Students Say

Located on a “beautiful, nature-filled campus,” the “small, but extremely diverse” Manhattanville College focuses on “building a community among all students.” Many students agree that “Manhattanville College is very good at playing to its strengths, which are primarily its international student program and its small class size.” Other students praise its “well-known and impressive writing program” and boast that the “music and theater department are very strong.” They are also quick to highlight that their school is “committed to raising awareness about various global issues” and that “there is always an opportunity to go abroad for study purposes or volunteering.”

Overview

Applicants
3,929
Acceptance Rate
74%

GPA Breakdown

12%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
36%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
490 - 580
SAT Math
480 - 580
SAT Writing
480 - 590
ACT Composite
21 - 26

Deadlines


Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Application Essay
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities
Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities
Alumni/ AE Relation

Overall

Students Say

Located on a “beautiful, nature-filled campus,” the “small, but extremely diverse” Manhattanville College focuses on “building a community among all students.” Many students agree that “Manhattanville College is very good at playing to its strengths, which are primarily its international student program and its small class size.” Other students praise its “well-known and impressive writing program” and boast that the “music and theater department are very strong.” They are also quick to highlight that their school is “committed to raising awareness about various global issues” and that “there is always an opportunity to go abroad for study purposes or volunteering.” Students appreciate the “very favorable faculty-to-student ratio” and note that the “small classes allow the professor to create a bond with each and every student.” Students also praise the high caliber of the professors who are “knowledgeable and insightful” and “brilliant and fully devoted to their work and passionate about what they’re teaching.” One discerning student reveals, “My professors are unbelievably versed in their field of expertise, but that does not mean it always translates to their ability to relay that information in a way that is engaging. That is, however, not the norm, but the exception.” Students also recognize that their professors have their students’ interests at heart and reveal that “if you reach out to a teacher when struggling, almost all will make time to assist you if they see you are putting in the same effort.” Students are less enamored with their school administration, which “is in a time of transition and they don’t seem to know which direction is the best to take.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
310
with Terminal Degree
123

156
Women
154
Men
46
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
57%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Asian Studies/Civilization

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

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

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Education, General
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • History Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Studies, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sports Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology and Anthropology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Technology
  • Music, Other


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Beatrice Welters
Former US Ambassador to Trinidad & Tobago

Sila Calderon
Politician, businesswoman, and former Governor of Puerto Rico

Josie Natori
Fashion Designer/CEO, Natori, Inc.

Kitty Pilgrim
Author and award-winning (Emmy, Peabody, Dupont) former CNN News anchor

Jean Kennedy Smith
American diplomat and former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland

Maria Elena Lagomasino
Former CEO, JP Morgan Private Bank;2007 Hispanic Business Woman of the Year

Daryl A. Mundis
Senior Trial Attorney at The Hague for the Slobodan Milošević trial

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
79
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,572

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,686

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,553

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,444

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
72%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,601

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$34,870
Required Fees
$1,350
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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
Yes

Overall

Students Say

As host to a “large number of international students,” Manhattanville “is all about student diversity.” Students agree, “The diversity is awesome but sometimes people from certain ethnic backgrounds hang out with that group.” Creating even more divisions among the student population, “students seem to clump into cliques based on their socioeconomic backgrounds, sports/interests, etc.” At the same time, students also note the “increased efforts at college to break down these barriers and have students from different backgrounds ‘mingle’ with one another.” Students at this school consider themselves “very open and very friendly” and “accepting of people from all backgrounds.” They also reveal that they “like to learn but don’t go crazy studying.” While some students agree, “Spanish-speaking students are probably the most common attendees,” others feel, “there is a happy balance between all nationalities.” Despite the differences in backgrounds, “students fit in just by joining clubs and attending school sponsored events.” One student insightfully sums it up with the observation that “Manhattanville is a place small enough that people know who you are, but you still have the ability to figure out who you are.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,798
Out of State
30%

International
9%
Foreign Countries Represented
47

Demographics

1.43%
Asian
8.74%
African-American
14.26%
Hispanic
31.31%
Caucasian
42.16%
Unknown
9.42%
International

64% female
36% male
30% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview

Students Say

According to some students, Manhattanville suffers the fate of many commuter schools in the sense that “no one ever stays on campus, so it’s always a ghost town.” However, students who do stay on campus find plenty of ways to keep busy. Many students take part in WMVL the “killer radio station,” which has “helped to strengthen communication in and around [the] community.” They brag, “There are eighty-five DJs, and they broadcast outstanding music.” Students report, “Most weekends our school will provide events to keep students around like comedy shows, school dances, and events like that.” “When it’s nice out, people are always on the quad either tanning or studying or playing Frisbee or skipping class.” Students also look forward to Fall Fest and Quad Jam, which are “two huge parties out on the quad, kind of like a carnival.” For more adventurous students who seek fun outside the boundaries of Manhattanville, the school offers a “free bus service that goes into White Plains every evening.” Many students flock to White Plains for “tons of shops, a few malls, restaurants, and so many things to do.” Students also take advantage of free transportation to nearby Manhattan on weekends “to access the museums, shows, exhibits, city life, and the food.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
64%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
69
First-Year Students living on campus
72%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
96

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
HELP (Higher Education Learning Program)

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Director
Jean Baldassare

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
A Psycho-Educational Diagnosis or Neuro-Psychological Report completed within the last three years.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
A Psycho-Educational Diagnosis of Neuro-Psychological Report completed within the last three years.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
46
Number of Honor Societies
2

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
5

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

13% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Valiants)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Valiants)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health

Sustainability

Green Rating
77

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
8

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

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
Yes

Description
NYS Contracting Group

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
Joe Garzione
Welcome Center Coordinator

Address
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577

Phone
800-328-4553

Email
admissions@mville.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Castle
Library Cafe
Richard Berman Student Center
Kennedy Gymnasium
Quad

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Broadway plays and events in New York City
Professional Sporting events at Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden
NYC museums
NYC nightlife - hear bands perform, dance at clubs, attend a poetry reading
White Plains, NY for nearby restaurants, shopping, movies, and nightlife
UN-NGO Trips. Through Manhattanville College’ s Duchesne Center for Religion & Social Justice students are able to take weekly trips to the United Nations to attend briefings and conferences using its NGO status. Manhattanville provides scheduled free shuttle transportation via its Valiant Express to limited locations in nearby towns as well as to NYC Grand Central Station. In addition, public transportation to and from campus is available via taxi and bus service.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday, Select Sat and Sun Tours
9am - 5pm
800-328-4553

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@mville.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Must be accepted

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Manhattanville provides scheduled free shuttle transportation via its Valiant Express to limited locations in downtown White Plains, as well as to NYC Grand Central Station. In addition, public transportation to and from campus is available via taxi and bus service.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Manhattanville College is located on a 100 acre suburban campus in Purchase, New York. Situated just 30 minutes from New York City, Manhattanville is easily accessed from nearby airports and major routes such as Interstate 287 or the Hutchinson River Parkway.

Local Accommodations
Manhattanville College has obtained special rates at local hotels to help accommodate families who are visiting campus. Please visit our accommodations page of our website for any special rates.
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Key Stats

3,929
Applicants
1,798
Size
74%
Acceptance Rate
1060
SAT Scores

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