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Manhattan College Again Among Top Schools Recognized by U.S. News
Student veterans and engineering programs highlighted as standout programs.
In its 2019 version of its America’s Best Colleges report, U.S. News & World Report ranked Manhattan College among the top 15 regional universities in the North. It is the third consecutive year that Manhattan has been at No. 15, continuing a 12-year trend of ranking within the top 20 schools in the region.
“Manhattan students can expect small class sizes and can study anytime in the O'Malley Library, which is conveniently open 24/7,” U.S. News & World Report says. “At Manhattan, students make the most of their studies by visiting the career center, which offers a mentor program and internship services. Beyond academics, Manhattan students can check out more than 80 campus clubs or jump on the subway to explore all the museums, restaurants and concerts that New York City has to offer. Student athletes can get involved with sports at the intramural, club and varsity levels.”
The School of Engineering was also recognized as one of the best in the nation, ranking 35th overall among undergraduate institutions that award a master’s degree. A world-class faculty works with student on cutting-edge research and projects in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer and electrical engineering and mechanical engineering every day. The school will be boosted even more by the Higgins Engineering and Science Center, set to open in the fall of 2020.
Manhattan’s commitment to serving student veterans continues to earn attention. For the second straight year, the College was ranked sixth in the region in top schools for student veterans. The College’s Student Veterans Organization is one of the fastest growing groups on campus, with more than 100 student veterans enrolled as full-time students. Previous presidents have served on local and national committees of student veterans, and each year, a group of veterans travels to the Bahamas for a mindfulness retreat to help the students adjust to civilian and college life.
Manhattan College is categorized as a regional university because it offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs, but does not offer doctoral degrees.
The college ranking categories are based upon the 2010 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifications. U.S. News has used the Carnegie classification system since the first Best Colleges rankings in 1983, because they are accepted as the basis for classifying schools by most higher education researchers.