Facts & Stats
- 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: 4,071 students - 3,576 undergraduate & 495 graduate students
- Undergraduate student/faculty ratio: 12:1
- Average class size: 23
- Full-time faculty: 219 - 93% hold doctoral degrees
- Campus: 22 acres
- 55% men, 45% women
- 32% minorities (21% Hispanic)
- 32% first-generation students
- 41 U.S. states and territories & 39 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: 84% from freshman to sophomore year
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 majors in each school:
- Civil engineering
- Childhood Education
- Pre-professional programs:
- Pre-physical therapy
- Accelerated master's programs in:
Accreditations & Classifications
- Carnegie Classification: Master’s Colleges and Universities
- The professional programs in business, education and health, and engineering are nationally accredited
- The 5 undergraduate engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET, Inc).
- The School of Education and Health is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
- The School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International
- 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 as the top Catholic college on its 2016 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.
- 76% 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
- Student clubs, organizations and activities: 80+
- Honor societies: 26
- One of fewer than 300 U.S. institutions with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most widely known academic honor society.
- One of few U.S. colleges to have chapters of all five distinguished national honor societies:
- 82% of students report an internship or field-based experience
- Popular options include:
- New York Mets
- New York Power Authority
- Merrill Lynch
- Goldman Sachs
- Donna Karan
- New York Life Insurance