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Manhattan College

4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY

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Manhattan College, located in New York City, New York, was founded in 1853 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a Catholic order begun by Saint John Baptist de La Salle, also known as the patron saint of teachers. The school was originally located on the island of Manhattan, but currently resides in the New York City area known as the Bronx.

MC maintains strong ties to Catholic church, and believes in the Lasallian tradition of assisting the underprivileged and disadvantaged through education.  Manhattan College respects all individuals, has faith in God, offers a quality education, inclusive community that celebrates diversity, and a deep seeded concern for the poor and social justice.

Academics

Manhattan College offers undergraduate and graduate level studies through a diverse number of programs administered through its various schools. The school believes in providing a high quality education as outlined by the Lasallian tradition, valuing the nature and need for education at all socio-economic levels.

MC is best known for its engineering program, though the School of Arts is largest in terms of size, with the communications degree its largest program.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students interested in enrollment at Manhattan College must provide a completed application, all pertinent transcripts, ACT and/or SAT scores, a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor and a personal essay. Once submitted, the enclosed material will be reviewed and a decision made for admissions.

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships and work study programs. Additionally, students may pay tuition through a payment plan that allows for the payment of a year of tuition over ten months. Financial aid eligibility and awards are determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Athletics

The Manhattan College Jaspers participate in a number of intercollegiate sports with the intent of fostering a healthy atmosphere of competition. Athletic programs are supported by the school as they provide the development of useful skills that may be applicable toward the student's academic and professional future. Skills such as teamwork and discipline are highly valuable and necessary for the success in team sports.

Athletic programs at Manhattan College:

  • Baseball (Men Only)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf (Men Only)
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball (Women Only)
  • Swimming
  • Indoor Track and Field
  • Outdoor Track and Field
  • Volleyball (Women Only)
  • Tennis (women Only)

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the candidates Manhattan College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Manhattan College is about 4,100. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 22% enrolling as graduate students and 88% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $36,000-$43,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $910-$1,100 per unit
  • on campus dorms & meals are estimated to cost around $17,000

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$18,586
Receiving Student Loans69%$9,140
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Manhattan College may provide services to students like:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

Manhattan College has a high graduation rate when compared to other similar schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years60%
Graduating in 5 Years12%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program
    • * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2005)
  • Graduate Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2005)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Manhattan College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Manhattan College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Manhattan College for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
66.85%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
100%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
13:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$24,537