Manhattanville College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $50,000—$60,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business, Communication, Biology

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 80 +, IELTS: Band 6.5 +

  • Social Media


While the 100 beautiful acres that make up Manhattanville are located in a quiet suburban setting, the culture, entertainment, and excitement of New York City are only 30 miles away. The private coeducational college founded in 1841 draws its 1,700 students from more than fifty countries and thirty states. Manhattanville College is ranked in the Princeton Review and Newsweek as one of the best colleges for undergraduate study. Manhattanville College has created a small global village. This richly diverse community embodies the College’s mission: to educate students to be ethical and socially responsible leaders in a global community.

Learning is at the heart of Manhattanville, and the College’s proximity to New York City creates a constant flow of opportunity that brings learning to life. Manhattanville students know how to have fun, but they also have a sense of purpose. The College’s social conscience is informed by a commitment to serving the community. The Corporation for National and Community Service named Manhattanville College in the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for excellent services. The Duchesne Center serves as the coordinator and catalyst for service learning, community outreach, culture, and leadership across the College campus and around the world. Last year, students participated in over 30,000 hours of community service. Manhattanville students actively seek opportunities to serve humanitarian causes in the developing world.

The College’s global perspective is enriched by its role as a Non-Governmental Organization of the United Nations. Select students have an opportunity to intern at the UN and to study with an ambassador. 


  • Ÿ  Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Ÿ  Bachelor of Arts (B.A)
  • Ÿ  Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
  • Ÿ  Bachelor of Music (BM)
  • Ÿ  Graduate School of Business
  • Ÿ  Graduate School of Education
  • Ÿ  Conditional Admission

Academic English Program offered through Bridge Education Group.



  • Enrollment: 2,700
  • Undergraduate: 1,700
  • Graduate: 1,000
  • International Students: 13%
  • Countries represented: 55+
  • States represented: 35+

Estimated Costs 2016-2017

Tuition & fees: $36,920

Room & Meals: $14,520

Location and Campus

Picturesque 100 acre campus just 30 minutes outside of NYC.

NEW YORK CITY:  Our close proximity to one of the most dynamic cities in the world gives access to plentiful cultural, internship and job opportunities. The city adds real-world context to learning at Manhattanville. Distance from Manhattanville to major U.S. cities:

New York, NY
25 MI | 42 KM

Philadelphia, PA
127 MI | 204 KM

Boston, MA
186 MI | 299 KM

Washington, DC
246 MI | 411 KM


Merit-based scholarships of $5,000-$22,000 per year 


  • 103 full-time faculty
  • 90% hold highest degree in field
  • Student-to-faculty ration 12:1
  • Average class size 19


  • Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016: Top 300 Distinguished Colleges
  • Money Magazine’s Best Colleges 2015-2016: 25 Best Private Colleges for Merit Aid
  • Princeton Review 2016: “The Best 380 Colleges” and “Best Regional Colleges (Northeastern)” sections
  • US News & World Report 2016: Best Colleges 2016 (Regional Universities, North)
  • Peterson’s new guidebook, Cool Colleges 101
  • Newsweek’s “Best Schools for Foreign Students 2012”, ranked 12th Nationwide


  • Ÿ More than 100 target Career Center Events
  • 760+ Internship Opportunities including PepsiCo, MasterCard, HBO Productions, Morgan Stanley, MTV Networks, VH1, NYU Medical, Madison Square Garden,Nike, WNBC, United Nations, Merrill Lynch, Human Rights Commission, CNN America


Mascot: Valiant

20 Division III teams:


  • Academic Calendar: Semesters
  • Castle Scholars Honors Program
  • More than 50 areas of study
  • Most popular majors:
    • Business

    • Digital Media Production

    • Communication Studies

    • Psychology

    • Sport Studies

    • Education

    • Computer Science

    • Biology

    • International Studies

    • Performing Arts


Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) provides orientation and international advising.

  • 40+ clubs and organizations
  • 30,000+ hours of community service per year 60+ outlets
  • Free shuttle to places around White Plains and NYC
  • 100+ study abroad opportunities

International Application Process

International Freshman 

  • Manhattanville application or Common Application
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official transcript translated into English
  • Two  letters of recommendation
  • Personal Essay

Conditional Admission: international students who do not meet our English proficiency requirements for direct admission may enroll in an on-campus intensive English program.

Visa: International Students must submit financial documentation for the I-20 form to apply for F-1 Visa.

Deadlines: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and students can apply at any time. Early action deadline: December 1st. Priority deadline: March 1st


Manhattanville College

2900 Purchase Street
Purchase NY 10577
P: (914) 323-7289
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