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About Manhattanville

We Are Valiant

Manhattanville is a private liberal arts institution in Purchase, New York. Founded in 1841, Manhattanville has a rich history of academic excellence and innovative programs that prepare students to become leaders in their respective fields. Manhattanville is committed to providing a transformative educational experience that empowers students with the skills, knowledge, and values they need to make a difference in the world. With more than 55 undergraduate programs and 70 graduate programs, including a doctoral program, there is a path for everyone. 

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Global Leaders The Manhattanville Mission

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Our mission is to educate students to be ethical and socially-responsible leaders in a global community.
We are committed to ensuring the intellectual, ethical, and social development of each student with a community of engaged scholars and teachers; encouraging each student to develop as an independent and creative thinker in pursuing career and personal goals; and providing a diverse, inclusive, and nurturing environment which develops in each student a commitment to service and leadership within a global community.
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Mary T. Clark RSCJ Center for Religion and Social Justice
Through the Clark Center, approximately 600 Manhattanville students complete more than 30,000 hours of service each year through more than 85 community partners. 
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Manhattanville is designated a Hispanic Serving Institution by the US Department of Education 
We are committed to providing a diverse, inclusive, and nurturing environment in order to inspire students’ commitment to global service and leadership. We celebrate the unique perspectives and experiences of each of our students.

A Campus Community Rooted in Tradition

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With 70+ clubs and organizations, athletics and intramurals, and weekly service opportunities,  ours is a supportive environment that encourages involvement and personal growth. We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and we work to foster a community where every student feels valued, respected, and supported.
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A Liberal Arts Tradition with  Professional Education
With an average class size of 16 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, our intimate community encourages students to engage in in-depth discussions and learning opportunities with their professors, peers, and mentors. We offer a range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various disciplines, including business, education, sciences, nursing, writing, humanities, social sciences, and the arts.
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Valiant careers start here!
The Center for Career Development (CCD) provides individual advising, in-person and virtually, in addition to career readiness programs and opportunities to connect with employers for jobs and internships. The CCD collaborates with faculty and industry partners to develop robust experiential learning opportunities that meaningfully connect students’ academic experiences to the world of work. 

The Campus Experience

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A welcoming environment
Our beautiful 100-acre campus provides numerous opportunities for students to get involved in clubs, sports, and community service. Famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed New York’s Central Park and Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, was hired by Whitelaw Reid to design the gardens and grounds of his estate in 1888 - the grounds that are now our campus. Reid Castle is home to administrative offices and events spaces.
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Manhattanville Valiants

Manhattanville College sponsors 23 women's and men's varsity sports and supports approximately 500 student-athletes every year who compete at the highest-level of NCAA Division III athletics in the Skyline Conference. 


#1 in Social Mobility in New YorkThree years in a row!

Manhattanville is ranked the #1 private, non-profit institution in New York for social mobility by U.S. News and World Report, 2022, 2023, and 2024 - Regional Universities North category.

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