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Marymount Manhattan College: Narrative Description


221 East 71st St.
New York, NY 10021-4597
Tel: (212)517-0400
Admissions: (212)517-0430
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1936. Setting: 3-acre urban campus. Endowment: $10.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6199 per student. Total enrollment: 2,077. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,849 applied, 80% were admitted. 11 class presidents, 11 valedictorians, 31 student government officers. Full-time: 1,621 students, 76% women, 24% men. Part-time: 456 students, 85% women, 15% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 36 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 15% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 19% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts; communications/communication technologies; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters plus summer and January mini-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, internships. Off campus study at Hunter College of the City University of New York. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: audition for dance and theater programs. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Comprehensive fee: $29,718 includes full-time tuition ($16,606), mandatory fees ($746), and college room and board ($12,366). College room only: $9066. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $490 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $325 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all; local sororities; 35% of women are members. Most popular organizations: Education Club, African-American Heritage Club, Asian-American Heritage Club, Latino Heritage Club, Business Club. Major annual event: Strawberry Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, 24-hour security in residence halls. 675 college housing spaces available; 674 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Shanahan Library with 102,000 books, 26,565 microform titles, 600 serials, 13,285 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $966,120. 175 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 New York University.

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