Manhattan College

Campus Description

Manhattan College is a Lasallian Catholic institution of higher learning that embraces qualified men and women of all faiths, cultures and traditions. Established in 1853, the College is founded upon the Lasallian tradition of excellence in teaching, respect for human dignity, and commitment to social justice inspired by the innovator of modern pedagogy, John Baptist de La Salle.

The mission of Manhattan College is to provide a contemporary, person-centered educational experience that prepares graduates for lives of personal development, professional success, civic engagement, and service to their fellow human beings. The College pursues this mission through programs that integrate a broad liberal education with concentration in specific disciplines in the arts and sciences or with professional preparation in business, education and health and engineering.
The learning experience at Manhattan is enriched by postgraduate professional programs and by capitalizing on its location on the edge of the cultural center and global marketplace that is New York City.

There are some 40 major fields of study across six schools, guided by an internationally recognized faculty, sought-after leaders and real-world consultants in their fields, 93 percent of whom hold doctoral degrees. There are also opportunities to study abroad in more than 30 countries.
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.

Manhattan College consistently ranks among the top schools in national surveys that assess return on investment, the value of a degree and graduates' salaries. Additionally, the College's job placement and retention rates are a testament to students' success.

Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471

Toll-free 800.MC2.XCEL or 718.862.7200

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Degrees Offered

Bachelor's, Master's


Varsity Sports: NCAA Division I: Women's: basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, volleyball. Men's: baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, indoor and outdoor track and field, soccer, swimming.

Intramural Sports: Women's: basketball. Men's: basketball. Coed: basketball, floor hockey, golf, running, soccer, softball, touch football, volleyball.

Club Sports: Women's: crew. Men's: crew.

Clubs and Activities

Christ-Centered Community, Gaelic Society, International Student Association, JustPeace, LaSallian Collegians, Italian Club, French Club, Society of Hispanic Engineers, College Republicans, Muslim Student Association.

Featured Programs

Arches - a learning and living environment; Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Center.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 3,576 (Full-time: 1,833 men, 1,551 women; Part-time: 126 men, 66 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 495 (Full-time: 103 men, 114 women; Part-time: 138 men, 140 women)
51% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
23% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 490 – 580
SAT math range: 500 – 610
ACT range: 22 – 27
83% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
17% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American4%2%
% Asian5%2%
% Hispanic / Latino21%11%
% White, Non-Hispanic57%35%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native<10%
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander<10%
% International / Nonresident Alien3%8%
% Two or more races2%<1
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity8%42%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$38,930 per year average, or $910 per credit; fees vary by school
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- February 15 priority, early decision November 15; spring- December 1
Transfer Applications:
fall- July 1 priority; spring- n/a

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines for Freshmen:
fall- March 1 priority; spring- December 1 priority
Financial Aid Deadlines for Transfers:
fall- April 1 priority; spring- n/a

Application Requirements

HS transcript; SAT or ACT; school recommendation; interview strongly advised; short essay; $60 fee
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
RA Grants