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Manhattan College

Manhattan College is an educational institution based on the Lasallian principles of quality education, faith in God, concern for the disadvantaged, and respect for all people. In this inclusive community, students move from a traditional lifestyle into one that is based on service experiences around the city and across the globe. Its Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience gives students an opportunity to travel and assist people in some of the poorest communities around the world. Students can also volunteer closer to home, lending a hand at blood drives, soup kitchens, and other local nonprofit organizations.

Manhattan College students benefit from an education that consistently ranked among the top schools nationwide for its return on investment. The school ranked 13th in the Fifty Most Affordable Colleges with the Best Return on Investment category in the Bloomberg Businessweek PayScale survey, exceeding national averages for the number of students obtaining professional roles. Students gain preparation for the workplace through a developmental approach to career planning, where they learn to be self-aware, understand the job search process, and become empowered to succeed. On average, 90 percent of graduates are working or are enrolled in graduate school within a year of graduation. The median starting salary for graduates is $53,900 and mid-year career salary is $107,000.

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To increase college access, Manhattan College offers scholarships for students who are demonstrated leaders in their community and/or have helped raise awareness of the college’s heritage. Hundreds of students also take advantage of internship opportunities at employers such as the New York Mets, Merrill Lynch, Donna Karan, and many others.


The Riverdale campus is just ten miles from midtown Manhattan, giving students access to a traditional college campus as well as all that the city has to offer. Weekly trips include Broadway shows, museums, and major landmarks. The college’s 3,400 students participate in more than 60 clubs, including student government, campus ministry, intramural sports, honor societies, as well as academic and professional organizations. The school competes in 19 NCAA Division 1 teams.