Manhattanville College Continues to be Recognized Among the Colleges of Distinction

August 02, 2022

PURCHASE, N.Y., AUGUST 2, 2022 – For the sixth consecutive year, Manhattanville College has been named to the Colleges of Distinction list. The 2022-23 Colleges of Distinction list focuses on four key distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes.

This year, the college is also proud to be among those that have earned the Equity and Inclusion badge from Colleges of Distinction, while continuing to be recognized for excellence with Business, Education, and Career Development badges. Manhattanville has been actively promoting inclusion on campus since its inception of the Center for Inclusion back in 2017.

Manhattanville’s incoming undergraduate class this fall represents a 30% increase with each of the following: students who identify as Asian, African American or Black, Hispanic, White, and students who identify as two or more races. The class also represents an increase of at least 20% of students who identify as first-generation, or the first in their family to attain a four-year college degree. 

“Manhattanville College has been recognized among the best not only for exceptional academics, but for our intentional commitment to creating an inclusive environment.” said Manhattanville’s Interim President Louise Feroe, Ph.D. “We are proud to be among those colleges that demonstrate a keen awareness of students’ needs, helping them graduate as ‘empowered changemakers for a more equitable world.’ In fact, this commitment has long been central to our mission: ‘to educate ethical and socially responsible leaders.’”

“Our campus-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion includes taking active steps to diversify our students and faculty,” said Cindy L. Porter, Ed.D., vice president for Student Affairs and chief diversity officer at Manhattanville. “Colleges of Distinction has recognized this effort and our support for underserved students who might not otherwise study and thrive on a college campus.”

To view the complete list of colleges that made the list, visit the Colleges of Distinction website at

Manhattanville has been recognized by “U.S. News and World Report” as the number one private, non-profit school in the Regional Universities North category for Top Performers of Social Mobility, enrolling and graduating large proportions of underserved students who go on to get jobs with great earning potential. Manhattanville has also earned a designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education which has allowed it to recruit more Latinx students and seek federal funding to support them and by “Niche” as one of the 20 most diverse schools in New York.


About Manhattanville College
Manhattanville College is a small, private liberal arts institution dedicated to academic excellence, purposeful education, and social justice. Located 30 miles from New York City on a 100-acre suburban campus in the heart of bustling Westchester County, Manhattanville enables easy access to robust entertainment offerings, educational resources, and business opportunities for its primarily residential and diverse student body. The college serves more than 1,500 undergraduate students and nearly 1,000 graduate students from more than 44 countries and 33 states. Founded in 1841, the college offers more than 75 undergraduate and graduate areas of study in the arts and sciences, education, business, and creative writing, as well as continuing and executive education programs. Graduate students can choose from over 70 graduate and certificate programs. Extracurricular offerings include more than 45 clubs and 20 NCAA Division III teams. To learn more, visit

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