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Manhattan College is a Lasallian Catholic college in Riverdale, NY, which offers more than 100 majors and programs in business, education and health, engineering, liberal arts and science.

Manhattan College was founded in 1853 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, a teaching order started by Saint John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of teachers.

Students are guided by an internationally recognized faculty, sought-after leaders and real-world consultants in their fields, 93 percent of whom hold doctoral degrees. They have opportunities to study abroad in more than 30 countries.

Manhattan College participates in Division I sports as part of the MAAC, with 19 teams. The College is known for its student-athletes, with many ranking on the MAAC All-Academic teams, while also contributing to winning teams.

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Overview

Applicants
7,882
Acceptance Rate
75%

GPA Breakdown

28%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 630
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
466
with Terminal Degree

258
Men
208
Women
100
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
58%
Graduate in 5 years
70%
Graduate in 6 years
74%

Majors

  • 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 and Electronics 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 PROGRAMS.

  • 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

Manhattan College in New York, isn’t actually in Manhattan, but is close enough— a quick 30-minute subway trip from the Riverdale section of the Bronx. A Catholic university, Manhattan honors the “five LaSallian values” (“promoting faith, respect, education, community and social justice”), which shape the culture on campus, primarily in its commitment to “service,” but also apparent in the presence of Catholic brothers, who teach some of the courses. Students overwhelmingly praise “outstanding” professors who are “not only outstanding in fields they teach, but they also care very deeply for their students.” Most “are industry professionals, or PhDs that have a lot of experience in the subject matter that they are teaching,” providing “an academic experience where one is able to connect the theory behind a certain subject to practical real world applications.” Small classes offer a “12:1 student-faculty ratio.” The school “carries prestige” and has “a lot of connections,” in the “public sector and private industry,” so students have a “greater chance of being placed/connected with an internship that closely relates to their field of choice.” This is “especially true for the engineering and education departments.” Manhattan “gives you room to take initiative, but also does a good job of keeping students on track.” Manhattan has “an outstanding internship program, and “good rates at helping students finding jobs after college,” especially with the help of past Jaspers [the college mascot] in the strong alumni network.

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

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
58%
Graduate in 5 years
70%
Graduate in 6 years
74%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,365

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$14,027

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
97%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$46,498

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

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$40,400
Required Fees
$1,964
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$16,870
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,654
Foreign Countries Represented
46

Demographics

4.65%
Asian
5.67%
African-American
23.23%
Hispanic
54.93%
Caucasian
6.02%
Unknown
3.23%
International

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

Students Say

Manhattan has “an eclectic mix of students, typical of an institution within…New York City.” Many students are “relatives of alumni that have went here, usually their parents,” and many are also “first-generation college students, which is something LaSallian institutions pride themselves on.” Students boast of the campus’ true diversity and familiarity: “Coming back to school at Manhattan after a break is like going to a family reunion,” a student says. “You meet people from NY to Alaska” and “all over the world.” Students are “generally engaged in class discussions and are passionate about their studies and extra-curricular activities.” Students get a chance to “make a ton of friends and build relationships that will last a lifetime.” One comment sums up the general student body sentiment: “I am very lucky to call myself a Jasper.”

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
51%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
70%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Students Say

Students say Manhattan College’s location—last stop on the 1 train—can’t be beat for ease into the more bustling parts of the city, but if you stay on campus, “the size of the school is large enough that there are plenty of people to meet and activities to participate in.” In nice weather, “everyone hangs out outside on the Quad” or at “Kelly Commons.” “Van Cortlandt Park is also very close so people will hike and just hang out” in the “green spaces” there. Manhattan College “isn’t considered a party school; however, most people do party and go out on the weekends,” including those thrown by “frats,” a sport’s team’s house, or head over to Fordham’s college bars. At the end of the night, however, “everyone always ends up at Fenwick’s (the only bar at Manhattan College). Dorms are “a pleasure,” though students point out that “the campus itself is fairly spread out, with the Engineering building being separated from what is called Main Campus,” which effectively “separates the student population.” Yet “you seem to meet everyone, whether it’s in the small classes or sitting next to them in the student section during an insane basketball game.”

Special Needs Admissions


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
2
Number of Religious Organizations
2

1% join a fraternity
1% 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
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
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

65/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

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 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. The Raymond W. Kelly '63 Student Commons houses student clubs, student government offices and the bookstore. The building is 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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