Riverdale: An Oasis in New York City
Manhattan College offers students the best of both worlds: an expansive, bucolic campus with a close-knit community and homey atmosphere, plus easy access to the most exciting city in the world — New York.
Nestled into the community-minded neighborhood of Riverdale, our lovely campus in the Bronx is close to Van Cortlandt Park and golf course, dozens of great cafés and shops, as well as many rewarding service opportunities at local nursing homes, community organizations and more. Read what the New York Times has to say about our neighborhood.
Best of all, we're only 30 minutes from midtown Manhattan. Our unbeatable location offers a unique and safe way to take advantage of all New York City has to offer. For a small-college experience a stone's throw from the big city, Manhattan College delivers.
Why is Manhattan College in the Bronx?
So why is Manhattan College in the Bronx? Our campus used to be located in Manhattan at the intersection of 131st Street and Broadway. In 1923, Manhattan College moved to our present Riverdale location in order to accommodate a growing student body. But with more than 60 years of history established as Manhattan College, the institution decided to retain the name despite the geographic misnomer.