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Fast Facts

From our diverse student body to our low student-to-faculty ratio, to our top-notch athletic programs, we have been fulfilling our mission to educate ethical and socially responsible leaders since 1841.


Location and History:
Founded in 1841 in Manhattan, relocated in 1952 to Purchase, NY, the former estate of Whitelaw Reid, publisher of the New York Herald Tribune and Ambassador to England. Manhattanville Timeline

1,329: Undergraduate students
1,050: Graduate students

Student Diversity
44% Students of Color
28% Hispanic/Latino students
20+ States and territories represented 
30+ Countries represented

110   Full-time faculty
10:1  Student-faculty ratio

Campus and Facilities:
Approximately 100 acres 
15 new or renovated science and nursing labs with smart technology and standards outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
Fabrication Lab or "FabLab" located in the Center for Design Thinking
4 Residence Halls and 4 Dining Locations
The 'Ville'age Store selling Manhattanville merch, gifts, and supplies.
13 Athletics spaces for student use


To a Valiant Heart, Nothing is Impossible!”
Tim Cohane, Sr.
...The inspiration for our sports teams' name which dates back to the 1970s when Tim Cohane, Sr., a renowned sports editor and father of then men's basketball coach, Tim Cohane, first referred to the quote and the "Valiants." The name has come to signify all members of our community, representing the spirit of bold bravery and the will to act with courage, conviction, and moral integrity, qualities we strive to live up to as a community. We are Valiants!     

We Are Valiants!The Student Experience

40+ Student Clubs and Organizations

With 65% of students living on campus and 35% of students commuting, Manhattanville strives to support all our students with  excursions throughout the NYC metropolitan area and a host of guest lecturers, performances, and special events. 

Opportunities for Everyone

With a focus on service learning, our students are encouraged to make a difference in the community—both on campus and off.

  • 1,000 of students give their time to service projects through our Clark Center.
  • 200 Community partners/ outlets for students to choose from.
  • 30,000+ Hours of community service completed annually.
Go Valiants!

Manhattanville has a long history of success in athletics, boasting 23 NCAA Division III teams, many of which have received honors on the national stage. We take great pride in supporting our student athletes and cheering them on at our state-of-the-art facilities adds a rich layer to campus life. 

  • 44 NCAA Tournament Appearances
  • 59 Conference Tournament Championships
  • 36 All-American Selections 
  • 11 COSIDA Academic All-Americans
  • 59 Conference Players of the Year
  • 53 Conference Regular Season Championships
  • 104 All-Region Honorees


Additional Rankings and Recognition

Years of Recognition by Princeton Review as a "Best College".
Badges of recognition from Colleges of Distinction

US News and World Report, Regional Universities North designations

  • Among top 100 institutions in the region
  • #1 Top Performer in Social Mobility in New York among private, non-profit institutions.





Leaders in a Global Community

Students studying
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Honor Societies

  • Castle Scholars Honors Program
  • Beta Beta Beta (Tribeta) – Biology
  • Kappa Delta Pi – Education
  • Lambda Pi Eta –Communication
  • Phi Sigma Tau – Philosophy
  • Pre-Law Honor Society
  • Psi Chi – Psychology
  • Chi Alpha Sigma – Sport Studies/Athletics
  • The National Society of Leadership and Success
Changing Their World

Graduates Who Excel

With a network of 30,000+ alums, our graduates go on to lead companies on the cutting edge of business trends, improve patient care at top healthcare facilities, passionately educate the next generation of schoolchildren, and further their own education with advanced degrees. 86% of the Class of 2020 are employed or currently enrolled in graduate school.

  • 49% Employed
  •  37% Enrolled in graduate studies
Center for Career Development
Popular Programs

Academics Designed for Success

All undergraduate students complete a minimum of one internship, experiential learning or clinical experience prior to degree completion.

Some of our most popular programs include:

  • Psychology
  • Nursing
  • Business Management
  • Education
  • Sport Studies



Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)