Why Manhattan College?

Access to New York City

The greatest city in the world is at our doorstep! Our campus is in Riverdale, a quiet neighborhood in the Bronx, located 10 miles from the bustling streets of midtown Manhattan. Our students enjoy the best of both worlds — a traditional college campus that’s just a short subway ride from the endless opportunities available in the country’s biggest and brightest city. Our professors often use NYC as a classroom with field trips to Wall Street, museums and other world-famous locations.  

A Caring Community in the Lasallian Catholic Tradition 

Manhattan College is a Lasallian Catholic institution founded on the principles of John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of teachers. We strive to promote faith, respect, quality education, community and social justice in all that we do. Ours is a tight-knit campus where faculty, advisers and support staff truly know each of their students and no one "slips through the cracks." 

A Small College with Big Opportunities

We have 3,500 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, so our students enjoy the benefits of a small college with close faculty interaction. But with more than 40 majors and 20 graduate programs across six distinct schools, Manhattan College has big academic opportunities. Our students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to the real world through internshipsservice-learning projects and study abroad.  

Value & Return on Investment

Manhattan College consistently ranks among the top schools nationwide in surveys that assess the value of a college degree and alumni salaries. According to a survey by payscale.com, the median starting salary for Manhattan alumni is $57,000, and the median mid-career salary is $110,000.

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