Metropolitan College of New York

Campus Description

Metropolitan College of New York's campus is conveniently located in Lower Manhattan, next to the financial district and the exciting media and art communities of SoHo and TriBeCa. The College also opened a Bronx Center at 529 Courtlandt Avenue in January 2012.

The College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees in two schools: The Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education and the School of Management. MCNY's curriculum focuses on practical skills and knowledge in workplace settings. Its experiential approach, called Purpose Centered Education, requires each student to create a specific, real-world solution to an issue needing attention within the student's workplace each semester. The College is accredited by the NYS Board of Regents and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Most students attend full-time for 3 semesters per year, which enables them to complete an Associate degree in one year and four months, a Bachelor's degree in two years and eight months, and a Master's in one year. Part-time students are also welcome.

Undergraduate students with substantial work experience and previous education may be eligible to receive exemption from up to three semesters of coursework through the Advanced Standing Option in the BPS program or Prior Learning Experience in the BBA program. The College also awards a maximum of 32 credits through the CLEP exam. Additionally, undergraduate transfer applicants may be able to obtain up to 64 transfer credits.

431 Canal St., New York, NY 10013

Bronx Center- 529 Courtland Ave., Bronx, NY 10451; Phone: Toll-free 800.33.THINK or 716.665.7787; Web:

Toll-free 800.33THINK x5001 or 212.343.1234 x5001

Metropolitan College of New York on the Web

Metropolitan College of New York Admissions

Degrees Offered

Associate (AA, AS), Bachelor's (BA, BBA, BPS), Master's (MS, MBA, MPA)

Clubs and Activities

Alumni Club, Greek societies, Honor Societies, International Awareness Club, LGBTQA, Media Management Alliance, Networking Club, Student Government, Student Newsletter, Students in Free Enterprise. Students participate in functions planning, graduation ceremonies, and new student orientation. Also, an on-going series of lectures specifically focused on contemporary urban issues is featured year round in "Urban Dialogs."

Featured Programs

The College’s experiential approach, called Purpose Centered Education, links interdisciplinary theory to practice at each stage of the learning process. The College believes that theory is best learned within the context of a purposeful action. It requires each student to create a specific, real-world solution to an issue needing attention within the student’s workplace each semester. MCNY also believes that effective practice is best informed by understanding the interrelationships between multiple disciplines. Each academic program employs this approach including the new AA and BA in emergency management and business continuity, BBA in healthcare systems management, the MBA in media management, MBA in financial services, the NCATE-accredited MS in education (childhood, 1-6) and the new MS in education (mathematics 7-12) as well as MPA programs in public affairs and administration and emergency disaster management.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 779 (Full-time: 169 men, 516 women; Part-time: 32 men, 62 women).
Graduate (Matriculated): 416 (Full-time: 105 men, 265 women; Part-time: 23 men, 23 women)

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American57%56%
% Asian2%3%
% Hispanic / Latino22%14%
% White, Non-Hispanic3%5%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native1%0%
% International / Nonresident Alien3%7%
% Two or more races1%0%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity11%15%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$18,030 per year, or $583 per credit
Tuition Only:
$17,490 (tuition remains the same if student attends the same course of study each fall and spring semester)
Room & Board:

Admission/Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers): fall- rolling; spring- rolling; summer- rolling

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):
rolling, as early as possible; semesters begin early in September, January, and late April

Application Requirements

Freshmen: Standardized test (Accuplacer); interview; fee; recent HS graduates may substitute SAT or ACT combined scores for the college's entrance exam; transcripts of academic work.
Transfers: Entrance exam may be waived with 24 credits of "B" work; transfers from community colleges or other 2-year colleges that have an articulation agreement with MCNY not required to take entrance exam.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
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Academic Scholarships