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Manhattan College Overview

Manhattan College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Riverdale, New York. The location of Manhattan is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Manhattan College Known For?

956 Undergraduate Awards
$43,363 Avg Cost After Aid
75% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Manhattan is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at Manhattan is the post-master's certificate.
  • In 2017-2018, 53% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Manhattan with a bachelor's degree make about $65,000 a year. That's 59% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average Manhattan student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Manhattan College Rankings

We have ranked Manhattan as #316 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Manhattan also holds the #28 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Manhattan has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#96 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Manhattan.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Environmental Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Computer Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Civil Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Manhattan has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#6 Best Civil Engineering Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#8 Best Civil Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#12 Highest Paid Civil Engineering Graduates College Factual
#17 Best Colleges for Civil Engineering College Factual
#34 Best Teaching Schools Teaching Degree Search
#146 Highest Paid Business, Management & Marketing Graduates College Factual

Where Is Manhattan College?

Location of Manhattan College

Contact details for Manhattan are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471-4098
Phone: 718-862-7597
Website: www.manhattan.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ManhattanCollegeEdu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/manhattanedu

How Do I Get Into Manhattan?

You can apply to Manhattan online at: https://manhattan.edu/admissions/apply-all

Admission Requirements for Manhattan

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Manhattan?

75% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
73% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Manhattan College is 75%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.

Average Test Scores

About 73% of students accepted to Manhattan submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 623. Math scores were between 520 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Manhattan College  ( 530 to 623 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Manhattan College  ( 520 to 620 )
200
800
Manhattan received ACT scores from 27% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 30. Math scores were between 22 and 28. Composite scores were between 23 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Manhattan College  ( 23 to 30 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Manhattan College  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Manhattan College  ( 23 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford Manhattan College?

$43,363 Net Price
73% Take Out Loans
3.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Manhattan is $43,363. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Manhattan, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $7,610 a year. That adds up to $30,440 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Manhattan is 3.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Manhattan College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,365 Full-Time Undergraduates
44% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,543 undergraduate students at Manhattan, with 3,365 being full-time and 178 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Manhattan

There are also 574 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,365 full-time undergraduates at Manhattan, 56% are male and 44% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Manhattan

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Manhattan College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Manhattan Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 140
Black or African American 169
Hispanic or Latino 789
White 1,858
International Students 126
Other Races/Ethnicities 283

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Manhattan College. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 71 countries are represented at Manhattan. The most popular countries sending students to the school are France, China, and Japan.

Online Learning at Manhattan College

65 Took All Classes Online
65 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 65 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Manhattan has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 98th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Manhattan majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 31%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Manhattan ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Manhattan.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Business, Management & Marketing #51
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #136
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #269

Manhattan College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Civil Engineering 114 0 28 142
Mechanical Engineering 76 0 23 99
Other Business, Management & Marketing 52 0 37 89
Communication & Media Studies 75 0 0 75
Accounting 47 0 27 74
Finance & Financial Management 69 0 0 69
Chemical Engineering 51 0 8 59
General Sales & Marketing 58 0 0 58
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 11 0 36 47
General Psychology 39 0 0 39
Electrical Engineering 31 0 7 38
Computer Information Systems 32 0 0 32
General Biology 31 0 0 31
Teacher Education Subject Specific 30 0 0 30
Computer Science 29 0 0 29
Computer Engineering 26 0 3 29
Student Counseling 0 15 9 24
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 23 0 0 23
Special Education 13 1 7 21
Teacher Education Grade Specific 19 0 0 19
Environmental Engineering 0 0 17 17
General English Literature 17 0 0 17
Educational Administration 0 1 15 16
Allied Health Professions 15 0 0 15
International Relations & National Security 15 0 0 15
Political Science & Government 15 0 0 15
Economics 14 0 0 14
Business Administration & Management 0 0 13 13
Mental & Social Health Services 0 2 10 12
Sociology 8 0 0 8
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 7 0 0 7
Instructional Media Design 0 1 6 7
History 7 0 0 7
Mathematics 6 0 0 6
Chemistry 6 0 0 6
Applied Mathematics 0 1 4 5
Philosophy 5 0 0 5
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 4 0 0 4
Natural Resources Conservation 4 0 0 4
Construction Management 0 0 3 3
Urban Studies 3 0 0 3
Romance Languages 1 0 0 1
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 0 0 1
Physics 1 0 0 1
Fine & Studio Arts 1 0 0 1
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
Religious Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 956 21 253 1,230

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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