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Manhattanville: A “Values-Based” Education

Manhattanville College - College Fair Guide

Manhattanville College is a four-year, independent, coed, liberal arts institution with a diverse student body offering small classes and a result driven, value-based education.

On its 100-acre campus 30 miles north of New York City, Manhattanville College has created a small global village. The private, coeducational college founded in 1841 draws its student body from 53 different countries and 34 states. Enrollment at the College includes 1,700 full-time undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. This richly diverse community embodies the College’s mission: to educate students to be ethical and socially-responsible leaders in a global community. Manhattanville’s proximity to New York City creates a constant flow of opportunity that brings learning to life.

Manhattanville students know how to have fun, but they also have a sense of purpose. The College’s social conscience is informed by a commitment to serving the community — whether that’s defined as the surrounding geographic area, where undergraduates logged over 32,000 hours of service in a year — or as the global community. Manhattanville students actively seek opportunities to serve humanitarian causes in the developing world.

The Manhattanville curriculum nurtures intellectual curiosity and independent thinking. With a student–faculty ratio of 12:1, students and faculty form close collaborative relationships. Ninety percent of the faculty hold the highest terminal degree in their field. Under the guidance of a faculty adviser, the student maps his or her academic program, establishing a major from different branches of the liberal arts. Learning is integrative and reflective.


Manhattanville offers the following degrees: BA, BFA, BMus, BS, MA, MAT, MP, MEd, MSEd, MS, and EdD. Programs are offered in the following subject areas: accounting, African studies, American studies, art (studio), art history, Asian studies, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, classical civilizations, communication studies, computer science, creative writing, dance and theatre, dance therapy, digital media production, economics, education, English, environmental studies, film studies, finance, French, German, history, human resource management, international studies, Holocaust and genocide studies, international management, Irish studies, Italian, Latin American studies, legal studies, management, marketing, mathematics, museum studies, music, music education, music management, musical theatre, music technology, philosophy, political science, pre-law, pre-medical, pre-physical therapy, pre-speech language pathology, psychology, self-designed major, social justice, sociology, sport studies, Spanish, theatre education, women’s studies, world religions, and world literature.

Adult accelerated BS degrees are offered in behavioral studies, organizational management, and communications management.

Manhattanville College is located at 2900 Purchase St., Purchase, NY 10577. For more information visit You can contact the College at (914) 323-5464 or e-mail

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