Manhattan College is a private, 4-year Roman Catholic school located in Riverdale, NY, just 10 miles north of downtown Manhattan. The school was founded in 1853 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. In 1922 the school moved to the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx. Initially launched as a men’s school, Manhattan College went co-educational in 1973. The 20 acre urban campus features traditional red brick collegiate architecture and a surprising amount of open space for metropolitan New York City. The college’s close proximity to the Five Boroughs, there is always a wealth of activities available and interesting places to visit very nearby. Among the notable alumni are former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Izod/Lacoste founder Vincent dePaul Draddy.