Facts & Figures

College Facts

  • Location: Riverdale, N.Y.
  • Founded: 1853 
  • Affiliation: Roman Catholic in the Lasallian tradition
  • Campus: 22 acres
  • Full-time Enrollment: 4,071 students — 3,576 undergraduate, 495 graduate
  • Undergraduate demographics: 55% men, 45% women, 32% minorities (21% Hispanic)
  • Geographical origins:  41 U.S. states and territories, and 39 countries
  • Retention Rate: 84% from freshman to sophomore year


  • Carnegie Classification: Master’s Colleges and Universities
  • Schools: Business, Education and Health, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science, and Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Popular majors: civil engineering, communication, management, childhood education and biology
  • Pre-professional programs: pre-dental, pre-law, pre-medical, pre-physical therapy, pre-veterinary 
  • Accelerated master's programs in: business, education, engineering, science 
  • Average high school GPA: 87–93
  • Average SAT: 1015–1170 (critical reading and math sections combined)
  • Average ACT: 22–26
  • Undergraduate student/faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Full-time faculty: 219 — 93% hold doctoral degrees

Student Life

  • Student housing: 76% of freshmen live on campus; housing is guaranteed for four years
  • Athletics: 19 men’s and women’s NCAA Division I teams
  • Student clubs and activities: more than 80, including Student Government, Campus Ministry and Social Action, intramural athletics and academic/professional clubs
  • Honor societies: 26
  • Internships: 82% of students report an internship or field-based experience; popular options include New York Mets, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM, New York Power Authority, Met Life, UBS, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Donna Karan and New York Life Insurance


  • Tuition and fees: $35,985*
  • Tuition, room and board: $49,605*
  • Students receiving financial aid: 94%
  • Students receiving merit-based aid: 48%
  • Financial aid form required: FAFSA (March 15 is the preferred filing date)

* Fees vary based on school.  For exact figures please see Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

Marks of Distinction

  • Manhattan College is one of fewer than 300 institutions in the United States with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most widely known academic honor society. Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.
  • All three of Manhattan College’s professional programs — business, education and health, and engineering — are nationally accredited.
  • The five undergraduate engineering programs — chemical, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical — are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET, Inc).
  • The School of Education 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, an achievement obtained by just over 700 schools worldwide.
  • Eighteen alumni are members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering — an impressive number for an institution the size of Manhattan College.
  • Manhattan College is one of few American colleges to have chapters of all five of the distinguished national honor societies: Beta Gamma Sigma, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi.
  • Distinguished alumni include Rudy Giuliani ’65, former mayor of New York City; James Patterson ’69, best-selling author; and Raymond Kelly ’63, former commissioner of the New York City Police Department.
  • Manhattan College placed 33rd out of 1,223 colleges and universities in the 2015 College Return on Investment (ROI) Report.
  • Manhattan College is ranked 41sth out of 736 U.S. colleges and universities in Money magazine's 2015-16 Best Colleges list.
  • The Best Colleges 2015-16 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranks Manhattan College 17th overall in the Best Regional Universities (North) category.
  • The School of Engineering is ranked 47th by U.S. News & World Report among engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s.
  • Manhattan College is ranked in the top 1% of colleges and universities for providing graduates a high return on investment according to Affordable Colleges Online.
  • Manhattan ranks 22nd out of 997 colleges in the United States with the best salary potential in the 2014-2015 Payscale College Salary Report when looking at all alumni (bachelor's and master's degrees).
  • Of more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States, Manhattan College is one of only 342 with Division I athletics.
  • Manhattan College is one of only 182 remaining colleges founded in the United States before the Civil War.
  • Manhattan College is listed among the Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars by Type of Institution, 2012-13