Manhattanville College Ranked as Top Performer for Social Mobility by “U.S. News & World Report” for Three Years in a Row

September 19, 2023
Manhattanville Graduates at 2023 Commencement
Manhattanville Graduates at 2023 Commencement

PURCHASE, NY, September 19, 2023 – Manhattanville College has once again been ranked by “U.S. News & World Report” as one of the “Top Performers for Social Mobility.” The college ranked #1 for private, non-profit schools in New York and eighteenth overall for social mobility in Regional Universities North, according to the 2024 Best Colleges rankings issued this week. This is the third consecutive year that Manhattanville has been recognized as the top private, non-profit college in New York by the nationally recognized “U.S. News & World Report” ranking. 

Frank D. Sánchez, Ph.D., President of Manhattanville College, expressed his enthusiasm for the ranking, stating, "Manhattanville College continues to outperform competitors in the ‘U.S. News & World Report’ rankings when it comes to graduating students from lower economic brackets, many of whom are the first in their families to go to college. Our social mobility ranking speaks to the transformative power of education and the individualized support and attention all our students receive as we prepare them for success in jobs that allow them to enter higher income brackets than their parents." 

Manhattanville College's commitment to students and their families is evidenced through new workforce-driven curricular offerings and college's recognition as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education. This designation allows the college to seek federal funding to provide more resources and support for Hispanic students. Additionally, Manhattanville earned an Equity and Inclusion badge from Colleges of Distinction, which it was named to for the sixth consecutive year. 

All of these distinctions have contributed to a winning year for Manhattanville, which has seen one of the largest increases in new student enrollment in recent history, welcoming more than 700 new undergraduate and graduate students to campus. 

The “U.S. News & World Report” Best Colleges rankings assess 1,452 U.S. bachelor's degree-granting institutions on 17 measures of academic quality in addition to information on application requirements, tuition and financial aid policies, student body demographics, and campus life. See all rankings here 

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 as the #1 private, non-profit institution in New York among Top Performers of Social Mobility in Regional Universities North 2022, 2023, and 2024. 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 close to 1,400 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, creative writing, and continuing and executive education programs. Graduate students can choose from more than 70 graduate and certificate programs. Extracurricular offerings include more than 70 clubs and organizations and 24 NCAA Division III teams. To learn more, visit