Manhattan College

Manhattan College

Manhattan College, also known as MC, is a private, Roman Catholic college of liberal arts situated in Riverdale, New York, United States. It was established in 1853 as the Academy of the Holy Infancy. After a few name and status changes, it was finally renamed as Manhattan College in 1863. The College offers various undergraduate and graduate programs in diverse areas of study.

MC's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. Their teams participate in men's and women's baseball, basketball, softball, and volleyball. They compete in the College's 19 NCAA, Division 1 and have won several championships. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Jaspers and Lady Jaspers.

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Contacting Manhattan College

Manhattan College
Manhattan College Pky
Bronx , NY 10471-4098
General Phone: (718) 862-8000

Manhattan College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering196chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering
Business and Management193accounting, finance, sales and marketing, business and related services
Education and Teaching151educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, physical education teaching
Liberal Arts84French language, Spanish language, English, general studies, peace and conflict resolution, economics, international relations, political science, sociology, ...
Media60communication studies
Therapy and Counseling36psychology
Computer Science and Engineering22computer and info science, computer science, computer engineering
Science17biology, biochemistry, physics
Medical Support and Technology11health service and sciences, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy, religion

Number of programs and degrees for Manhattan College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree65837
Master's degree12110

Manhattan College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Manhattan College had a total enrollment of 3,471 students (3,253 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 48%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 67%
Graduate 33%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 37%
20-21 39%
22-24 13%
25-29 5%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York69%
New Jersey14%
(International Students)1%

Manhattan College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %

Manhattan College Room and Board (2007)

Manhattan College offers campus housing for 2,100 of its 3,253 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Manhattan College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500590
SAT Math510615
SAT Writing500590
ACT Composite2226

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT13%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

Manhattan College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,140
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,140
Room and board $ 9,770
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 1,800

Financial Aid:
Manhattan College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 275800)

Manhattan College Faculty

Manhattan College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year33$102,61416$93,817
Associate professoracademic year41$82,71517$74,741
Assistant professoracademic year34$65,99030$65,185
Instructoracademic year6$52,8333$52,333
All faculty totalacademic year114$81,91566$74,004

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Manhattan College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Baseball Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Track Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports375996

Manhattan College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Finance, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Manhattan College Highlights

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What Sets Manhattan College Apart:

% of degrees in engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Manhattan College % of degrees in engineering
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Manhattan College Salaries of full-time faculty
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Manhattan College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 17%Manhattan College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Manhattan College % of degrees in business and management
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Manhattan College Male % of student body
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Manhattan College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in media
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Manhattan College % of degrees in media

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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