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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.

Student Body

Manhattan has “an eclectic mix of students, typical of an institution within…New York City.” Many students are “relatives of alumni that have gone 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’s 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 extracurricular 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.”

Campus Life

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” or a sport’s team’s house, or they 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.”

Contact & Visit

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

Admissions

Applicants: 8,401
Acceptance Rate: 78%
Average HS GPA: 88.57







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