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Manhattan College: Experience Given Meaning by Lasallian Values

Manhattan College is a Lasallian Catholic institution founded in 1853 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. With more than 100 majors and undergraduate programs to choose from in business, education, health, engineering, liberal arts and science, Manhattan College produces exceptional graduates who make a positive impact in the world. Manhattan also offers graduate programs in business, education, engineering and science; as well as online degrees through the School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies.

The transformative Jasper education is built on a strong liberal arts foundation and paired with hands-on, technical knowledge that evolves and adapts with our world. Manhattan is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top-value schools, giving graduates an excellent return on investment (ROI).

Access to the World’s Greatest City

Manhattan College is nationally recognized as a top school in preparing its graduates for successful careers at international companies like Google, NBC Universal, KPMG, Fox News, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tesla, Met Life, Donna Karan, Con Edison, IBM, Montefiore, Sloan Kettering and Regeneron. Manhattan College is also exceeding expected results in areas like starting salaries and mid-career earnings, warranting a “value-added” label from institutions like Forbes, Brookings and PayScale.

Seventy-three percent of Manhattan College students report having completed an internship or field experience related to their field of study. Due to access to New York City, students have a distinct advantage when it comes to getting internships and jobs.

Many of Manhattan’s professors use New York City as a classroom by conducting visits to sites such as Wall Street, the Museum of Natural History and the United Nations.

Manhattan also continues to receive recognition from U.S. News & World Report. The College ranks among the top ten best colleges in the region for undergraduate teaching and for veterans by U.S. News & World Report. Faculty and veterans programs were also recognized by U.S. News. Additionally, the School of Engineering was ranked among the top 50 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation that do not offer a doctorate.

Career Development and Success

Preparation for the career world begins freshman year with career planning and development resources, often followed by an internship in New York City. To gain a deeper, behind-the-scenes understanding of a specific profession, students who apply to the mentor program are paired with professionals in their chosen field, generally Manhattan College alumni. This natural learning process, coupled with co-curricular activities and classes taught by passionate faculty, produces students who are ready for the working world by the time they graduate.

Lasallian Catholic: On Campus and Beyond

One of the most important parts of the Lasallian mission is to provide education for all, regardless of background or economic class. More than 30 percent of the College’s students identify as minorities, and nearly a third of undergraduates are the first in their families to attend college. While a Catholic institution, Manhattan welcomes students of all faiths, traditions and backgrounds to become Jaspers.

To be truly Lasallian means to share the mission beyond campus. When travel permits, Campus Ministry and Social Action (CMSA) organizes L.O.V.E. programs (Lasallian Outreach Volunteer Experience) through which students volunteer with people of varied socioeconomic backgrounds in poor regions of New Orleans, Kenya, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic and West Virginia.

Residence Life: A Variety of Living Options

Becoming a resident on the Manhattan campus means becoming part of a community. The College offers a variety of housing options, and undergraduate housing is guaranteed for all four years.

The Arches program, a unique learning and living community for freshmen, brings students together in a residence hall. Each semester of their freshman year, Arches students take one class specifically designed for them incorporating cultural excursions and service projects. In addition, special events and activities are offered to Arches students, so they can bond, develop a sense of community, and create lasting friendships with peers, faculty and coordinators.

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