Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

Manhattan is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded in 1853, it adopted coeducation in 1974. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts, Business, Education and Human Services, Engineering, and Science. Its 26-acre campus is located in the Riverdale section of New York City, 17 miles from Times Square.

Website: www.manhattan.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,664
Undergraduate
Students
(44.6%) 1,635 Women
(55.4%) 2,029 Men
578
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
67% of 8,313 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
520-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
530-623 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$62,828
Tuition and Fees
$42,608
Room and Board
$16,220
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$25,262
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$39,443
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
240
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 43% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Riverdale Population
48,049
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
67% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
Sororities
33% of women participate
Fraternities
33% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.5% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
22.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.3% White
8.0% Unknown
International Students
2.8%
First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
89%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted March 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
4513 Manhattan College Parkway
City, State, Zip
Riverdale, NY 10471
Phone
(718) 862-7200
Fax
(718) 862-8019
E-mail
admit@manhattan.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins April 15
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
67% of 8,313 applicants were admitted
Women
65% of 4,477 applicants were admitted
Men
69% of 3,836 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
941 (17%) of 5,557 admitted students enrolled
Women
419 (14%) of 2,923 admitted students enrolled
Men
522 (20%) of 2,634 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
93% of 73 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
423
Students Accepting Wait List Position
117
Students Admitted From Wait List
86

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.40
3.75 and Above
30%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
520-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
33%
Score of 500 - 600
49%
Score of 400 - 500
14%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
530-623 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
39%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
11%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
13%
Score of 24 - 29
56%
Score of 18 - 23
30%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 23%
Top quarter: 51%
Top half: 84%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$62,828
Tuition and Fees
$42,608
Room and Board
$16,220
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,100
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
admit_financialaid@manhattan.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002758
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
765 (94.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
725 (94.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
722 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$25,262
Need-Based Gift
Received by 635 (88.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,262
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 615 (85.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 550 (76.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
228 (28.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,963

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,997 (82.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,693 (89.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,489 (92.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$25,262
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,246 (50.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,892
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,112 (84.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,533 (61.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
807 (22.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,585

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$39,443
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
17.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Military Science
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Nuclear and Industrial Radiologic Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, education
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
240
Part-Time Faculty
196
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
53%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 43% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 55% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
638,572
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
450
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Engineering, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Counselor Education
  • Database Systems
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Organizational Management
  • Special Education
  • Student Affairs

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Riverdale Population
48,049
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
31 acres

Weather

Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in New York City
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in New York City

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
67% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
33%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
School Colors
Kelly green and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf     x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
crew, rugby

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country running, football, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, society of hispanic professional engineers, singers, student government, social life commission, manhattan college players (theater/drama group)
Sororities
33% of women participate
Fraternities
33% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,664
Women
1,635 (44.6%)
Men
2,029 (55.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,479
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.5% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
22.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.3% White
8.0% Unknown
International Students.
2.8%
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
578

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
70%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
72.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
89%
Average Starting Salary
89%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 4.5%
Engineering 4.5%
Law 4.5%
Arts and Sciences 12.5%
Medicine 1.7%
Education 13.3%

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