From the School

Manhattan College is an independent Catholic institution of higher learning, which embraces qualified men and women of all faiths, races and ethnic backgrounds. Established in 1853, the College is founded upon the Lasallian tradition of excellence in teaching, respect for individual dignity, and commitment to social justice inspired by the innovator of modern pedagogy, John Baptist de La Salle.

The mission of Manhattan College is to provide a contemporary, person-centered educational experience characterized by high academic standards, reflection on faith, values and ethics, and lifelong career preparation. This is achieved in two ways: by offering students programs that integrate a broad liberal education with concentration in specific disciplines in the arts and sciences or with professional preparation in business, education and engineering; and by nurturing a caring, pluralistic campus community.

The learning experience at Manhattan College is enriched by postgraduate professional programs and by capitalizing on its location on the edge of the cultural center and global marketplace that is New York City.

There are some 40 major fields of study within five undergraduate schools, guided by an internationally recognized faculty, sought-after leaders and real-world consultants in their fields, 96 percent of whom hold doctoral degrees. There are also opportunities to study abroad in more than 30 countries.

Overview

Applicants
8,199
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average HS GPA
88.96

GPA Breakdown

23%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
490 - 580
SAT Math
500 - 610
ACT Composite
22 - 27

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

From The School

Manhattan College is one of few American colleges to have chapters of all five of these distinguished national honor societies: Beta Gamma Sigma, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi.

Manhattan College is one of 276 institutions in the United States with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most widely known academic honor society, which celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.

Other programs at Manhattan College:
1. The National Model United Nations offers a unique opportunity for students to better understand the inner workings of the United Nations and other international organizations while building skills in diplomacy and compromise.
2. The Branigan Fellowships program promotes undergraduate research in the humanities by awarding several grants per year in excess of $3,000 each for student-initiated projects.
3. The Fellowships Committee works with students and alumni to encourage graduate study and help work through sometimes challenging application processes.
4. The Pre-Law Advisory Committee works with students interested in pursuing law.
5. There are several study abroad options open to students. Students can choose to study abroad for a semester, an academic year, a month-long summer program or a seven-week summer program.
6. Manhattan's Mentorship program provides opportunities for students to gain insight into their intended careers by being paired with professionals, generally Manhattan alumni in those careers.
7. The College's Internship program allows students to complete at the minimum of one internship within their four years of study.
8. Manhattan's Finance and Economics club organizes student preparation and participation in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and other service activities.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
260
with Terminal Degree
331

204
Women
67
Minority
56
Men

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
87%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Rudolph W. Giuliani '65
Former New York City Mayor/CEO, Giuliani Partners

Eugene R. McGrath '63
Chairman, Con Edison

James Patterson '69
Best-selling Author

James W. Ryan '60
Anchor, CBS 2 News This Morning

Eileen K. Murray '80
Managing Director, Credit Suisse First Boston

Raymond W. Kelly '63
New York City Police Commissioner

Thomas J. Moran '74
President and CEO, Mutual of America Life Insuranc

Overview

From The School

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees 2010-2011
A. Full Time Students, 2010-2011
Full time students register for 12 or more credits per semester.
Tuition Charges per Semester
New Students entering 2010-2011 $ 12,760
Continuing students 12,575
Program Fees per Semester
Arts, Education $ 500
Business, Science 600
Engineering 950
Over credit Charges* per credit hour B. Part Time Students, 2010-2011
Part time students in day, evening or special (January and Summer) sessions register for less than 12 credits per semester.
Tuition Charges per Credit Hour $ 720
C. Room and Board Fee, per Semester, 2010-2011
Room and Board Standard Room Occupancy with the following plans:
Ultimate Plan $ 5,525
19 meal plan* 5,335
15 meal plan 5,225
Carte Blanche 5,470
Single Room Surcharge 1,575
12-Month Housing (add-on to Standard plan) 1,680
*Mandatory plan for all incoming freshman.

D. One-Time Fees Application $ 60
Student Acceptance Deposit (Credited toward Matriculation)
Commuter 500
Resident 900
Resident deposit includes Damage Deposit (Refundable upon 300
completion of contract and absence of damage to dormitory facilities) Orientation (new students) 175
Graduation 300
(Charged upon achieving Senior status -90 credits)
Matriculation 275

E. Other Fees
Non-matriculation per semester $ 165
English as a Second Language 725
Returned Check 75
Student Activity per semester 200
Health Services Feeper year 65
Physical Education Summer Camp 1,000
Transcript per copy 5
Off-Campus Course 125
Telecommunications (Resident) per semester 230
Telecommunications (Commuter) per semester 140
Room Reservation Deposit 400
(advanced each Spring term to secure place in dorm)

