Manhattanville College

Campus Description

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.

2900 Purchase St., Purchase, NY 10577


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Degrees Offered

Bachelor's (BA, BFA, BMus, BS), Dual Degrees (BA/MAT, BA/MPS, BFA/MAT, BS/MAT, and BMUS/MAT) Master's (MAT, MFA, MPS, MS, MSEd), Advanced Certificates, EdD


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

Featured Programs

Manhattanville offers Dual Degree programs in education, creative writing and business, providing interested students with the opportunity to complete combined undergraduate and graduate degrees at an accelerated pace. Manhattanville College offers exceptional career preparation via its Center for Career Development. The Center for Career Development engages students at the beginning of their first year to prepare them for the competitive work environment. One hundred percent of first year students attend a Career Development workshop. Further, Manhattanville's proximity to New York City and to the Purchase, NY headquarters of prestigious global companies such as MasterCard and Morgan Stanley, allows students to choose from a variety of exceptional internship opportunities. Students are encouraged to complete at least one internship to gain experiential learning in their area of interest, create networking contacts for future job leads, and develop skills, confidence and professionalism in the workplace. Examples of past internship placements for Manhattanville include Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, MTV, NBC Universal, Central Park Zoo, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Clinton Foundation, PepsiCo, EMI Music, Pfizer, PGA Tour, Greenwich Historical Society, Rachel Maddow Show, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, SONY, Make A Wish Foundation, Standard & Poor's, MasterCard Worldwide, Marvel Entertainment, Westchester County Human Rights Commission, Merrill Lynch, Westchester Magazine, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Inspiria Media, Enterprise. Manhattanville College welcomes students with diverse needs and takes pride in the level of support and quality of services that we provide to ensure inclusiveness and success for all students. The Office of Disability Services works in collaboration with all departments of the college (academic, student services, facilities, etc.) on accessibility matters and to assist students in maximizing their independence. Disability Services arranges, facilitates and coordinates reasonable accommodations and academic adjustments to meet individual student's needs. The Office is committed to promoting awareness and access and serves as a resource to faculty and the campus community.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 1,744 (Full-time: 582 men, 1,133 women; Part-time: 14 men, 15 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 844 (Full-time: 101 men, 123 women; Part-time: 211 men, 409 women)
SAT verbal range: 490 – 580
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

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American8.3%5.0%
% Asian1.6%1.2%
% Hispanic / Latino16.2%6.7%
% White, Non-Hispanic34.9%36.3%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0.1%0.1%
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0.1%0%
% International / Nonresident Alien8.9%2.0%
% Two or more races1.9%1.0%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity28.0%47.7%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$36,220 per year, or $810 per credit
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
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Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- March 1 priority, early action December 1; spring- December 15 priority
Transfer Applications:
fall- March 1 priority; spring- December 1 priority

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):
fall- March 1 priority; spring- December 1

Application Requirements

Freshmen: HS transcript; essay; extracurricular activities; interview (recommended); recommendations; SAT or ACT (recommended); ACT with writing component (recommended); academic units required: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 2 science, 2 social studies, 5 academic electives.
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.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Board of Trustees Scholarship, President’s Scholarship, Provost’s Scholarship, Dean’s Award, Valiant Award, Transfer Excellence Scholarship, Transfer Achievement Scholarship, Transfer Merit Award, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Duchesne Center Scholarship, Manhattanville Advancement Program, Westchester Community College Pathways Scholarship, Daughters for Life Foundation Scholarship, School of Education - Professional Development Schools Half-Tuition Scholarship, Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers, Sacred Heart Half-Tuition Scholarship, Fine Arts Scholarship-$1,000/year