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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,637
   Women 1,632 (44.9%)
   Men 2,005 (55.1%)
Graduate Students 577
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 Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $58,375
  Tuition and Fees $40,365
  Room and Board $15,010
Average Percent of Need Met 88%
Average Freshman Award $23,453
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 221
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
Riverdale Population 48,049
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 76% of freshmen, 57% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Sororities 33% of women participate
Fraternities 33% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.6% Asian
4.7% Black/African-American
21.4% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.9% White
7.1% Unknown
International Students 3.0%
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