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Manhattan College

  • Riverdale, NY
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 44%56%
    student ratio
  • 3,403
    total students
  • $34,300 | $34,300
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • April 15
    fall application deadline
  • 66%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 554
    sat math
  • 536
    sat reading
  • 533
    sat writing
  • 25
    act composite

Overview

Manhattan College -- Alumni and Students Know That Here Promises Are Fulfilled -- The Promise of Lasallian Catholic Community

Manhattan College is a Lasallian educational institution founded in 1853 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a Catholic teaching order established by Saint John Baptist De La Salle. He believed in generosity of spirit and the power of education to transform lives. Today, these same ideals ring true at Manhattan College, where students embody the core Lasallian principles of concern for the poor and social justice, respect for all people, a quality education, an inclusive community, and faith in the presence of God.

Social Justice in Action

Today, Manhattan College students actively define their commitments to social justice by trading their traditional lifestyles for immersion and service experiences around the city, country, and world.

Each year, Campus Ministry and Social Action (CMSA) runs its L.O.V.E. program (Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience), which gives students chances to travel to some of the world's poorest areas in New Orleans, Kenya, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, and West Virginia, and volunteer with people of very different socio-economic backgrounds.

But Jaspers don't have to travel far to lend a helping hand. The Lasallian Collegians group volunteers on campus and in the city by arranging school blood drives, toy drives, soup kitchen trips, and food runs. The Arches, a growing learning-living program, offers freshman students the chance to live in a community, attend 2 classes together, and get to know New York City through service projects in the city.

The Promise of New York City

The promise of New York City delivers. All students have to do is step out into it! Bursting with ideas, learning opportunities, and connections, no other city in the world offers as much as New York. Manhattan College offers a first-rate college education on a small, safe campus that just happens to be a stone's throw from the heart of it all: Manhattan. Students can take a short subway ride into the bustling metropolis and be inspired by the great minds of the past and present. Manhattan College isn't just about developing academically; it's also about becoming a well-rounded citizen of the world, culturally, spiritually, and socially. And there's no better place to do this than in the throbbing heartbeat of the planet: New York City.

The Promise of Good Value

Manhattan College is consistently ranked among the top schools in national surveys that examine the value of a college degree. The lower than average tuition and generous financial aid packages, combined with higher than average graduate salaries, make Manhattan College a good investment. Here is what the surveys say about Manhattan College:

"Placed 32nd out of 1,500 colleges and universities in the College Education Value Compared Payscale Return on Investment Survey."

Fifty Affordable Colleges with the Best Return on Investment 2011

"Bloomberg Businessweek" ranked Manhattan College 13th out of nearly 700 colleges and universities surveyed in its 50 Affordable Colleges with the Best Return on Investment report -- higher than both Yale and Columbia universities. The report found that the top 50 colleges and universities, including Manhattan College, delivered a 30-year net return on investment greater than $1 million for graduates.

Best Northeastern Colleges in the U.S. by Salary Potential 2011-2012

Conducted by PayScale.com, this survey studied the salaries of graduates from more than 1,000 colleges and universities, and ranked Manhattan College 12th among best northeastern colleges in the U.S. -- higher than Yale, Columbia, and Brown universities.

The report showed that the median salary of Manhattan College alumni nearly doubled from entry level to mid-career. According to the report, the starting median salary for Manhattan College graduates is $53,900 and the mid-career median salary is $107,000.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance Best Value in Private Colleges 2011

Manhattan College was named as one of the top 100 private universities in Kiplinger's Personal Finance Best Value in Private Colleges' survey, placing first among New York colleges for lowest total cost and lowest average debt for students at graduation. The college also ranked in the top 20 nationally for both of these categories.

The Promise of Tradition and Innovation

Since its founding in 1853, Manhattan College has been committed to providing students with the timeless values while keeping an eye on the future. Change is visible as the Raymond W. Kelly Student Commons begins to rise from its foundation. The 70,000-square-foot building, set to open in 2014, will significantly enhance the college's ability to integrate academics and student life, while providing space for fitness and wellness programming, cultural and community events, dining, student activities, and student collaboration.

Fast Facts that Point to the Promises

- Manhattan College is one of 283 institutions in the U.S. with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's most widely known academic honor society.

- All 3 of Manhattan College's professional schools -- business, education, and engineering -- are nationally accredited.

- The 6 undergraduate engineering programs -- chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, and mechanical -- are accredited by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

- The school of education is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

- The school of business is one of 681 institutions throughout the world accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

- Seventeen alumni are members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering, an impressive number for an institution of Manhattan College's size.

- Manhattan is one of a few American colleges to have chapters of all 5 of these national honor societies: Beta Gamma Sigma, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi.

- The Best Colleges 2013 edition of "U.S. News and World Report" ranks Manhattan College 17th overall in the Best Regional Universities (North) category.

- The School of Engineering is ranked 35th by "U.S. News and World Report" among engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's.

- Recognized for economic diversity among top-ranked schools in the Best Regional Universities (North) category in "U.S. News & World Report."

* Ranked 149th out of more than 600 schools nationwide on "Forbes'" America's Best Colleges list.

* Of more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States, Manhattan is one of only 342 with Division I athletics.

* Manhattan is one of only 182 colleges founded in the United States before the Civil War that is still surviving.

Interest students should join the long line of achievers who have made a difference. They can make an appointment to see what Manhattan College is all about. Students should call 1-800-MC2-XCEL for additional information or visit www.manhattan


Location & Contact

4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471
USA

Mr.William Bisset

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Phone: 718-862-7200
Fax: 718-862-8019
Email: admit@manhattan.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biotechnology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Organizational Behavior
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Nuclear Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radiologic Technology/Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Science technologies
    • Nuclear and Industrial Radiologic Technologies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Urban Studies/Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

66% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied7,268
    • Accepted4,809
    • Acceptance Rate66%
    • Enrolled3,403
    • Female Applicants3,934
    • Females Accepted2,519
    • Female Acceptance Rate64%
    • Male Applicants3,334
    • Males Accepted2,290
    • Male Acceptance Rate68%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.5
      SAT or ACT scores
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.56
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen April 15th April 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 1st December 1st --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer July 1st August 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 536 480 58
    • SAT Math 554 490 610
    • SAT Writing 533 480 580
    • ACT Composite 25 23 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$34,300
    • Out-of-state tuition *$34,300
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$2,888.00
    • Room and board *$13,740.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students3,403
    • Male Student Percentage56%
    • Female Student Percentage44%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino18.4%
    • Black or African American3.7%
    • White or Caucasian60.27%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.18%
    • Asian3.76%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races1.91%
    • Unknown9.34%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.5% representing 37 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students28% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 67%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Gaelic Society, student government, LaSallian Collegians (Community Service Group), Manhattan College Players (Theater/Drama group)
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Yes No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Lacrosse No Division 1 Yes
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis No No No
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Yes No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 1 Yes
    • Rugby No No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis No Division 1 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty424
    • Full-time Percentage51%
    • Part-time Percentage49%
    • Female Percentage42%
    • Male Percentage58%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 3,555 students to 285 faculty


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