See what 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 students actually seem eager to take difficult courses, knowing they’ll be backed up by a faculty member who 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.”

Student Body

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.”

Campus Life

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 Latin American Student Association. One particular highlight is the Sister Mary T. Clark Center for Religion and Social Justice, “where students often will go just to be around the positive energy.” Additionally, “a cappella 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.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Christina Labella
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577

(914) 323-5464


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Center for Design Thinking
The Pub/Marketplace
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 Cinemas/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 College 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

Information Sessions

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

Contact Admissions office or Athletics Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

Must be accepted


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.


Applicants: 3,943
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Average HS GPA: 3.30



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