Manhattanville College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Manhattanville College
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Manhattanville College Admissions Overview:

Manhattanville College, with an acceptance rate of 77%, is not highly competitive in its admissions. Interested students should visit the college's website for application instructions, and to see if the school would be a good fit. To apply, prospective students will need to send in a completed application, high school transcripts, a personal essay, and two letters of recommendation.

The school is test-optional, so students are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Manhattanville College Description:

Manhattanville College is a small, private liberal arts institution located in Purchase, New York. The 100-acre suburban campus is a 30-minute drive from New York City and features environmentally friendly facilities and historic architecture and landscaping partially designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Manhattanville has a student faculty / ratio of 12 to 1 and an average class size of 17 students.

The college offers 40 undergraduate majors and minors as well as 10 master’s degree programs in education, business, creative writing and liberal studies and a doctorate in education. Popular undergraduate areas of study include management, communication studies, English and history, while the majority of graduate students are enrolled in the physical education, special education and childhood education programs.

Students are actively involved in a variety of extracurricular activities on campus, including nearly 40 student clubs and organizations. The Manhattanville Valiants compete in the NCAA Division III Freedom Conference within the Middle Atlantic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,834 (1,794 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $36,920
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,520
  • Other Expenses: $1,550
  • Total Cost: $53,790

Manhattanville College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 58%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,574
    • Loans: $8,239

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication Studies, English, Finance, History, Music, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 41%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 42%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Ice Hockey, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Lacrosse, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Ice Hockey

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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