About Manhattanville College

Founded in 1841, Manhattanville College. is a Private college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 1,794 full time undergraduate students, and 1,040 full time graduate students.

The Manhattanville College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 113 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Manhattanville College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate77%
Application Deadline1-Dec
Application Fee50
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,30% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

80% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 47% were in the top quarter, and 21% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Manhattanville College.

21%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
8%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
33%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
25%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
12%
“I only go out in groups”
24%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
64%
“I feel extremely safe”
28%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
44%
“We bought the gear”
28%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
33%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
42%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
16%
“Available in class”
64%
“They keep regular office hours”
20%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
29%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
33%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
44%
“There might be people who do”
28%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
12%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
21%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
8%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
33%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
25%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
12%
“I only go out in groups”
24%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
64%
“I feel extremely safe”
28%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
44%
“We bought the gear”
28%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
33%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
42%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
16%
“Available in class”
64%
“They keep regular office hours”
20%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
29%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
33%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
44%
“There might be people who do”
28%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
12%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    82 Students rated on-campus housing 3.1 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    59 Students rated off-campus housing 2.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    88 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    88 Students rated campus facilities 3.6 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    89 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    89 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    89 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    89 Students rated academics 3.3 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

Manhattanville College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Manhattanville College?

24 Students rated Manhattanville College

Jared - 05/14/2024

The faculty at Manhattanville have been nothing short of amazing. My classes have been intriguing and educational. I have felt super supported through my time at Manhattanville. On top of this, my peers have been wonderful to get to know and to work with.

Brianna - 04/06/2024

Manhattanville is a small and intimate campus that has a lot to offer. The class sizes are on the small side, not larger than 25 students. It is easy to take advantage of the small classes because you get that one on one time with your professor and they are there for whatever you need.

M - 01/15/2023

Airing all of my grievances cannot be written out into a small text box so I will outline the issues as best I can without making a monologue. Starting off, the most detrimental issue to the academic experience and mental health of the students at Manhattanville College is the administration. Incompetent, trying their best, and falling short, they are currently (Jan 2023) attempting to dig themselves out of a monetary hole after a mismanagement of $6 million. This disproportion and massive amount of funds allocated to renovating two houses, one of which the college does not own, has lead to the wave of arts department cuts. These include art, art history and music just to make a few. Not to mention a downsizing of the already very small chemistry dept. But wait, there’s more. The college has also committed to a very expensive (unnecessary) project to take out the old pool and install some new sort of gymnasium area..The hardest part of this for me to talk about, as it sets a dangerous precedent, is the letting go of 8 tenured professors and 1 tenure-track professor. These 9 exceptional individuals include the co-heads to the entire department of arts. Every liberal arts major and minor resided under their oversight, and now they’ve been given severance packages. Although the college had opened 3 new full-time positions in the wake up the 9 severed ones, it’s a embarrassing for the college’s sake and disheartening to the students who were promised a full liberal arts education. This consistent pattern of un-investing in the arts shows the administration’s gaul, and lack of care as they gear the school towards trade and commuter students in a last-ditch effort to increase student enrollment. If nothing else, Manhattanville College is a stellar example of colleges going corporate in America. Besides the behemoth I just explained, the dorms are old and negatively impact my mental health as they’re dingy, the food is a hit or miss and the campus is pretty, but has next to zero student energy/involvement. You don’t see Mville students prideful to be here, but instead, you see them complaining about how they hate it and want to leave. The college ropes you in as it looks amazing on paper, has a nice pretty campus and most importantly (and sneakily) offers you a very large financial aid package. This makes it incredibly hard to leave as you become financially reliant on the tuition they cover. In my humble opinion, after spending two years there, it’s better not to go in the first place. In fairness, the professors are some of the nicest and smartest people you’ll meet and the location is great, with a bus to and from the nearby city town, and a shuttle bus to Manhattan on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. Finally, Mville is a very difficult place to thrive socially. I’m a social butterfly and I was lucky enough to find a small, great group of people but many are not so lucky. This is coming from someone who used to go up to strangers as a two year old in the supermarket and hug their legs because I wanted to make new friends. I don’t take pride in many things as I struggle with my confidence and mental health, but one thing I am and always will be sound in, is my optimism. I look on the bright side in all situations, applying a mix of emotionally-involved, logical and practical solutions to a variety of situations that life throws at me. But still, through my perseverance, a part of my spirit has been broken by Manhattanville. Do I regret going here for 2 years of college, supposedly the “best years of my life”? Yes. Do I regret the experiences I had and the life lessons I’ve learned? Not one bit. Take what you will from my short essay if you’ve made it this far, that’s my peace.

