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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Applying is straightforward—submit the completed application, official high school transcript, letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and optional SAT or ACT scores. Transfer applicants should submit an official transcript from each school attended. Admission is rolling with a priority deadline of March 1 for all enrollment. Early action deadline is December 1. For details, students should visit Manhattanville.edu or contact the College via e-mail at admissions@mville.edu or by phone at 914-323-5464.


Overview

Applicants
3,841
Acceptance Rate
82%
Average HS GPA
3.10

GPA Breakdown

17%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
38%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
430 - 625
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 580

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
17 - 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

Academic GPA
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

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

Selectivity Rating


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Majors and Degrees Offered


African Studies
American Studies
Art History
Studio Art (B.A. or B.F.A.)
Asian Studies
Biochemistry (major only)
Biology
Chemistry
Classical Civilizations
Communication and Media
Criminal Law
Dance & Theatre
Digital Media Production
Accounting, Economics, Finance, Business Management and Marketing
Education
English
Environmental Studies
French
German
History
International Studies
Irish Studies
Italian
Latin American Studies
Legal Studies
Mathematics and Computer Science
Museum Studies
Music (B.A., B.F.A. or B.Mus.)
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Self-Designed
Sociology
Spanish
Sport Studies
Women's and Gender Studies
World Religions



Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
384
with Terminal Degree
194

200
Women
184
Men
55
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
44%
Graduate in 5 years
47%
Graduate in 6 years
48%

Majors

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

  • French Language and Literature.
  • 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

Academics A "warm and welcoming community," Manhattanville College strives to create "well-rounded" students through its strong liberal arts curriculum. While there's a wide array of great majors from which to choose, undergrads here make a point of highlighting the college's exceptionally "good education program that enables you to visit different schools throughout Westchester County." Specific programs aside, students here love that class sizes are "small enough to have engaging conversations and [for] professors learn your name." And speaking of professors, while some feel their instructors are a mixed bag, others insist that the "majority…[are] great." Indeed, they often prove themselves to be "helpful [both inside] and outside the classroom." A grateful student chimes in, "I've never had a teacher that I couldn't go to with questions or just to have a friendly conversation." A fellow undergrad agrees, "The professors here are personable and knowledgeable and, most importantly, approachable. They never make a student feel like they are an outsider or intruding." Finally, outside of academics, Manhattanville's proximity to New York City is a huge advantage. As one undergrad gushes, "There are so many job and internship opportunities here that I couldn't pass it up!"

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


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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
44%
Graduate in 5 years
47%
Graduate in 6 years
48%

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

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees


Tuition: $36,920
Room, Board and Fees: $14,520

Financial Aid


98% of Manhattanville students receive some form of financial assistance. Manhattanville commits $36 million in financial aid and is committed to making enrollment more affordable for everyone. Students are granted various scholarships, awards, and other forms of financial assistance, including grants, loans, waivers, and work study. For scholarship information and advice about financial aid eligibility, prospective students should visit mville.edu/financialaid.


Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,852

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,526

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,619

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
77%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,850

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$27,416

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$37,370
Required Fees
$1,450
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,840
Transportation for Commuters
$800

On-Campus Room and Board
$14,520
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

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
No

Financial Aid Rating

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From The School


We are dedicated to the leadership, educational, and social development of Manhattanville Students. We foster an environment that is collaborative, socially responsible, and community-driven.


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,725
Foreign Countries Represented
47

Demographics

1.61%
Asian
9.32%
African-American
25.03%
Hispanic
46.65%
Caucasian
7.47%
Unknown
7.17%
International

63% female
37% male
27% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Students Say

Manhattanville undergrads are quite proud that their school manages to attract "a lot of international students." In turn, this allows for a "very diverse" community filled with "different races, religions, [and] genders." Aside from geographic background, Manhattanville gets a nice mix of personalities as well. One student elaborates, "There are dancers, sports players, music lovers, technology wizards, readers, [and] writers. Even if you're the quiet type, you're sure to find someone to mingle with." Regardless of what stereotype or category they might fall into, undergrads describe their peers as "admirable," "respectful," "involved," and "caring." Students also love that "no one is afraid to be themselves." That's probably due to the fact that, by and large, "everyone is accepting towards one another." Manhattanville's size is also a plus: "Such a small community...makes it easy to connect with the people around you." Another student agrees adding, "We all know somebody when walking on the quad. There is always someone to meet and or say hi to." And another undergrad sums up by sharing, "Everyone here is talented and unconditionally sweet! You never feel alone here on campus."

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
60%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
71%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Wellness Housing

Students Say

Manhattanville undergrads are fairly studious and can often be found in the library during the week. We're told that it's "a nice hangout spot, and it is so easy to do your homework and get assignments done [there]." Some students do complain that "there isn't much to do" beyond studying. However, others counter that there is plenty of fun to be had if you actively seek it out. For example, students can participate in "paint nights, silent disco's, [and] trivia nights," to name a few activities. Additionally, "there are a multitude of clubs available for students to join. If you have an interest of any kind, there's a club for it." And, on the off-chance it doesn't exist, "starting one is easy and the school works with you to make it come to life." Performing "community service" is also fairly common. Undergrads here do caution that there's not much that happens in terms of partying on campus. When students want to step away from campus life for a bit, they'll often head to nearby White Plains "for drinks or [to] have dinner." Individuals in search of more urban excitement can hop on the "free bus that takes students into Manhattan on the weekends."

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
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
50
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
5

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

16% 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


Sustainability


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 Manager

Address
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577

Phone
(914) 323-5464

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 and Madison Square Garden
New York City museums
New York City nightlife - hear bands perform, dance at clubs, attend a poetry reading
White Plains, New York for nearby restaurants, shopping, movies, and nightlife
United Nations-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 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
Other

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.

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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