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.
Additionally, the School of Engineering was ranked among the top 50 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation that do not offer a doctorate.
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Washington Monthly listed Manhattan College among the 30 Best Master’s colleges and universities in the country, emphasizing its contribution to the public good in social mobility, research, and public service.
Manhattan College earned the distinction of being one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates, and one of the best colleges in the Northeast, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles and recommends Manhattan College in the 2023 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 387 Colleges. Students cited the college’s proximity to NYC, its tight-knit, diverse community, and overall welcoming atmosphere.
Top Catholic institution in New York
Manhattan College earned the distinction of being ranked number 1 out of the 10 listed Catholic institutions in New York. It's the only school with a 4.5 rating by Money. The College is also ranked tied for 4th out of 41 private institutions in New York.