Deanna - 02/19/2020

My overall opinion of Manhattanville College is very positive. This campus is in a very safe and beautiful area. The buildings and classrooms are very clean. The professors are very knowledgeable with real world experience which adds more value to my classes. The classes are small which allows the chance to have one on one's with your professor and does not treat you just as a number in a seat. So far my experience has been great here and I look forward to growing along with the college.

Manhattanville College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Manhattanville College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Manhattanville College is 77%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Parents should allow their children to choose where they want to go to school and allow them to choose a school where they feel they will be most comfortable, that is the most important thing, be prepared to learn and not to party, I think a lot of students make that mistake.

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  3. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    It really feels as small as it is and I would have done better in a bigger school.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone who loves diversity of students and a small school.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    Very relaxed.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Manhattanville College is very small so the social scene is not what you would find when compaired to a State University, but you can still have fun.

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  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A place to learn and experience new things.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    I think the best part of my school was meeting my best friend Val without her I don't know what I would do.

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When I brag to my friends about my school i mostly talk about the help programs, MAP and CSTEP. I also talk about the Community Service Program ran by the Duchesne Center and Clubs ran bt the students.

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  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The small size. I only considered it because it was close to home and I got financial aid.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Their music department, it truley is awsome!

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Food is too expensive.

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Some one who is used to a large school.

    Read all  7 answers
  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    its very diverse therefore its hard to come up with one

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    Academics are mad easy for the most part. You have to work to get all A's but even then it's doable. Professors are pretty good for the most part but a couple are apathetic and don't really teach. Students are not competitive with each other and quite frankly don't really seem to push themselves that much either. Some do but most don't. The education program is very strong, however, and is well-reputed within the surrounding area, so if you want to be a teacher here is a great place to go. The academic requirements are pretty chill-ax and you don't even have to take a foreign language, but apparently they've gotten stricter on that since I've left.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Lacking in that. Read above comments if you want to know more.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Students at Mville are thought to be rich because when people look at the tuition here the atomatically think "those kids must be well off." However this is definitely not the case as the school gives out lots of financial aid to student, which cuts the cost of school in half or even less than that most of the time.

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  18. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Despite it's lack in selectivity and that some students aren't very bright, Manhattanville is still a good school and almost everyone who goes there is pretty friendly and laid back. It's very small so gossip goes around quickly and once people have found their group of friends they rarely reach out too much beyond that. It's cliquey for sure, but most are still cordial to all other's. Also a lot of weird kids who maybe would be bullied at other school's but here at Manhattanville everyone is nice so they're not made to feel left out, and have each other. Also decent amount of socioeconomic diversity, with about 1/3 being first-generation but the few rich kids who do attend aren't overly snobby or brag about their wealth. Many problems, one being the lack of money and funding for the school. It does not have a big endowment so they have cut back on some academic programs and the dorms are pretty crummy and there are only four of them. Also, Manhattanville doesn't have a strong sense of community within the school because it is close to White Plains and New York City so a lot of people go there on the weekends and some week nights, and about 25{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of the students commute. Also, going along with that, this is not a big party school as a lot of small groups of friends and all the sports teams just go into White Plains to hit up the bars there, and do not party too much on campus. So this is a huge plus if you're looking for a school that is not all about partying. School pride is so-so and the retention rate is not so hot. New President came in a couple years ago, and is supposed to be more academically-oriented and wants to increase selectivity. Biggest problem is there lack of money.

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  19. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    There is almost everything except swimming and football. We are Division three. Our mens soccer team is very good. The basketball team is doing good as well and the Hokey team has good records.

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  20. Tell us about your professors.

    Easy to contact, knowledgeable, experienced and friendly. For the most part

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  21. Describe the dorms.

    The Dorms, are not that great. They are expensive and old.

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Student Body

Students

64%

female

36%

male

1,794

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,040

Total Grad Students

26%

Out-Of-State

65%

In-State

9%

International

Organizations

57

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

48%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
8%
% Hispanic/Latino
18%
% White or Caucasian
43%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Manhattanville College receive some sort of financial aid. 34% were awarded federal grants. While 56% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$36,920

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$800

Books and Supplies

$14,520

Room and Board

52,240

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$19,197
$30 - $48K
$17,812
$48 - $75K
$21,646
$75 - $110K
$26,560
$110K & UP
$30,084

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