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Founded in 1853, Manhattan College has a rich and storied past. In fact, the college is one of fewer than 200 institutions of higher education that were established prior to the Civil War. Though the school was first instituted on the island of Manhattan, the college underwent several moves and is now located just north of the island in the Bronx. Nowadays the college continues to grow and develop as a private, Catholic college that provides excellent educational opportunities for students from their first year in college to their PhD. In fact, the academic opportunities are diverse and wide-ranging.
Overview of Manhattan College
Undergraduate students will find a full range of majors and minors. Whether they wish to pursue STEM subjects, arts, or letters, there is a program at Manhattan College that will provide a solid foundation for later life. Education, math, and business students will also find 5-year programs that will combine their undergraduate and graduate degrees in an accelerated program. Graduate students can pursue programs that include fields such as: chemical engineering, business administration, bilingual special education, and mental health counseling, among many more.
As for campus life, students have over 100 clubs and organizations to become involved with. These groups include social fraternities and sororities, performing arts clubs, academically focused groups, intramural sports leagues, and clubs focused on games and recreational activities.
|School Type||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting||City: Large|
|Student Faculty Ratio||13:1|
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|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||Recommended|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Recommended|
|Application Deadline||March 1|
|Common Application Accepted||Yes|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
The average annual net cost of an education at Manhattan College is just over $29,000. This figure considers the total costs, which hover around $64,000 for on-campus students and $65,000 for off-campus dwellers. When students subtract student loans, grants, and scholarships the net cost nearly halves. The average amount of grants or scholarships for a Manhattan student is around $26,000 and student loan aid kicks in an additional $8,500.
The average Pell Grant amount for a Manhattan student is $5,000 and other federal grants are a bit more, at $5,400. State and local resources provide an average of $3,900 and institutional grants and scholarships help students with an average of $24,000. When students seek out additional scholarships or grants, they can push their educational costs even lower.
|Average net price||2017-2018|
|Average Total Aid||$21,651|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||100%|
|Room & Board||$16,870|
- Tuition In-State - $44,560
- Tuition Out-of-State - $44,560
- Books and Supplies - $1,200
- Room & Board - $16,870
- Other - $2,100
Students at Manhattan College seem to really like what they find on campus. This is reflected in the fact that 82% of their full-time first-year students return for a second year. They must find the level of instruction, campus life, and the overall environment to be one that fosters learning and growth. Manhattan's strength is reinforced by the fact that a full 100% of their part-time first-year students return for their second year. High graduation rates likewise indicate a strong academic community.
Most first-year students stick around and graduate from Manhattan College. Since over 70% graduate, there's a strong likelihood that friends from the first-year dorms will walk across the stage together at the end of their educational journey. Of those who don't graduate from Manhattan College, most transfer to other institutions.
While studying on campus, Manhattan students are treated to a very favorable 13-to-1 student/faculty ratio. Such small class sizes tend to result in stronger retention of the material and the increased access to faculty, which enriches the learning process. At similar sized colleges, many students find that their professors become friends. Manhattan College thus offers an oasis of learning and growth amidst the hustle and bustle of the Greater New York Metro Area.
Student Population Total
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|All Engineering Majors||298 Total Graduates / 31%|
|Civil Engineering, General||114 Graduates|
|Mechanical Engineering||76 Graduates|
|Chemical Engineering||51 Graduates|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering||31 Graduates|
|Computer Engineering, General||26 Graduates|
|All Business Majors||237 Total Graduates / 25%|
|Finance, General||69 Graduates|
|Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General||58 Graduates|
|Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other||52 Graduates|
|Business Statistics||11 Graduates|
|Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs||75 Total Graduates / 8%|
|Communication, General||75 Graduates|
|All Education Majors||62 Total Graduates / 6%|
|Physical Education Teaching and Coaching||30 Graduates|
|Special Education and Teaching, General||13 Graduates|
|Secondary Education and Teaching||10 Graduates|
|Elementary Education and Teaching||9 Graduates|
|All Social Science Majors||55 Total Graduates / 6%|
|International Relations and Affairs||15 Graduates|
|Political Science and Government, General||15 Graduates|
|Economics, General||14 Graduates|
|Urban Studies/Affairs||3 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||24%|
Outcome & Salary
The top earners from Manhattan College tend to be graduates whose degrees are in engineering, business, or healthcare. In fact, the top earners from Manhattan College are civil engineers, who start out with salaries of $66,000, which beats electrical engineers by $1,000 per year. However, other top earners have degrees in the social sciences, such as sociology, psychology, economics, and political science. Rounding out the top earners are those with marketing degrees, who start their careers with a respectable $44,000 in yearly earnings, not counting bonuses or other compensation.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$64,000|
|College Grads Average Salary||$77,000|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$125,700|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$770,000|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$2,027,000|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$136,572|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$633,428|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,890,428|
|No College Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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