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.
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.
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
Alumni from Manhattan College report average salaries of $62,600 three years after graduating, according to PayScale.com. 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.