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Manhattan College: Narrative Description


Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471
Tel: (718)862-8000; Admissions: (718)862-7200; Fax: (718)862-8019; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Roman Catholic Church. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and postmaster's certificates. Founded 1853. Setting: 31-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $27.4 million. Research spending 2002-03: $1.3 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $7705 per student. Total enrollment: 3,233. Faculty: 282 (167 full-time, 115 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 4,414 applied, 53% were admitted. Full-time: 2,697 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 182 students, 35% women, 65% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 27 other countries, 28% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 5% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 6% 25 or older, 54% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 83% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at College of Mount Saint Vincent. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous until 8/15, 12/1 for early decision.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $27,400 includes full-time tuition ($17,800), mandatory fees ($1500), and college room and board ($8100). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $500 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $125 per term.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 7% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Minority Student Union, student government, student radio station, Manhattan College Singers, Resident/Commuter Student Association. Major annual events: Springfest, Jasper Jingle Christmas Ball, Fall Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,653 college housing spaces available; 1,629 were occupied in 2002-03. Option: coed housing available. O'Malley Library plus 1 other with 211,376 books, 649,695 microform titles, 1,190 serials, 1,122 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.5 million. 375 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Fordham University.

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