Manhattan College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Manhattan College

Manhattan College is a private Catholic college with an acceptance rate of 75%. The institution has a large selection of 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. Students are backed by a robust 13 to 1student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations.


  • Total Enrollment: 4.132 (3,654 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 55 percent male/45 percent female
  • 95 percent full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,608
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $16,220
  • Other Expenses: $2,100
  • Total Cost: $62,128

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100 percent
    • Loans: 73 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $22,028
    • Loans: $6,543

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Family Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Marketing, Psychology, Nursing, Fine Arts, Public Relations

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 58 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 74 percent

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Crew-Rowing, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Volleyball
  • The Manhattan College Jaspers play in the NCAA Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

Overview of Manhattan College Admissions

Manhattan College accepts three-quarters of applicants and has a somewhat competitive admissions pool with over mean SAT/ACT scores and GPAs. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

During the 2018-19 admissions phase, Manhattan College had an acceptance rate of 75%.  For every 100 students who submitted applications, 75 students gained admission, making Manhattan’s admissions process somewhat competitive.

SAT Requirements and Scores

During the 2018-19 admissions phase, 83% of admitted students provided SAT scores. This admissions data reveals to us that most of Manhattan College’s admitted students fall within the top 35% on the SAT. The median 50% of students admitted to Manhattan College scored between 540 and 630, while 25% scored below 540, and 25% scored over 630. 50% of students scored between 530 and 630 on the math section, while 25% scored below 530, and 25% scored over 630. Applicants with a cumulative SAT score of 1260 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Manhattan College.

ACT Requirements and Scores

During the 2018-19 admissions phase, 17% of admitted students provided ACT scores. This admissions data reveals to us that most of Manhattan’s admitted students fall within the top 31% on the ACT. The median 50% of students admitted to Manhattan College received a cumulative ACT score between 23 and 27, while 25% scored over 27, and 25% scored below 23.


The median 50% of Manhattan College’s 2019 freshmen class had high school GPAs between 3.2 to 3.8. 25% had a GPA over 3.8, and 25% had a GPA below 3.2. These results suggest that successful applicants to Manhattan College have A and B grades primarily.

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Manhattan College, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Manhattan College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

University of Texas at San Antonio, Hampton University, Washington State University, East Carolina University, Texas State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Manhattan College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Colorado State University, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of Alabama, University of Texas at Arlington, Pace University, University of North Texas

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Manhattan College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

Syracuse University, Drexel University, University of Cincinnati, Penn State University Park, United States Military Academy, Temple University, Seton Hall University

Applying to Manhattan College

Application Deadline: Rolling

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