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Fast Facts


Middle States
President  Jon Calvert Strauss, Ph.D.
Founded 1841
Location Beautiful 100-acre campus, Purchase, NY (30 miles outside New York City)
College Colors Manhattanville Red
College Mascot Valiant
Enrollment 1,700 undergraduate students/ 1,000 graduate students


There are over 90 areas of undergraduate and graduate study

Popular undergraduate majors: Business, Sociology, Psychology, Communications, History

There are graduate programs in business, education, liberal studies and writing

Number of full-time faculty: 103 (90 perecnt highest degree in field)

Student-faculty ratio: 14:1

Average class size: 17

Student Life

Percent of sudents that live on campus: 80 percent

There are 21 NCAA Division III teams;

Over 40 student-run clubs;

There are 100 different study abroad programs;

Over 450 internship opportunities

Civic Engagement


Students completed approximately 30,000 hours of local and global community service.

There are over 50 outlets for community service available on the Manhattanville campus.

More than 500 students participate in community service activities.

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.



The Princeton Review's The Best 377 Colleges 2013 gave Manhattanville an 84 perecnt quality-of-life rating. It received an 82 percent green rating. Manhattanville was included in the top northeastern schools on the The Princeton Review website. Manhattanville was included in "Fiske's Guide to Colleges" 2013 edition as one of the top schools in the country.

The Daily Beast ranked Manhattanville 12th nationwide on its Best Schools for Foreign Students 2012 list. It gave Manhattanville a 'A-" for diversity.