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Apr 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,909

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,666

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,481

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$39,371

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
72%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$16,973

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$29,900
Required Fees
$2,725
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,100

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

From The School

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
AEΒ Alpha Sigma Beta, Fraternity Green & White
ΑΥΠ Alpha Upsilon Pi, Sorority Blue & White
RAE 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.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,471
Out of State
28%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
46

Demographics

4.11%
Asian
3.85%
African-American
19.63%
Hispanic
57.76%
Caucasian
12.40%
Unknown
2.75%
International

44% female
56% male
28% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Overview

From The School

Students who attend Manhattan College have the best of both worlds. Nestled in the heart of Riverdale, the beautiful 22-acre campus provides students a quiet, tree-lined community where they can enjoy a peaceful environment when they prefer. Yet a short distance away is vibrant New York City, providing a cultural experience like no other. Greenwich Village cafes, midtown museums and Broadway shows are all within easy reach.

In fact, New York City serves as a "living laboratory" for Manhattan College students. Through an influential alumni network, students have unsurpassed access to internship and employment opportunities. The city also offers a wide variety of service opportunities.

The student body of 3,500 hails from 39 states and 59 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 Life

Undergrads living on campus
62%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
75%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
73

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Ross Pollack, Ed.D.

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
64
Number of Honor Societies
22

Number of Social Sororities
1
Number of Religious Organizations
2

2% join a fraternity
5% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Jaspers)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lady Jaspers)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
69

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
16

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
William J. Bisset
Vice President of Enrollment Management

Address
Office of Admissions
Manhattan College
Riverdale, NY 10471

Phone
7188627200

Email
admit@manhattan.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Quadrangle
O'Malley Library
Internet Cafe
Draddy Gymnasium
Thomas Hall
The College has also begun construction on the Raymond W. Kelly '63 Student Commons. Set to open in 2014, it will house student clubs, student government offices and the bookstore. The building will be LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square
Bronk Zoo
Central Park
Yankee Stadium
Manhattan College is ideally located in suburban Riverdale, New York, near Westchester County and just 10 miles from midtown Manhattan. The College is a short subway ride to all that New York City has to offer: museums, historical sites, the arts, entertainment and culture.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:30 am- 3:30 pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Saturdays in Fall, Monday-Thursday in July and August

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The College is easily accessible by public transportation including subway, buses, commuter rail and taxis. The nearest airport is LaGuardia Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
FROM NEW YORK CITY: F.D.R. Drive (from South) -- Follow F.D.R. Drive to Major Deegan Expressway North (I-87). Exit at Van Cortlandt Park South, bear right off ramp, bear right onto Broadway. At second traffic light, turn left, then left again onto Manhattan College Parkway. Proceed up hill to main gate on right. West Side Highway (from South) -- Follow West Side Highway to Henry Hudson Parkway North to Exit 20, West 239th Street. At stop sign proceed straight across intersection (monument on left), pass traffic light, bear right at fork onto Manhattan College Parkway. Proceed down hill to main gate on left. FROM LAGUARDIA AIRPORT: Grand Central Parkway to Triborough Bridge to Major Deegan Expressway to Van Cortlandt Park South. FROM JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Van Wyck Expressway North to Grand Central Parkway to Triborough Bridge to Major Deegan Expressway to Van Cortlandt Park South. FROM NEW JERSEY: George Washington Bridge (from West) -- New Jersey Turnpike or Route 80 to George Washington Bridge. Follow signs to Henry Hudson Parkway northbound to 239th Street Exit (no commercial vehicles). FROM UPSTATE: Saw Mill River Parkway/Henry Hudson Parkway -- Traveling North: Exit at 239th Street. Go to stop sign, cross intersection, and bear right onto Manhattan College Parkway. Proceed down hill to main gate on left. Traveling South: Exit at 246th Street. Turn left at first traffic light, turn right onto Fieldston Road at circle, then turn left onto Manhattan College Parkway. Proceed down hill to main gate on left.

Local Accommodations
Various Courtyard by Marriott locations nearby, ranging in price from $200 to $275 per night. Hampton Inn and Ramada Inn locations nearby, ranging in price from $99 to $150 per night. Affinia ranges from $250-$300 per night. Courtyard by Marriott - Rye, NY (914) 921-1100 Courtyard by Marriott - Tarrytown, NY (914) 631-1122 Hampton Inn - White Plains, NY (914) 592-5680 Holiday Inn - Yonkers, NY (914) 476-3800
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Key Stats

8,199
Applicants
3,471
Size
67%
Acceptance Rate
1090
SAT Scores

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