Facts & Stats

About Us


  • Founded: 1853
  • Affiliation: Roman Catholic in the Lasallian tradition
  • One of only 182 remaining colleges founded in the U.S. before the Civil War


  • Full-time enrollment: 3,927 students
    • 3,444 undergraduate
    • 483 graduate students
  • Undergraduate student/faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Average class size: 23
  • Full-time faculty: 219 - 93% hold doctoral degrees
  • Campus: 22 acres

Student Demographics

  • 54% men, 46% women
  • 31% minorities (20% Hispanic)
  • 33% first-generation students
  • 44 U.S. states and territories & 40 countries represented

Admissions & Aid

  • Average high school GPA: 87-93
  • Average SAT:
    • old format: 1015-1170 (critical reading and math sections combined)
    • new format: 1100-1240 (evidence-based reading and writing and math)
  • Average ACT: 22-26
  • Students receiving financial aid: 94%
  • Students receiving merit-based aid: 48%
  • Retention Rate: 89% from freshman to sophomore year

What's a Jasper?

Our unique name comes from Brother Jasper of Mary, FSC, who served as the prefect of discipline at the College 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 seventh-inning stretch. Read a Wall Street Journal article about the origins of the Jasper nickname. 



  • Most popular major in each school:
    • 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 in:
    • Business
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Science

Accreditations & Classifications


Top College

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Manhattan 15th out of 138 in the Best Regional Universities (North) category of its 2016-17 Best Colleges list. This is the tenth year in a row the College has placed in the regional top 20.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Manhattan College as 8th among 52 regional universities that are attractive colleges for veteran students. 

Return on Investment/Value-Added

  • Money Magazine ranks Manhattan College 41st out of 736 U.S. colleges and universities on its 2015-16 Best Colleges list, which evaluates quality of education, affordability and career outcomes. Manhattan also ranked as the top Catholic college on the list.
  • Affordable Colleges Online ranks Manhattan College in the top 1% of colleges and universities for providing graduates a high return on investment.
  • Payscale rated Manhattan College in the top 4% nationwide on its 2017 College Return on Investment (ROI) Report
  • Forbes ranks Manhattan College among the top 100 colleges on its 2016 Best Value Colleges list
  • 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.

Student Life


  • 74% of freshmen live on campus
  • Housing is guaranteed for 4 years


  • 19 men’s and women’s NCAA Division I teams
  • One of only 342 U.S. colleges and universities (out of 4,000) with Division I athletics

Clubs, Organizations & Honor Societies


  • 75% of students report an internship or field-based experience
  • Popular options include:
    • Viacom
    • NBC Universal
    • Con Edison
    • Sirius XM
    • Turner Construction
    • Google
    • L'Oreal
    • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
    • KPMG