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About Manhattan College

Our students come to Manhattan from all walks of life. What connects them is their decision to make a smart investment in the future. Manhattan College pairs personalized education with big-city opportunity. We are consistently ranked as a college that provides the best return on your investment. Simply put, our graduates are succeeding. Start a new chapter in your story within a Lasallian Catholic community of friends, faculty and staff who know your name and want you to succeed. New York City is where people of all backgrounds and experiences come to pursue big dreams. The city offers an exciting, ever-changing and vibrant backdrop to any story. At Manhattan College, you get all of that and more. What sets us apart from the New York City that you know is our unique community.

Manhattan College is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Riverdale, New York. Manhattan College was founded in 1853 and now enrolls around 3,965 students a year, including 3,352 undergrads.

Manhattan College offers housing for up to 2,095 students. The majority of students live on-campus but it is not required for first-year students.About 70% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

As of 2021, the total market value of Manhattan College's endowment was $100.562 million For each full-time professor, there are about 12 undergraduates enrolled at Manhattan College.

2021 Manhattan College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 78%
Tuition $40,400

Manhattan College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

The deadline to apply regular decision to Manhattan College for Fall 2022 is August 1. All regular decision applicants should hear back from Manhattan College by August 1.

Early Admission at Manhattan College

Manhattan College offers early decision but does not offer early action.

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Manhattan College Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Manhattan College. Around 78% of applicants get into Manhattan College each year. In 2021, 6,538 out of 8,401 total applicants were accepted.

Manhattan College Waitlist

Manhattan College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Manhattan College?

Manhattan College is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Manhattan College, applicants must submit the following items.

Manhattan College Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.5 3
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Manhattan College

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Manhattan College.

Does Manhattan College Require Test Scores?

Manhattan College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 88% submitted the SAT. 12% submitted the ACT.

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Does Manhattan College Have On-Campus Housing?

Yes! Manhattan College provides on-campus housing for up to 2,095 students.

Manhattan College students are active in the school's Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Singers and Student Government. Spring Concert and Carnival, Manhattan Madness (basketball pep rally), and and Senior Formal are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Manhattan College.

Financial Aid at Manhattan College

Manhattan College meets 45% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $20,123 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Manhattan College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Manhattan College

About 83% of students who start at Manhattan College come back for their second year of college. Out of the 247 students who started at Manhattan College as first-time freshman, 411 graduate within four years.

Around 70% of students who started at Manhattan College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 89% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $55,400 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $19,588 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Manhattan College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Manhattan College a good school for you?

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Where is Manhattan College Located?

Manhattan College is located in the urban setting of Riverdale, New York, less than an hour from New York City.

If you want to see Manhattan College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take New York State Thruway/Interstate 87 to Riverdale, or book a flight to the nearest airport, LaGuardia.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Manhattan College and Riverdale are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Manhattan College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Manhattan College is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Manhattan College is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Manhattan College ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 27

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Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1220


Math SAT Range

520 - 610


Reading SAT Range

510 - 610

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Wondering what life at Manhattan College is like? There are approximately 3,965 students enrolled at Manhattan College, including 3,352 undergraduate students and 613 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 75% percent are from NY and 25% percent of students are from other states.


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