First Year Admissions

At Manhattanville, we want to make the university application as easy as possible. From your first step in the admissions process until your first steps on campus, our admissions staff is here to support you.

Whether you are a full-time, part-time, international, or domestic student, we will guide you through your specific process and make sure you have all the information you need—including application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

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First Year students may apply to Manhattanville by completing the Common Application or the Manhattanville Application.

All applicants should apply for the fall or spring term. Students wishing to take summer classes prior to their first semester, may do so as a non-degree student.


EARLY ACTION (Fall Applicants only) - Deadline November 17, 2023
Acceptance to the university is non-binding, however Early Action is encouraged for students that consider Manhattanville University to be one of their top choices.  As an Early Action applicant you will be among the first to receive your admission notification, finalize your financial aid awards, and confirm your student residence space. Students that are not accepted for Early Action will still be considered for regular admission. Early Action is only available for fall applicants.


Manhattanville University operates on a rolling admission basis. This means there is no specific deadline to apply to the university. Priority consideration for admission & scholarships are given to students that apply on or prior to March 1st. 

The Admissions Committee considers more than an academic record when evaluating applications. In order to receive an admission decision, all required application documents must be submitted.

  • Official High School Transcript
  • Personal Essay (400 - 500 words)
    • Options for an essay topic will be provided while completing the application.
  • One Letter of Recommendation
    • Teacher of Counselor.  Students may submit a maximum of three letters of recommendation.
  • $50 Non-Refundable Application Fee

Students interested in pursuing Art, Dance, Musical Theatre, and Theatre have additional portfolio and/or audition requirements to be met in addition to the regular transfer admission requirements.

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In addition to the domestic student first year student requirements, the following is required for international first year applicants:

  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Essay
  • Proof of English Proficiency by providing one of the following


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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. There is no deadline to apply.


Early Action applicant decisions will start being mailed home at the end of November. 
The priority deadline to apply is March 1.  Applications will continue to be considered for admission through the first week of fall classes.


Admission decisions will start being mailed home in October.
The priority deadline to apply is December 1. Applications will continue to be considered for admission through the first week of spring classes.


Degree-seeking admission is not available during the summer. Students wishing to take summer classes prior to their first semester, may do so as a non-degree student.



Academic & Opportunity Programs

Manhattanville offers 55+ areas of study for undergraduate students.  In addition, there are several opportunity and honors options for students to consider.
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Confirm whether your document submissions have been received and receive up-to-the-minute updates about your application.

All students are considered for merit scholarships.  First Generation awards, honors, and community service awards are also available.

Additional Resources

Academic Support Services

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides free Peer Tutoring sessions for undergraduate students. Through the ARC, students receive individual and group support in a variety of subjects at all levels of the curriculum.

The Center for Student Accessibility partners with students to empower them to take ownership of their university journey. The Center also strives to increase positive dialogue surrounding disabilities, promoting the "people first" approach and communicating the message that disability is an integral part of diversity.

The Andrew Bodenrader Center for Academic Writing and Composition has a mission is to provide Manhattanville students with support at any stage of the writing process. We strive to build the confidence of student writers through encouraging, collaborative one-to-one sessions with peer tutors, graduate Writing Center Fellows, and Academic Writing faculty. 

The Center for Career Development is committed to individualized career exploration counseling, self-assessment, skill development, and utilizing internship and job search strategies that empower students to take ownership in their personal and professional success.

Additional Student Information

The OneStop Office is here to assist with questions about financial aid and scholarships, tuition and billing, and class registration.

Military and Veteran Students with VA Education benefits can apply for the post 9/11 GI Bill and related awards at Manhattanville University.

International Students are welcome at Manhattanville!  Our community currently welcomes students from more than 30 countries!

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health courses are geared toward students interested in applying to graduate or professional preparation in the Health Sciences, particularly in the fields of Medicine (MD, DO, DVM), Dentistry, Physical Therapy, and Optometry. 

Online Students can access our programs from anywhere at any time, providing working professionals with a convenient pathway to continuing education.