From the School

In 1841 in a three-story house on Houston Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side, the Academy of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic boarding school for girls, was founded. Seventy-six years after its founding as an academy, Manhattanville was chartered as a college by the New York State Board of Regents. In 1952, the College moved to its current location in Westchester, N.Y., former estate of Whitelaw Reid. Today, Manhattanville's Reid Castle looks out over the green of the quadrangle to the renovated residence halls, academic buildings and housing complex for faculty and staff.

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From The School


Overview

Applicants
3,435
Acceptance Rate
90%
Average HS GPA
3.20

GPA Breakdown

12%
Over 3.75
12%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
30%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 590
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — December 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities
Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities
Alumni/ AE Relation
Level of applicant's interest

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
360
with Terminal Degree
178

181
Women
179
Men
44
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
54%
Graduate in 5 years
58%
Graduate in 6 years
59%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization.
  • Asian Studies/Civilization.
  • East Asian Studies.
  • French Studies.
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies.

  • 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 and Media Studies, Other.
  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • 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.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Police Science.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Legal Studies, General.
  • Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate).

  • 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.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

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

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

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


Students Say

For students who don’t like to limit themselves, Manhattanville College provides “endless opportunities to find your passion and get involved.” Undergraduates take comfort from the institution’s carefully fostered “communal environment” and the “close-knit relationships” this leads to. They also freely capitalize on the college’s “diverse course selection,” and the way both the academics and school provide “many connections for internships and jobs” while also serving to “help you build your portfolio as a young professional.” Students are fairly quick to give credit where it’s due, praising professors who often act as “amazing resources” and generally “bring a lot of expertise into their classrooms.” In particular, those at Manhattanville appreciate that professors strive to “teach in a way that makes learning interesting and fun.” It’s no wonder, then, that while students here actually seem eager to take difficult courses, knowing that they’ll be backed up by a faculty is “very personable and clearly communicates that they are here to help their students and facilitate their success.” Based on the feedback we’ve seen, it’s clear that “no matter what the students need, there is always an office, a person, or department ready, willing, and able to help out.” Considering all that, it’s no wonder that one undergrad describes time spent at Manhattanville as a “challenging but stressless experience.”

Degrees

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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


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

John Mara, Jr
Owner - Mara Entertainment talent agency; Broadway producer; won a Tony Award for co-producing the revival of Hello Dolly starring Bette Midler

Josie Natori
Fashion Designer/CEO, Natori, Inc.

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

Carol Sauvion
American crafts scholar and patron, and the producer of the PBS series Craft in America

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

Amy Zhang
Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Alger Small Cap Focus, Alger Mid Cap Focus and Alger Small Cap Growth strategies

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
54%
Graduate in 5 years
58%
Graduate in 6 years
59%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Nov 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,941

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,116

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,340

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
68%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,092

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$33,251

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$38,880
Required Fees
$1,450
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,500
Transportation for Commuters
$800

On-Campus Room and Board
$14,810
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Gates Millennium Scholar Program - The United Negro College Fund is the administrator of the Gates Millennium Scholar Program
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

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)

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
1,541
Foreign Countries Represented
36

Demographics

1.99%
Asian
10.11%
African-American
28.59%
Hispanic
48.34%
Caucasian
2.79%
Unknown
5.32%
International

58% female
42% male
25% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Students Say

Manhattanville undergrads seem to pride themselves on the school’s “very diverse” community. As one student immediately explains, “I have made friends from all different backgrounds, states, and countries.” Just as critically, people here are “willing to embrace different cultures, ethnicities, sexualities and personality types.” While a few individuals do note that the “student body is somewhat divided into athletes and non-athletes,” others insist that “it’s easy to meet people and make friends.” By and large, students say their classmates “genuinely care about everyone’s well being” and are “willing to help you when you need.” And it’s certainly common to encounter a “friendly face” as you walk across campus. The vast majority of students are also “very hardworking” and extremely “passionate about their education and extracurriculars.” Indeed, “they know the fields they want to be in and strive to achieve their goals.” One individual further elaborates, “I also describe them as warriors who don’t give up once they reach a failure; they keep on going no matter the road ahead.” As this undergrad concludes, “Everyone I’ve met is so kind and passionate and talented, it’s a great environment to be in.”

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
59%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
63%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Wellness Housing

Students Say

At Manhattanville, there’s tons of fun to be had both in and out of the classroom. To begin with, sports are certainly very popular and you’ll find that the “majority of students attend athletic events to support their fellow Valiants.” Many people also participate in intramurals for rugby, volleyball and dodgeball (among others). But don’t fret if you’re not particularly sporty; there are plenty of other ways to get involved, whether that’s participating in the active student government, joining the Finance Society, working on the Manhattanville Video Project, or joining a cultural institution like the Asian American Student Association. One particular highlight is the Mary T. Clark Community Service Program, “where students often will go just to be around the positive energy.” Additionally, “acapella and performance opportunities [abound]” and the college sponsors numerous events such as Fall Fest, a family weekend “with rides, food, and plenty of entertainment” as well as Quad Jam, a music festival with “food trucks, student performances, and a headliner performance such as We The Kings and Lupe Fiasco.” Once the weekend rolls around, it’s fairly common for undergrads to head off campus—free transportation both to White Plains and New York City doesn’t hurt. “There’s something for everyone, you just have to be ambitious enough to find exactly what it is you like to do.”

