Manhattanville College

Purchase, NY

Manhattanville is a private, liberal arts colleg founded in 1841. Its mission is to foster good human values, encourage respect for one's self and others, and produce graduates who, by virtue of their education and vision, are enabled to assist and improve the world. Manhattanville's 100-acre campus is located in Purchase, 25 miles from New York City.

Website: www.mville.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,588
Undergraduate
Students
(60.3%) 958 Women
(39.7%) 630 Men
904
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
90% of 3,577 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.17
SAT Math
520-600 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
559 average
510-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
21-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$56,440
Tuition and Fees
$39,570
Room and Board
$14,520
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$28,455
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,237
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
114
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Purchase Population
27,472
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
The Valiant
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
10.6% Black/African-American
28.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
50.9% White
4.5% Unknown
International Students
6.7% from 44 countries
First-Year Students Returning
70.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
62%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.0%
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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 not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives 5  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some Not reported
SAT Only Required for some Not reported
ACT Only Required for some Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2900 Purchase Street
City, State, Zip
Purchase, NY 10577-2132
Phone
(914) 323-5464
Fax
(914) 694-1732
E-mail
admissions@mville.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

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
2 required for all freshmen
Other
If a student is applying for dance, theatre, musical theatre or studio art, please visit https://www.mville.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/find-out-more/art-music-dance-theatre-applicants recommended for some freshmen
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
90% of 3,577 applicants were admitted
Women
91% of 2,233 applicants were admitted
Men
88% of 1,344 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
442 (14%) of 3,217 admitted students enrolled
Women
226 (11%) of 2,038 admitted students enrolled
Men
184 (16%) of 1,179 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
95% of 1,149 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.17
3.75 and Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
25%
2.50 - 2.99
30%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
520-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
17%
Score of 500 - 600
57%
Score of 400 - 500
22%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
559 average
510-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
27%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
16%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
21-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
39%
Score of 18 - 23
50%
Score of 12 - 17
5%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 14%
Top quarter: 34%
Top half: 77%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$56,440
Tuition and Fees
$39,570
Room and Board
$14,520
Books and Supplies
$800
Other Expenses
$1,550
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaidmail@mville.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 a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002760
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
342 (88.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
306 (85.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
306 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
81 (11.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$28,455
Need-Based Gift
Received by 274 (83.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,958
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 306 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,070
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 306 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
94 (21.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,782

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,124 (80.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,017 (90.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,017 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
150 (11.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$28,115
Need-Based Gift
Received by 863 (78.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,176
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 852 (78.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,398
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,017 (97.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
409 (23.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,144

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,237
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS 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
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,493
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
72
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
421
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Previous College Experience, Veterans
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
$1,643
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Dance, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Studies
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sports Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Psychology, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
114
Part-Time Faculty
261
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
26%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

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
428,252
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
125
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, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Geosciences
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Physics
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sustainable Development
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Educational Leadership and Administration

Location and Setting


Purchase Population
27,472
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
100 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
4 miles from campus in White Plains
Nearest Train Station
4 miles from campus in New York

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
40%
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
officer at the main campus gate 24/7, emergency notification system, seminars on campus safety and security practices

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
The Valiant
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Golf x   x  
Ice Hockey x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, students of caribbean affiliation (soca), student government association (sga), national society for leaderhsip and success (nslc), asian american student association (aasa), active minds
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,588
Women
958 (60.3%)
Men
630 (39.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,513
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
10.6% Black/African-American
28.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
50.9% White
4.5% Unknown
International Students.
6.7% from 44 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
904

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
70.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
58.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
54.6%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
62%
Average Starting Salary
62%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Law 3%
Arts and Sciences 26%
Medicine 3%

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