Private Coeducational Liberal Arts College
Accreditation: Middle States
President: Jon Calvert Strauss
Location: Beautiful 100-acre campus, Purchase, NY (30 miles outside New York City)
1,700 undergraduate students/ 1,000 graduate students
Number of Class of 2016 applicants: 4,506
There are over 90 areas of undergraduate and graduate study.
Popular undergraduate major: Business, Sociology, Psychology, Communications, History
There are graduate programs in business, education, liberal arts and writing
Number of full-time faculty: 103 (90% highest degree in field)
Student-faculty ratio: 14:1
Average class size: 17
Manhattanville College has once again been recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the best institutions for undergraduate education in the nation and one of the best colleges in the Northeast. The company features the school in the new 2013 edition of its annual college guide, "The Best 377 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" section in its website feature, "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region." Only about 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are profiled in The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. According to the Princeton Review, their "regional best" colleges constitute only 25 percent of the nation's four-year institutions.
The Fiske Guide to College 2013 rates Manhattanville as one of the top small colleges in the country. It lists Manhattanville as "strong in... art, education, and psychology."
Manhattanville College was also named to the 2012 Princeton Review Guide to 322 Green Colleges. The Princeton Review first created this one-of-a-kind resource for college-bound students in 2010 with the U.S. Green Building Council, which is best known for developing the LEED standard for green building certification. In the fall of 2010, USGBC launched its Center for Green Schools to increase its efforts to drive change in how campuses and schools are designed, constructed and operated so that all educational facilities can enhance student-learning experiences.
The Newsweek Daily Beast included Manhattanville College on its list of Best Schools for Foreign Students 2012, ranking the college 12th nationwide. The Daily Beast gave Manhattanville an "A-" ranking in diversity. In a "Top 25" listing which included many Ivy League universities, Manhattanville was the only New York-metropolitan area school included in the rankings and one of two New York State schools listed. For students immigrating to the United States for their higher education, the Newsweek Daily Beast ranks the top 25 schools that provide a diverse environment, as well as financial aid and services to help with adjustment.
In its 2012 edition of America's Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report now recognizes Manhattanville College among the top 50 master's level colleges and universities in the North. The exclusive rankings, which include more than 1,400 schools nationwide, are available online at www.usnews.com/colleges.
Manhattanville College was included in Peterson's new guidebook, Cool Colleges 101. The book profiles more than 240 colleges and includes campus photos, fast facts and, a cohesive description of the school, including contact information. The descriptions focus on what students want to know about campus life and serve as a guide to the culture and lifestyle on campuses throughout the country.
Service learning trips are planned to several counties in the 2011-2012 year including: Nicaragua; El Salvador; Haiti; Romero Center, Camden, NJ; New Orleans, LA; and, the Texas Leadership Conference.
College Colors: Manhattanville Red
College Mascot: Valiant
Mission: To educate students to be ethical and socially-responsible leaders in a global community.
We are committed to:
Values: Ethical integrity and social responsibility
Vision: Our founding vision calls for an integrated education which attends to the mind and body, heart and spirit, of our community.
Three foundational imperatives drive our vision and commitment to educating the whole person:
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