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Valiant Learning Support Program

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Alyssa Campo-Carman

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Documentation Guidelines: ?A qualified professional should conduct the evaluation and provide name, title and professional credentials. ?The evaluations should include a diagnostic statement and be signed and dated. ?Documentation should include a description of the diagnostic criteria, evaluation methods, procedures, tests and dates of administration, as well as a clinical narrative, observation, and specific results. ?Information on how the disability or disabilities currently limits one or more major life activities. ?Recommendations of the professional provider will be considered as part of the comprehensive intake process; however, these recommendations do not guarantee the granting of requested accommodations.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Documentation Guidelines: ?A qualified professional should conduct the evaluation and provide name, title and professional credentials. ?The evaluations should include a diagnostic statement and be signed and dated. ?Documentation should include a description of the diagnostic criteria, evaluation methods, procedures, tests and dates of administration, as well as a clinical narrative, observation, and specific results. ?Information on how the disability or disabilities currently limits one or more major life activities. ?Recommendations of the professional provider will be considered as part of the comprehensive intake process; however, these recommendations do not guarantee the granting of requested accommodations.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
50
Number of Honor Societies
3

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
4

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

35% participate in intramural sports
21% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Valiants)
10 Sports

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

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


Sustainability

79/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
84%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

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
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
NYS Contracting Group

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Joseph Garzione
Welcome Center Director

Address
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577

Phone
(914) 323-5464

Email
admissions@mville.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Center for Design Thinking
The Pub/Marketplace
Library
The Game Zone
The Quad
90,000-square-foot air-supported inflatable bubble. It features large turf training surfaces and there are also portable basketball, volleyball, and futsal courts. There is also the newly refurbished Manhattanville Tennis courts. There are also student activities in the Berman Student Center and the Fitness/Movement Room.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Restaurants/Bars in White Plains/Mamaroneck Ave ex. Gyu Kaku Restaurant
Broadway plays and events in New York City(events at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Academy of Music,Staten Island Ferry, and events at Citi Field in Queens, Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, and Madison Square Garden in Manhattan
White Plains- Showcase Cinema/Target Plaza; Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville which is only 20 minutes away by train and even less time by car
New York City - NYC ? Dylan?s Sugar Factory, Central Park and New York City nightlife - hear bands perform, dance at clubs, attend a poetry reading
White Plains - The Galleria Mall/ The Westchester
United Nations-NGO Trips. Through Manhattanville College's Sister Mary T. Clark Center for Religion and 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 Grand Central Station in New York City. In addition, public transportation to and from campus is available via taxi and bus service.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and select Saturdays
Monday-Friday from 9:00AM-5:00PM; and select Saturdays
(914) 323-5464

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Our undergraduate academic community and select campus departments offer sessions that provide an overview of their academic programs. In addition to attending an admissions information session and campus walking tour, students may also select to attend an academic program information session. These are held throughout the year.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions office or Athletics Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.govaliants.com/sports/2017/5/10/GEN_0621133859.aspx

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 Grand Central Station in New York City. 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. By Car: From New York City Deegan Expressway/New York State Thruway (I-87) north to exit 8. Right to Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287), east to Hutchinson River Parkway. North on Hutchinson River Parkway to exit 27 (in New York, not Connecticut) at Route 120 (Purchase Street). Left on Purchase Street to campus. From Long Island Throgs Neck or Whitestone Bridge north to Hutchinson River Parkway north to exit 27 (in New York, not Connecticut) at Route 120 (Purchase Street). Left on Purchase Street to campus. From Upstate New York and Northern New Jersey Tappan Zee Bridge East to Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287). East to Hutchinson River Parkway (Exit 9 north). North on Hutchinson River Parkway to exit 27 (in New York, not Connecticut) at Route 120 (Purchase Street). Left on Purchase Street to campus. From Putnam and Dutchess Counties South on I-684 to exit 2. Follow Route 120 south (Purchase Street) to campus (about 4 miles). From Connecticut Merritt Parkway South to Hutchinson River Parkway south to exit 27 in New York (not in Connecticut). Turn right onto Route 120 (Purchase Street) and follow to campus on left. - or - New England Thruway South to Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) west to Hutchinson River Parkway north (exit 9). Hutchinson River Parkway north to exit 27 at Route 120 (Purchase Street). Left on Purchase Street to campus. By Public Transportation or Plane: Train or Bus Metro North Railroad from NYC Grand Central Terminal. Harlem Division Line to White Plains. - or - Anderson Hill Road bus (Bee-Line No. 12) or Taxi to the campus. By Plane Manhattanville College also is easily accessible from all New York City area airports: Westchester County Airport, Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark International Airport.

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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