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If you want to know more about Manhattan College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Manhattan College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Manhattan College was awarded 20 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is civil engineering.

Overall Quality

Manhattan landed the #384 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 132 colleges in New York, Manhattan is ranked at #40.

See all of the rankings for Manhattan College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Manhattan?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Manhattan College is 75%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Manhattan is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 73% of students accepted to Manhattan submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 623. Math scores were between 520 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Manhattan College  ( 530 to 623 )

SAT Math Scores for Manhattan College  ( 520 to 620 )
Manhattan received ACT scores from 27% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Manhattan College  ( 23 to 28 )

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Manhattan College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Manhattan College, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Manhattan College is 53%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  53 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Manhattan College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Manhattan College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Manhattan the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 59%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  59 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Manhattan College.

Good Overall Diversity at Manhattan

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,654 undergraduates at Manhattan with 3,455 being full-time and 199 being part-time.

Manhattan Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Manhattan is 84.34 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  84.34 out of 100
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How Much Does Manhattan College Cost?

The overall average net price of Manhattan is $28,845. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Manhattan

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$25,195 $27,635 $29,571 $29,662 $30,247

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Manhattan, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Manhattan, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $7,610 a year. That adds up to $30,440 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Manhattan is 3.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Manhattan Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Manhattan make about $65,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Manhattan graduates since it is 63% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Manhattan College make the most money.

Location of Manhattan College

Manhattan College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Riverdale, New York. Riverdale is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Manhattan College

Contact details for Manhattan are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471-4098
Phone: 718-862-7597

Manhattan College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from Manhattan College. Of these students, 956 received undergraduate degrees and 253 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Civil Engineering 114 $66,100
Mechanical Engineering 76 $62,400
Communication & Media Studies 75 $37,400
Finance & Financial Management 69 $51,100
General Sales & Marketing 58 NA
Other Business, Management & Marketing 52 NA
Chemical Engineering 51 $60,000
Accounting 47 NA
General Psychology 39 $21,500
Computer Information Systems 32 $55,500

Learn more about the majors offered at Manhattan College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Manhattan

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 65 students took at least one online class at Manhattan College. This is a decrease from the 81 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 65 65
2016-2017 81 81
2015-2016 37 37
2014-2015 0 0
2013-2014 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Manhattan College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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