Manhattan College Recognized as One of the Top Colleges in the Country by The Princeton Review

For the eighth consecutive year, Manhattan has been ranked as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates and best colleges in the Northeast region.

Manhattan College has been recognized as one of the top colleges in the country in the Princeton Review's Best 389 Colleges for 2024. The college was also rated as one of the best regional schools in the Northeast. This is the eighth year in a row that the College has achieved this distinction. Manhattan College Campus

The publication praised the College’s strong academics, commitment to service and vibrant campus life. The College was also noted for its strong alumni network, which provides students with opportunities for internships and job placements. 

Students emphasized the school's focus on the “five Lasallian values” of “faith, respect, education, community and social justice,” which shape the culture on campus, primarily in its commitment to service. Manhattan College students are encouraged to volunteer in the local community and to participate in service-learning courses.

They also highlighted that Manhattan “carries prestige” and has “a lot of connections” in the “public sector and private industry,” so students have a “greater chance of being placed/connected with an internship that closely relates to their field of choice.” 

Only about 15% of America’s four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review’s most popular publications.The Princeton Review gathers data from its surveys of college students who rate and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences. Students are asked to rate their schools on a variety of factors, including academics, campus life and extracurricular activities.

One student’s comment summed up the general sentiment on campus: "I am very lucky to call myself a Jasper."

By David Koeppel