Manhattan College campus
Manhattan College campus
Manhattan College campus
Manhattan College campus
Manhattan College campus
Manhattan College campus
Manhattan College campus
Manhattan College campus
Manhattan College campus
Manhattan College campus
Manhattan College campus
Manhattan College campus
Manhattan College campus
Manhattan College campus
Manhattan College campus

From the School

Manhattan College is a Lasallian Catholic college in Riverdale, NY, which offers more than 40 major fields of study in programs of arts, business, education and health, engineering and science.

Manhattan College is a Lasallian Catholic educational institution founded in 1853 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a Catholic teaching order established by Saint John Baptist De La Salle.

Today, these same ideals ring true at Manhattan College, where students embody the core Lasallian principles of an inclusive community, concern for the poor and social justice, respect for all people, all while obtaining a quality education.

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, 93 percent of whom hold doctoral degrees. Students have opportunities to study abroad in more than 30 countries.

Manhattan College participates in Division I sports as part of the MAAC, there are 18 teams. Every year brings excitement to the courts, fields and track as the Jaspers compete. The College is known for its student-athletes, having many ranking among the MAAC All Academic teams.


From The School

1) Course Selection and Performance: Most emphasis is placed upon student course selection on the secondary level and grades earned in those subjects.
2) SAT and/or ACT Scores
3) Recommendations
4) Personal Statement
5) General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.)

Students who are transferring without an associate degree or with an A.A.S. degree must submit:
1) A high school transcript
2) Official college transcripts
3) A list of courses presently being taken
4) College catalogs from all institutions previously attended
5) Financial aid transcripts from all collegiate institutions previously attended (even if you only took one or two courses while in high school)


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

Learn about new SAT scores and college admission here
SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 610
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 590
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 27

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended


Early Decision
November 15

Other Admission Factors


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

Selectivity Rating


From The School

Academic Programs

Manhattan College is one of the 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.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Manhattan College offers more than 40 major fields of study in the programs of arts, business, education and health, engineering and science, and graduate degrees are also offered in education, engineering and business. The College's professional schools are externally accredited by the following accrediting organizations: school of business, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); school of education, Teacher Education Accrediting Council (TEAC); and individual school of engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc. Within these programs, Manhattan College is able to provide students with the knowledge they need to succeed in the classroom and in the workforce.

The Arts students may major in: Art History, Communication, Economics, English, French, Government, History, International Studies, Labor Studies, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Urban Affairs and General Studies.

The Business students may choose from: Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Global Business Studies, Management and Marketing.

In addition, Manhattan College also offers the following graduate programs: the Bachelor of Science in Professional Accounting / Master of Business Administration Program and the Bachelor of Science in Business / Master of Business Administration Program, which offers students an option to complete a five-year multiple award program.

The Education program offers three options for undergraduate students interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in teaching including: Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education, Dual: Childhood/Special Education and Adolescent Education. In addition, the program features two undergraduate majors in the department of Physical Education and Human Performance in Physical Education Teaching (grades K-12) or Exercise Science. Another option is the Five-Year Childhood/Special Education Program, which combines baccalaureate and graduate work, allowing the student to receive a bachelor’s and master’s degree with eligibility to pursue certification for grades 1-6 in regular and special education. The school of education also offers master’s degrees and professional diplomas in school counseling, mental health counseling, special education and school building leadership.

The Radiological and Health Professions Program is also part of the school of education and health and is available to students pursuing a Bachelor of Science with three major selections: Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiation Therapy Technology, Radiologic Technology (X-ray) or Allied Health. The Engineering program offers programs leading to the baccalaureate degree in five disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Graduate study at the master's level is also available in: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Graduate Certificate programs currently available to engineering students are: Engineering Management, Environmental Management, Engineering Law, Engineering Mathematics, Biochemical Engineering, Manufacturing/Systems, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), Construction Management, Electrical Power Engineering, Computer Engineering and Energy Management.

The Science program offers students the chance to major in the following areas: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other

  • Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

Students Say

This traditional Catholic college is located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, just 30 minutes north of Manhattan and all of its resources. Manhattan College's nearly 4,000 students form a tight community, and that "carries a lot of weight in its alumni and its quality of education." The library is open 24 hours, there are "many resources to help you get an internship or a job," and the proximity of a world hub nearby truly influences every aspect of life at school: "To have New York City just around the corner is such a great environment to study in, it makes you truly motivated and [exposes you] to many situations you most likely would not been exposed to at other universities throughout the country." There is a real sense that the administration "does a great job in providing its students with a great balance between social life and academics."

