Who We Are
Manhattan College is a Lasallian educational institution founded in 1853 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a Catholic religious teaching order started by Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the patron saint of teachers. De La Salle is known as the innovator of modern pedagogy for his work establishing schools to educate disadvantaged children in 17th century France.
New York City Location
Our lush, 22-acre campus in Riverdale offers a safe and secure home base that’s within arm’s reach of the greatest city in the world — New York. Education at Manhattan College has a strong focus on practical, experiential learning. Students are spoiled for choice when it comes to internships, summer placements and the chance to gain real-world skills in your future workplace. Our connections to the upper echelons of New York City offer invaluable career connections, as well as a backstage pass to this vibrant, magnificent metropolis.
Educating Hearts and Minds
Meet 3,500 fellow students from more than 40 different countries as you get involved in our dynamic student life and the diverse array of opportunities to serve. The chance to practice a compassionate and active approach to faith, with a view to building a more just and generous world, is at the heart of Manhattan College. Because we believe true success comes from cultivating a brilliant mind and a brilliant heart. We promise to provide you with all the tools you need to help make your world a better place.