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We believe higher education elevates students' knowledge both academically and practically. Our 100-acre, picturesque campus is located in a safe and scenic community in Westchester County, just 30 minutes away from Manhattan, which provides our students with many cultural experiences, and internship opportunities. We offer 50+ undergraduate areas of study and 70+ graduate programs, degrees, and certificates reinforced by internships, career counseling, mentors, and networking opportunities. We call it outcomes-based learning. Since Manhattanville’s inception as a Catholic academy in 1841, we have believed education is most transformative when tied to acts of service and the will to lead ethically and responsibly. That belief was evident when President Grace Cowardin Dammann, RSCJ, encouraged students to work with under privileged children during the Great Depression and World War II, and is still visible today with our students donating more than 32,000 hours to community service and social justice projects.

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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
4,132
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average HS GPA
3.16

GPA Breakdown

12%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
25%
3.00 - 3.24
30%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 570
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 580

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 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
Non-Academic

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

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
379
with Terminal Degree
176

200
Women
179
Men
57
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
47%
Graduate in 6 years
48%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender 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, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Education, General
  • 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

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Studies, General

  • 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
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Police Science

  • 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 Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Technology
  • Music, Other


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 Other
Master's
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
42%
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

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Financial Aid


Manhattanville College offers both merit scholarships and needbased financial aid. Over 90 percent of students receive financial awards. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required. The types of awards available are honors, merit, arts, and community service scholarships; Manhattanville grants and scholarships; Federal Perkins Loans; Federal Stafford Student Loans; Federal Pell Grants; Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants; Federal Work-Study Program awards; and Tuition Assistance Program awards. For scholarship information and advice about financial aid eligibility, prospective students should visit www.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
$6,761

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,609

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,549

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
69%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,212

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,601

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$36,460
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
$1,500

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
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School


Our student body comes from more than 50 countries and 30 states - diversity that shapes your worldview without even leaving your residence hall. And that while we're just 30 miles from New York City - a place that gives you access to opportunities, like internships and jobs, that some people spend years trying to land - you'll also get a classic college experience, with grassy quads, and stone buildings, (and have we mentioned the actual castle that's the centerpiece of our 100-acre campus?) At Manhattanville, our students are involved outside the classroom by joining more than 50 clubs, working for the campus radio station or attending the university's many events, such as comedy shows and movie nights on the quad.

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.

The mission of the Office of Student Activities (OSA) is to empower, engage and educate students, and to support the mission of the College. OSA collaborates with Student Affairs and Academic Affairs across campus to develop social and educational programs and traditions which support the college mission, foster student development, and build institutional spirit. OSA contributes to the creation of a vibrant campus life and student personal growth through participation in student clubs/organizations, Student Government Association, traditions, and events occurring both on and off campus.


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,794
Foreign Countries Represented
54

Demographics

1.44%
Asian
8.47%
African-American
18.44%
Hispanic
43.69%
Caucasian
16.77%
Unknown
8.47%
International

64% female
36% male
29% 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
72%

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


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
46
Number of Honor Societies
2

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
5

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

17% 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

Student Services

Health

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

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
8

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
NYS Contracting Group

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Joe Garzione
Welcome Center Coordinator

Address
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577

Phone
800-328-4553

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, Madison Square Garden
NYC museums
NYC nightlife - hear bands perform, dance at clubs, attend a poetry reading
White Plains, NY for nearby restaurants, shopping, movies, and nightlife
UN-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 NYC Grand Central Station. In addition, public transportation to and from campus is available via taxi and bus service.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday, Select Sat and Sun Tours
9am - 5pm
800-328-4553

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@mville.edu

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 NYC Grand Central Station. 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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