The professors get to know students personally, so "you aren't just another number in their class. You get the help and education you deserve and pay for." "My professors are great at helping to clarify any problems, easy to talk to, pioneers in their field, and overall just want to see me succeed," says one mechanical engineering major. The faculty is well-equipped in their subject content, and "best of all, they present it in a way that makes it interesting to the average 20-year-old." The small class sizes makes for regular discussions, and the vast swath of cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicities also means "there is always someone who can paint a picture of a different culture in every classroom."



Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Colleges that Create Futures


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees 2014-2015 A. Full Time Students, 2014-15 Full time students register for 12 or more credits per semester.
Tuition Charges per Semester
New Students entering 2014-15
Continuing students $17,150
Program Fees per Semester
Arts, Education $645
Business $765
Science $825
Engineering $1,290
Over credit Charges* per credit hour
B. Part Time Students, 2012-2013 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
C. Room and Board Fee, per Semester, 2014-15
Room and Board Standard Room Occupancy with the following plans:
Room/Board*standard meal plan, $13,740

*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) 285 Graduation
(Charged upon achieving Senior status -90 credits)
Matriculation 310 E. Other Fees
Non-matriculation – per semester $165
English as a Second Language 725
Returned Check 75
Student Activity per semester 480
Health Services Feeper year 140

Transcript per copy 5
Off-Campus Course 125
Telecommunications (Resident) –per semester
Telecommunications (Commuter) – per semester
Room Reservation Deposit 300

Financial Aid

Manhattan College provides the maximum financial aid available to qualified students to make their attendance at Manhattan financially possible.

New Students: Students admitted to the College and demonstrating financial need will receive a financial aid assistance offer in the form of a financial aid award letter from the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, which is based on an assessment of your financial need.

Continuing Eligibility: All financial aid is renewable on a yearly basis provided the student remains eligible.


Application Deadlines
Apr 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

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)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


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
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.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



45% female
55% male
31% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Students Say

The "fairly diverse student body" cops to feeling more like a family, and "the vibe on campus is definitely very open and friendly." There is "a wonderful representation of commuter students who are from all areas of NYC," but the majority of students live on campus and "embrace the urban area outside of the campus." "Because of the size…you'll see people you know all the time and sometimes have time to stop and have a conversation," says one student. A fair number of athletes make up the population, and there are quite a few engineers to be found, but all mix seamless. Everyone "reaches out to or helps anyone who is struggling in classes or even personal issues," and students are "very dedicated to the school." "Once a Jasper, always a Jasper."


From The School


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 allows the College to integrate academics and student life, and provides spaces for fitness and wellness programming, cultural and community events, dining, student activities, and student collaboration.

Off-Campus Opportunities

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.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Theme Housing

Students Say

The college's size "allows you to make connections quickly and make friends easily;" the "surrounding area gives endless social possibilities" and the quad is usually full of people relaxing and hanging out. Van Cortlandt Park is right next door, and "there are many great places to eat around the neighborhood" (which is good, as "the dining options are very limited" on campus). On weekdays, most people stick to "a basic schedule of going to classes, meals, the gym, and library to study," but on the weekends the hair comes down. "Whether it's going to a sporting event, going to one of the local bars or personally going to see a Broadway show, people usually take their time off to do things off campus," says a student of the relaxed attitude at the end of the day. Manhattan (the borough) is a constant lure, so "very frequently we head to the city to explore and have fun"; discount tickets to New York sports teams given out by Student Activities are "an extremely popular activity that a lot of students partake in."

Special Needs Admissions

Ross Pollack, Ed.D.

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

3% join a fraternity
5% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Jaspers)
9 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lady Jaspers)
10 Sports

Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

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


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:

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:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

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

Campus Visits Contact

William J. Bisset
Vice President of Enrollment Management

Office of Admissions
Manhattan College
Riverdale, NY 10471



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
O'Malley Library
Internet Cafe
Draddy Gymnasium
Thomas Hall
The Raymond W. Kelly '63 Student Commons allows the College to integrate academics and student life, and provides spaces for fitness and wellness programming, cultural and community events, dining, student activities, and student collaboration.

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

Information Sessions

Saturdays in Fall, Monday-Thursday in July and August

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


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

Rankings & Lists

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