Manhattanville College Has Record-Breaking Class of Admitted Students for Fall 2023

April 25, 2023
New students marching during convocation
New students marching during convocation

PURCHASE, NY, April 24 – With a record-breaking number of applications, Manhattanville College has admitted its largest and most diverse group of future Valiants in history, with 3,250 first-year students for the Class of 2027 receiving acceptance letters for this fall.

This is the largest class of admitted students since record keeping began 25 years ago representing a 15.6% increase from last year and a 31.8% increase from 2021. This year, Manhattanville had the highest number of applications since 2017. The admitted Class of 2027 is nearly half first-generation and is more diverse with increases in international students and in students who are Asian, Black or African American, and Hispanic.

During the first few weeks of April, the college welcomed approximately 800 guests to campus for Admitted Student Days, where admitted students had their first opportunity to meet each other, enjoy fun activities, while also touring campus, and meeting with faculty and administrators. This May, Manhattanville will welcome admitted students back to campus for “Valiant Up Days,” a new series of events designed to provide greater 1-1 support for students and families as they finalize their enrollment with the college. The college will also host newly enrolled students and their families for New Student and Family Orientation sessions this summer.

“We are delighted to see such a strong interest in our academic programs, which are designed to prepare students for successful careers and meaningful lives in a rapidly changing world,” said Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing, Troy Cogburn.  

Highlights of this admitted student class: 

  • 48% identify as first generation, the first in their household to go to college
  • 3.41 average GPA, the highest in several years
  • 16% increase in admitted Asian students
  • 27% increase in Black or African American admitted students
  • 30% increase in Hispanic admitted students
  • 9% increase in White admitted students
  • 28% increase in Students admitted that identify as 2 or more races
  • 18% increase in International admitted students

Popular programs among admitted students include: Nursing, Biology, Computer Science, Business Management, Criminal Justice & Law, Education, Psychology, and programs in the Fine and Performing Arts. Manhattanville operates on a rolling admission basis, so students can still apply for the fall semester through August 2023. 

"We are thrilled to welcome this exceptional class of students to Manhattanville College," said Interim President Louise Feroe, Ph.D. "Their enthusiasm and passion for learning will undoubtedly enrich our campus community and contribute to our continued growth and success. We look forward to supporting them as they pursue their academic and personal goals." 

For more information about Manhattanville College and our programs, please visit our website at 

About Manhattanville College 
Manhattanville College is a small, private liberal arts institution dedicated to academic excellence, purposeful education, and social justice. U.S. News and World Report ranks Manhattanville the number one private, non-profit institution in New York among Top Performers of Social Mobility in Regional Universities North 2022 and 2030. The college has 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.  

Manhattanville has also been recognized by “U.S. News and World Report” for Ethic Diversity. The college has earned a designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education which has allowed it to recruit more Latinx students. For the sixth consecutive year, Manhattanville has been named to the Colleges of Distinction list which recognizes colleges that excel in student engagement, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes. This year, the college is also 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. The school is also one of the few to offer an undergraduate certificate in design thinking, giving students a leg up with employers looking for critical thinking skills.  

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 1,300 undergraduate students and nearly 1,000 graduate students from more than 44 countries and 33 states. Founded in 1841, the college offers more than 125 undergraduate and graduate areas of study in the arts and sciences, education, business, nursing, creative writing, as well as advanced certificate 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 
Cara Cea,, 914-323-1278 or 914-906-9680. 

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