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Manhattan College: Liberal Arts Education for Next-Gen Leaders

At Manhattan College, you’ll build unbreakable bonds with other students, faculty and alumni during your 4-year educational journey. Founded in 1853 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, the College offers a transformative education with a focus on professional preparation that’s built on a liberal arts foundation in each of its 3 distinct schools — The Kakos School of Arts and Sciences, O’Malley School of Business and the School of Engineering.

By creating a career-focused academic experience, providing instruction taught by distinguished faculty and leveraging its extensive alumni network, Manhattan College has earned the #13 spot in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Top Private Colleges and Universities in the Northeast.

The New York City campus in Riverdale provides direct access to the financial and cultural center of the world. Intern with skill-building organizations while enjoying the comforts of home on a vibrant, 23-acre residential campus with 8 suite-style housing options.

Academics That Build In-Demand Skills

Manhattan College hosts 3 schools that offer a wide variety of undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional programs. Some of the most popular academic programs include Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Communication, Finance and Psychology. Of course, the classroom is just the beginning of your academic journey at Manhattan, as 78 percent of students gain job-related experience.

The curricula are designed with the students’ future in mind — incorporating hands-on learning through faculty-led research, study abroad and international research trips. In fact, students contributed to scholarship research in topics ranging from social media and anxiety to system-on-chip architecture and portable genomic sequencing. With Manhattan’s alumni reporting an early career salary of $77,000, according to Payscale, the College helps pave the way for professional success.

Not a moment is lost as a Jasper, with career planning and development resources utilized year one. 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. The extensive Manhattan College alumni network provides mentorship and career opportunities for next-gen leaders. You’ll learn from successful alumni who are members of industries from around NYC and across the country. Relationships built through this program offer a distinct advantage when it comes time to submit your résumé.

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NYC Is a Living Classroom

Where do you want to work? Many Manhattan College graduates start their careers in internships in New York City at places like IBM, Morgan Stanley, the New York Mets, Turner Construction and Donna Karan. On average, approximately 78 percent of students at Manhattan College complete one or more internships.

Thanks to the College’s New York City location, you’ll have the chance to work year-round instead of just during school breaks — giving you a huge advantage in developing career-ready skills. Plus, many of Manhattan’s professors use NYC as a classroom by conducting visits to sites such as Wall Street, the Museum of Natural History and the United Nations.

Guaranteed Undergraduate Residential Housing

Living on the Manhattan College campus means you get to experience the best of the Jasper community. There are a number of housing options available, including traditional residence halls, suites and apartment-style housing. Plus, undergraduate housing is guaranteed for your entire 4-year journey.

No matter what style of housing you select, you’ll enjoy cable TV and internet access in every room, community lounges with flat-screen televisions, kitchen and dining areas, central air conditioning, laundry and dedicated quiet study spaces.

More Than a Degree

The hallmark of Manhattan College’s educational experience is the moral compass that equips students with ethical decision-making skills and is one of the underlying factors in the success of its alumni. You’ll collaborate with peers and faculty to put what you learn to work for the good of the world. You’ll be valued for who you are as an individual. And, you’ll develop diverse perspectives, thanks to being a part of a culture that embraces all beliefs, and offers dignity and respect to everyone.

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