Marymount Manhattan College

Marymount Manhattan College

Marymount Manhattan College, or MMC, was established as a women's college in 1936. Originally an extension of Marymount College, Tarrytown, MMC was founded by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. It moved to its present location in Upper East Side of Manhattan in 1948. This private coeducational liberal arts institute MMC's recent enrollments have been more than 2,000 students.

Students of Marymount Manhattan College can choose from over 15 majors and more than 30 minors. MMC's is divided into the following academic divisions:

  • Division of Accounting and Business Management
  • Division of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Division of Humanities
  • Division of Social Sciences
  • Division of the Sciences

MMC sponsors a large number of clubs and organizations. Among them include the Alpha Chi Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, Black and Latino Student Association Marymount Literary Society, Mock Trial Club, and Musical Theatre Association. The campus newspaper published by the students is called 'The Monitor'.

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Marymount Manhattan College
221 E 71st St
New York , NY 10021-4597
General Phone: (212) 517-0400

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Marymount Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Drama and Performing Arts127dance, drama, acting
Media81communication studies
Liberal Arts63English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, international relations, political science, sociology, history
Therapy and Counseling38psychology, organizational psychology
Business and Management35business, accounting
Fine Arts16fine arts, art history and criticism
Medical Support and Technology8speech pathology
Photography and Commercial Art8commercial art

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree37519
Award of less than 1 academic year21
Associate's degree51

Marymount Student Body

In 2007-2008, Marymount had a total enrollment of 1,895 students (1,687 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 23%
Women 77%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 12%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 4%
20-21 44%
22-24 35%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 1%

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

New York35%
New Jersey11%
New Hampshire2%
(International Students)2%
North Carolina1%

Marymount Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 42 %

Marymount Room and Board (2007)

Marymount offers campus housing for 780 of its 1,687 (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 does not offer students a meal plan.

Marymount Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490600
SAT Math470570
ACT Composite2125

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT6%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Marymount Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,792
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,792
Room and board $ 12,660
Room charge $ 10,660
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,000
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,000

Financial Aid:
Marymount participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 276900)

Marymount Faculty

Marymount 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 year6$90,5958$88,475
Associate professoracademic year15$70,86118$69,691
Assistant professoracademic year19$58,91723$56,809
Instructoracademic year3$50,0944$51,378
All faculty totalacademic year43$66,88853$65,554

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

Marymount Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

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

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, General

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