Manhattan College

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Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
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Roman Catholic

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.

Academic Programs

Manhattan College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and offers Bachelor’s degrees, post-baccalaureate Certificates, Master’s degrees and post-masters Certificates in over 60 fields. The College is comprised of six schools: School of Liberal Arts, School of Business, School of Education and Health, School of Engineering, School of Science and School of Continuing & Professional Studies. Noted for Teacher Education, the largest programs on campus are in Engineering and Business. Presently, only Graduate programs are available online. The school requires a core curriculum known as The Roots of Modern Learning. The Business department also offers a 5-year (3-2) BS in Business / MBA program dual degree. Per the Mission Statement, “Manhattan College is an independent Catholic institution of higher learning that embraces qualified men and women of all faiths, cultures, and traditions. The mission of Manhattan College is to provide a contemporary, person-centered educational experience that prepares graduates for lives of personal development, professional success, civic engagement, and service to their fellow human beings. The College pursues this mission through programs that integrate a broad liberal education with concentration in specific disciplines in the arts and sciences or with professional preparation in business, education and engineering.”

Student Life

There are over 3,500 undergraduate students enrolled in Manhattan College, many of whom live on campus among two traditional residence halls, two suites halls, on-campus apartments and residential communities. The College sponsors over 100 clubs and student organizations including club sports and intramurals. For the varsity athlete, the green and white Jaspers and Lady Jaspers field teams in 10 sports and participate in NCAA Division I-AAA competition. The Manhattan College Pipes and Drums (including alumni, faculty and students) is a regular participant of the NYC St Patrick’s Day parade. Students acknowledge and accept the stated Core Values of the College: excellence in teaching; respect for human dignity; reflection on faith and its relation to reason; an emphasis on ethical conduct; commitment to social justice. The Mission Statement concludes: “Established in 1853 by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, the College continues to draw its inspiration from the heritage of John Baptist de La Salle, the innovator of modern pedagogy and patron saint of teachers. Among the hallmarks of this Lasallian heritage are excellence in teaching, respect for human dignity, reflection on faith and its relation to reason, an emphasis on ethical conduct, and commitment to social justice.”

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