with field trips to Wall Street, museums and other world-famous locations.
The student body of 3,675 hails from 32 states and 37 countries. With a four-year guarantee of resident housing, 82 percent of freshmen choose to live on campus. Throughout the academic year, there are many activities offered at the College, which creates a family atmosphere for the entire student body.
Campus Facilities & Equipment
O'Malley Library is home to a number of new features and services, including more than 100 computer workstations, a round-the-clock Internet Cafe, a media center equipped with teleconferencing capabilities, and many group study rooms scattered throughout the five-story layout.
Both commuters and residents can take advantage of the Fitness Center and newly renovated cafeterias. There are a variety of dining options, as well as spaces to relax and enjoy a snack while watching large screen televisions. The Commuter Lounge serves as a crossroads for students between classes while on campus.
The Raymond W. Kelly ('63) Student Commons is scheduled to open in fall 2014. The 70,000-square-foot building will significantly enhance the College's ability to integrate academics and student life, and will provide space for fitness and wellness programming, cultural and community events, dining, student activities, and student collaboration.
Manhattan College students actively define their commitment toward community around the city, country and world.
Each year, Campus Ministry and Social Action (CMSA) runs its L.O.V.E. program (Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience), which gives students the chance to participate in service experiences allowing them to travel to areas such as New Orleans, Kenya, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic and West Virginia, and volunteer with people of very different socio-economic backgrounds.
Many students also participate in local community service projects. These include Habitat for Humanity, work with the elderly in nearby nursing homes, volunteering in soup kitchens, tutoring at the local schools, the Annual Toy Drive, blood drives, the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and more. New projects are regularly developed in response to students' interests.
Each year more than 300 students find internships in their field of study. Students participate in internships throughout the metropolitan area, gaining experience in the fields they are studying. With so many college alumni living in the tri-state area, networking opportunities are in every profession.
Student Organizations & Activities
Manhattan College offers many events and activities for students to participate in with more than 60 clubs and organizations on campus.
Cultural Groups: Asian Culture Club, Association for Black Culture, Gaelic Society, International Student Association and the Multicultural Student Union
Special Interest Groups: Christ in Your Life, Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience (L.O.V.E.), Electronics Club, Fashion Student Association, Just Peace, LaSallian Collegians (service group), New York Water Environmental Association, Relay for Life and Student Government.
Club Sports: Cheerleading & Crew
Social Leisure Clubs: Games Club, Outdoors Club, Steppers
Performing Arts: Bagpipers, Jasper Dancers, Jasper Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Players, Scatterbomb and Singers.
Communication: Manhattanite (yearbook), MCTV, Quadrangle (college newspaper), WRCM radio station
Social Fraternities & Sororities
AΣΒ Alpha Sigma Beta, Fraternity Green & White
ΑΥΠ Alpha Upsilon Pi, Sorority Blue & White
ΓΑΣ Gamma Alpha Sigma, Fraternity Black & Silver
Crimson & Cream Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Co-curricular clubs: Accounting Society, American Advertising Federation, American Chemistry Society, American Institute of Biological Science, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Amnesty International, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Biological Engineering Student Society, Communications Club, Economics and Finance Society, Italian Club, Information Technology Club, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers, French Club, Manhattan Magazine, Mini Baja, National Society of Black Engineers, Phi Delta Epsilon, Psychology Club, Radiological Science Society, Society of Civil Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, St. Thomas More Law Society.