Founded in 1841 as the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Manhattanville College today is an independent, co-educational liberal arts institution dedicated to academic excellence and preparing students to be ethical and socially responsible leaders in a global community. The College has a rich history of providing highly motivated students with the highest-quality education amongst a globally diverse campus community. Located just 30 miles outside of New York City, Manhattanville serves 1,700 undergraduate students from more than 50 countries and 30 states. Consistently ranked as one of the nation's best institutions, Manhattanville is recognized amongst a distinguished list of colleges and universities in the Fiske Guide to College 2016, Money Magazine’s Best Colleges 2015-2016, the Princeton Review's "Best 380 Colleges," and as a Best Regional University (North) by US News & World Reports.The undergraduate programs combine the intellectual strength and passion of a liberal arts education with the hands-on, real-world experiences to turn a student's passion into an exciting career. The College offers more than 50 undergraduate areas of study including newly developed majors in Sport Studies, Digital Media Production, Accounting and Marketing. With career-focused education, and New York City less than 30 miles away, students can combine in-class learning with on-the-job experiences through access to more than 650 internships ranging from Fortune 500 companies to non-profits, arts and entertainment venues to research opportunities and more. At Manhattanville, students get an insider's view of how the world works through powerful internships, international study, service learning, and four years of life on a campus just minutes from the world's most cosmopolitan city.The Manhattanville School of Business offers six masters degrees, including, Business Leadership, Finance, Human Resource Management and Organizational Effectiveness, International Management, Marketing CommunicationManagement, and Sport Business Management. The school also offers advanced certificates in Business Leadership, Finance, Human Resource Management, and Marketing Communication Management, in addition to three accelerated bachelor’s degree programs for adult learners, and a certificate in Non-Profit Management. The School of Business provides the competitive advantage needed to succeed. Manhattanville NCATE-accredited School of Education offers 65 graduate programs. There are 36 masters degree programs of which 20 are available as combined bachelors/masters programs, 4 professional diplomas, 21 post-masters certification programs, 3 certificates of advanced study, and 1 doctoral program. The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership is for those currently employed in leadership positions or seeking leadership positions in K-12 education, higher education, or community agencies. The doctoral program is cohort-based and practitioner-oriented. The School also offers an accelerated masters/certification program, Jump Start and a Day Start graduate program in Childhood Education for those interested in taking coursework during the day. Manhattanville College School of Education excels in offering dual degree certification programs, particularly with special education certification, to strengthen qualifications for teaching and enhance marketability. The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy is also offered, which is a 13-credit graduate certificate program designed to prepare teachers to use a phonics-based approach to teaching reading.
Manhattanville’s 36-credit Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program is open to graduates of accredited colleges and universities who demonstrate a strong potential in writing and critical thinking. Students are admitted to the program primarily on the strength of the writing they submit as part of the application process. Courses are scheduled in the evenings to meet the needs of working adults. The program can be completed in two years, though students may work at their own pace, beginning in either the fall or spring semester. Manhattanville welcomes writers and aspiring writers to join its dynamic literary community.
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Varsity Sports: NCAA Division III: Women's: basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, track and field (indoor and outdoor), volleyball. Men's: baseball, basketball, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, track and field (indoor and outdoor).
Clubs and Activities
Adventures In the Kitchen, Africa 57, Animation Club, Black Student Union (BSU), Breaking the Silence, Campus Activity Board (CAB), Catholic Student Association (CSA), Christian Fellowship Club (CFC), CrescendBros, Cultural Connection (c2), Dotcom, Duchesne Center, Fútbol Club, Gamer's Guild Club, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), Graffiti Magazine, International Student Organization (ISO), Jewish Student Association (JSA), Latin American Student Organization (LASO), Manhattanville Art Club, Manhattanville Cheerleading Team, Manhattanville College National Association for Music Educators (McNAFME), Manhattanville Dance Ensemble (MDE), Manhattanville Dance Troupe, Manhattanville Gilbert & Sullivan Players, Manhattanville Gospel Choir, Manhattanville Sound, Manhattanville Video Projects, Minds in Motion (MIMO), Model United Nation (UN), Muslim Student Association (MSA), Pre-Law Honor Society, Royalty Steppers, Rugby Club, Seeds of Peace, Students of Caribbean Affiliation (SOCA), Student Government Association (SGA), TALK, The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), MVL Radio Station
Enrollment for Fall 2015
SAT math range: 480 – 570
ACT range: 21 – 26
58% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
42% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0
|Undergraduate Students||Graduate Students|
|% Black / African American||8.3%||5.0%|
|% Hispanic / Latino||16.2%||6.7%|
|% White, Non-Hispanic||34.9%||36.3%|
|% American Indian / Alaskan Native||0.1%||0.1%|
|% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||0.1%||0%|
|% International / Nonresident Alien||8.9%||2.0%|
|% Two or more races||1.9%||1.0%|
|% Unknown Race / Ethnicity||28.0%||47.7%|
Tuition Information for 2015-2016
Financial Aid Deadlines
Transfers: College transcript(s); statement of Good Standing from prior institution(s); essay (recommended); interview (recommended); standardized test scores (required for some programs).
International: Same as Freshmen requirements. Also, TOEFL required of all international applicants. IELTS, IB, CEFR recommended for International applicants.