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Facts & Stats

  • Demographics
    • 54% men, 46% women
    • 31% minorities (20% Hispanic)
    • 33% first-generation students
    • 44 U.S. states and territories & more than 60 countries represented
  • Admitted Freshmen GPA & Test Scores
    • Average high school GPA: 87 - 93 (3.2 - 3.8)
    • Average SAT: 1100 - 1240 
    • Average ACT: 22 - 26
  • Cost & Aid
    • Tuition & Fees: $39,965*
    • Tuition & Fees + Housing: $55,545
    • 94% of students receive financial aid
    • 48% of students receive merit-based aid

    *Fees vary by school


What's a Jasper?

Our unique team name comes from Brother Jasper of Mary, FSC, who served as the prefect of discipline in the 19th century. Br. Jasper brought the then little-known sport of baseball to Manhattan College, served as the team’s first coach and is credited in the Baseball Hall of Fame for creating the 7th inning stretch. Read a Wall Street Journal article about the origins of the Jasper nickname.

  • Academics

    Carnegie Classification

    Master's Colleges & Universities



    • Business
    • Continuing & Professional Studies
    • Education & Health
    • Engineering
    • Liberal Arts
    • Science

    Popular Majors

    • Civil engineering
    • Communication
    • Finance
    • Childhood Education
    • Biology

    Pre-Professional Programs

    • Pre-dental
    • Pre-law
    • Pre-medical
    • Pre-physical therapy
    • Pre-veterinary

    Accelerated Master's Programs

    • Business
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Science
  • Campus
    • 23 acres in size
    • 2 campus areas connected by a student commons building
    • Located in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx
    • 10 miles from midtown Manhattan
  • Marks of Distinction

    Honor Societies

    • 1 of 286 institutions in the United States with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most widely known academic honor society
    • 5 distinguished national honor societies — Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Kappa Delta Pi, Tau Beta Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma


    • Notable alumni include:
      • James Patterson ’69, best-selling author
      • Raymond Kelly ’63, former commissioner of the New York City Police Department
      • Rudy Giuliani ’65, former mayor of New York City
    • 18 alumni are members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering


    • U.S. News & World Report ranks Manhattan 13th out of 179 in the Best Regional Universities (North) category of its 2019-20 Best Colleges list. This is the 13th year in a row the College has placed in the regional top 20.
    • U.S. News & World Report ranks Manhattan College as 7th among 53 regional universities that are attractive colleges for veteran students. 

Student Life:


  • 75% of students participate in an internship or field-based experience
  • Companies include Google, NBC Universal, KPMG, Fox News, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tesla, Met Life, Donna Karan, Con Edison and IBM
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Value & ROI Rankings:

  • Value-Added Assessment

    Brookings Institute

    Brookings ranks Manhattan College 9th out of more than 7,000 two- and four-year schools in an analysis that examined how well schools prepare students for successful careers.

    Placed just ahead of Stanford, Manhattan ranks in the top ten with Cal Tech, Colgate, MIT, Rose-Hulman, Carleton College, Washington and Lee, SUNY Maritime and Clarkson.

  • Colleges That Add the Most Value

    Money magazine
    Money Magazine

    In MONEY magazine's annual ranking of the most transformative colleges in America, Manhattan College is #1, "thanks to its proven ability to change the lives of its students."

    Alumni from Manhattan College report average salaries of $62,600 three years after graduating, according to That’s compared to $56,400 at Fordham, $60,800 at NYU and $69,200 at Columbia. Those salaries help push graduates to middle-class lifestyles, according to MONEY.

  • College Return on Investment Report


    In PayScale’s annual College Return on Investment report, Manhattan College ranked 28th among private colleges and universities and 57th among the 1,833 institutions surveyed throughout the United States, placing the College within the top 4% of all institutions in return on investment.

  • Best Value Colleges: 300 Schools Worth the Investment


    Manhattan College ranks among the top 15 Catholic colleges in the United States on Forbes’ list of Best Value Colleges 2017: The 300 Schools Worth the Investment.

    Manhattan College is among the top 100 schools in the Northeast region, and placed at #160 nationwide.