Manhattanville University Receives National Acclaim as a 2024-2025 College of Distinction

July 02, 2024
Manhattanville University student walking on campus

Manhattanville University earned the recognition for the fifth year in a row

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PURCHASE, NY, July 2024 – Manhattanville University is proud to announce the University has been recognized as a College of Distinction by Colleges of Distinction for the fifth year in a row. This recognition honors Manhattanville’s exceptional undergraduate education, including its dedication to hands-on learning, robust student-faculty relationships, an active campus community, and outstanding student outcomes.

Colleges of Distinction also honored Manhattanville as a Business College of Distinction, an Education College of Distinction, a Career Development College of Distinction, and an Equity & Inclusion College of Distinction.

“I am delighted that Manhattanville University has been recognized once again by Colleges of Distinction, and I am proud that the University has been recognized in so many categories,” said Manhattanville University President Frank D. Sánchez, Ph.D. “These awards reflect Manhattanville’s ongoing commitment to our students, offering them first-rate education and the tools they need to be successful on campus and beyond. We are honored to be recognized for our outstanding programs in business and education, as well as our career development services and our equity and inclusion efforts.” Manhattanville University previously earned a designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education.

Since its founding in 2000, Colleges of Distinction has awarded schools for their successful implementation of high-impact educational practices and hands-on learning. Its rigorous selection process involves extensive research and detailed interviews with the institutions, accepting only those that adhere to the Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes.

About Manhattanville University

Manhattanville University (formerly Manhattanville College) is a private liberal arts institution dedicated to academic excellence, purposeful education, and social justice. For three years in a row, “U.S. News and World Report” has ranked Manhattanville the number one private, non-profit institution in New York among Top Performers of Social Mobility in Regional Universities North. Located 30 miles from New York City on a 100-acre suburban campus in the heart of Westchester County, Manhattanville enables easy access to entertainment offerings, educational resources, and business opportunities for its primarily residential and diverse student body. The university serves more than 1,300 undergraduate students and nearly 1,000 graduate students from more than 44 countries and 33 states. Founded in 1841, the university offers more than 75 undergraduate and graduate areas of study in the arts and sciences, education, nursing and health sciences, 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 activities and 22 NCAA Division III teams. 

About Colleges of Distinction
Since 2000, Colleges of Distinction has been committed to honoring schools with a dedicated focus on the undergraduate experience. Its website provides dynamic college profiles, customized tools, and resources for students, parents, and high school counselors. For more information, and to learn how to become a College of Distinction, visit

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