Manhattanville College

Manhattanville College

Manhattanville College is located in Purchase, New York, United States. It was established in the year 1841 and known as the Academy of the Sacred Heart, an all girls Catholic boarding school. The college offers degrees and certificate programs in various areas of study including communication studies, education, environmental studies, mathematics and computer science, and museum studies.

The men's sports teams of Manhattanville college compete in basketball, baseball, hockey, cross country, golf, track and field, soccer, tennis, and lacrosse. The women's sports teams participate in lacrosse, track and field, softball, soccer, cross country, basketball, field hockey, volleyball, tennis, and hockey. The college also has a wide variety of student clubs and organizations including the Animation Club, Christian Fellowship Club, Latin American Student Organization, Right World View, World Soccer Club, and Minds in Motion.

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Contacting Manhattanville

Manhattanville College
2900 Purchase St
Purchase , NY 10577
General Phone: (914) 694-2200

Manhattanville Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching295education, educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, early childhood education, art education, English teaching, foreign language teaching, ...
Liberal Arts162American studies, Asian studies, area studies, Romance languages, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, creative writing, ...
Business and Management152business management, business administration, business communications, finance, human resources
Therapy and Counseling46behavioral sciences, psychology
Media30communication studies, communication and journalism
Art Studies21visual and performing arts, art studies
Science17biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Drama and Performing Arts9dance, drama
Fine Arts4art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for Manhattanville in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree39445
Master's degree37523

Manhattanville Student Body

In 2007-2008, Manhattanville had a total enrollment of 3,023 students (2,621 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 33%
Women 67%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 55%
Graduate 45%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 48%
Black 5%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 31%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 13%
20-21 27%
22-24 24%
25-29 11%
30-34 5%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Manhattanville Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 100 %

Manhattanville Room and Board (2007)

Manhattanville offers campus housing for 1,263 of its 2,621 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Harrison, 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.

Manhattanville Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500610
SAT Math490610
SAT Writing500610
ACT Composite2124

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT87%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT23%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Manhattanville Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 31,620
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 31,620
Room and board $ 13,040
Room charge $ 7,740
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,300
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,100

Financial Aid:
Manhattanville participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 276000)

Manhattanville Faculty

Manhattanville 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 year21$87,83611$83,191
Associate professoracademic year16$63,13117$67,776
Assistant professoracademic year11$51,29519$50,687
Instructoracademic year0*1*
No academic rankacademic year3$59,1941*
All faculty totalacademic year51$70,51949$63,626

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

Manhattanville Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Baseball Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation

Manhattanville Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Corporate Communications
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Area Studies, Other
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
History, Other
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences
Psychology, General

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What Sets Manhattanville Apart:

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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 10%Manhattanville Number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 11%Manhattanville Dorm rooms per full-time student
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Manhattanville Female % of student body
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 18%Manhattanville Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
% of degrees in fine arts
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Top 19%Manhattanville % of degrees in fine arts

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
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 NCAA athletic conference member

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