A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Manhattan College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Address
4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471
From Manhattan College

Students come to Manhattan College from all walks of life. It is a tight-knit community that offers the diversity of programs you might find at a large university. With a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and a catalog of courses that use New York City as a classroom, your education is personal, hands-on, and deeply enriching. The curriculum is built on a strong liberal arts foundation that drives students to land internships and jobs at Fortune 500 companies and conduct research that makes a real impact in the world. The best way to decide if Manhattan College is right for you is to come visit.

Manhattan College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
990-1190
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$32,502/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,053/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,133/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,193/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,763/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,161/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,384Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    35%
  • Motivated
    26%
  • Commuter
    17%
  • Rich, White, & Catholic
    17%
  • High Schooler
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
64%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.50 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • It's what you make it
    63%
  • Best decision of my life
    22%
  • Expensive with little reason to be
    11%
  • My dream school
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$63,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses
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I'm currently doing my Masters in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) at Manhattan College; about to graduate in a month! It's been a long and hard journey juggling a full time job and a tough, yet reasonable, work load from the MSOL program. Overall, I've grown a lot from the guided learning. I chose the program in which we are required to physically come to class at Manhattan College; I'm so happy I chose this path since I enjoyed the in-person learning, made great friends, and life-long connections. The class size was excellent, 12:1, it's the perfect ratio for students to engage in fulfilling discussion, and get the attention we need from the professor. I could see that the program did their best to select faculty members that come from the best of the best in their field, I genuinely learned a lot and had a great experience. It's been my privilege to attend this gorgeous campus and learn from the faculty.
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The professors I have had so far are great and the courses are quite interesting! I would however appreciate more variety in terms of the course options offered in my major(chemical engineering) as one approaches junior and senior year as the focus now petroleum, which is great but not all the students are interested in joining an oil company after graduation. It is understandable though, that the choices are less because the department is quite small and intimate which is reflected with the number of professors available. I love the small class sizes because they make it easier to learn the material being taught and the professors are more accessible for office hours.
If you are on a sports team, want to get a good job after you graduate, and want small, intimate, classes. This is a good school. If you are looking for a school that has a social life, lots of activities to try, or a decent party scene. DONT come here. The atmosphere is pretty depressing most of the time, there are never any events and very few legitamit clubs. Academically it is pretty good even though the teachers are hit or miss. Many of them do not seem passionate to be teaching what they are teaching. The atmosphere is not very competative, and most people are there just to get a degree, not because they are interested in their field or care to be smart. Socailly this school is impossible.