3,664
Students
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Admission Difficulty
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66%
Acceptance Rate
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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

Address 4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, NY  10471
United States
Contact Dr. William Bisset
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Email: admit@manhattan.edu
Phone: 718-862-7200
Fax: 718-862-8019

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,313
Applied
5,557
Accepted
3,664
Enrolled
67%
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Female Admissions

4,477
Females Applied
2,923
Females Accepted
65%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,836
Males Applied
2,634
Males Accepted
69%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
3.4
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
One recommendation
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen April 15th April 15th
Early decision plan November 15th December 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer July 1st August 15th Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 530 623
SAT Math 520 620
ACT Composite 23 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

38,200
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Fees

3,887
Full-time student fees
15,600
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

25,262
Avg. Financial Aid Package
25,262
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
0
Avg. Loan Aid
6,585
Avg. Grant Aid
17,892
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
92% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
65%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
0%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,664
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
31%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 21.89%
Black or African American 4.99%
White or Caucasian 54.72%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.14%
Asian 5.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.03%
Two or more races 2.35%
Other 7.75%

Gender

Male (55.38%)
Female (44.62%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 67%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Spring Concert and Carnival, Manhattan Madness (basketball pep rally) and Senior Formal

Student Services

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Most popular organizations:
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Singers, Student Government, Social Life Commission and Manhattan College Players (Theater/Drama group)

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
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Crew No Checkmark No
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Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby No Checkmark No
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Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis No No No
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Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
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Cheerleading Checkmark Division 1 No
Crew No Division 1 No
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Football Checkmark No No
Golf No No No
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby No No No
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Tennis No No Checkmark
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Faculty

436
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 240
Part-time - 196
Male - 246
Female - 190
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