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Fast Facts

Manhattanville at a Glance

From our diverse student body to our low student-to-faculty ratio to our top-notch athletic programs, we have been fulfilling our mission to educate ethical and socially responsible leaders since 1841. 


  • 44% Students of Color
  • 28% Hispanic/Latino students
  • 20+ States and territories represented 
  • 30+ Countries represented

1,284: Undergraduate enrollment;
940: Graduate enrollment.

110 Full-time faculty
10:1 Student-faculty ratio

Student Life:
70+ Student-run clubs and organizations.
65% of first-year, first-time students live on campus.


24 NCAA Division III Athletic Teams.
46 NCAA Tournament Appearances.
49 All-Americans.
12 Academic All-Americans.

Track and field are sports with indoor and outdoor seasons.

Women’s: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field, Volleyball.

Men’s: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and field, Volleyball.

Men’s JV: JV Baseball, JV Basketball.

Location and History:
Founded in 1841 in Manhattan, relocated in 1952 to Purchase, NY, the former estate of Whitelaw Reid, publisher of the New York Herald Tribune and Ambassador to England.

Campus and Facilities:
100 acres with a castle at the center;
4 residence halls;
Dining: Benziger dining hall, The Market, and Starbucks;
The 'Ville'age Store selling Manhattanville merch, gifts, and supplies.
Athletics facilities: Kennedy Gym, GoValiants field, tennis courts, and workout rooms.
Labs: 15 new or renovated science and nursing labs with smart technology and standards outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
Fabrication Lab or "FabLab" at our Center for Design Thinking.


To a Valiant Heart, Nothing is Impossible!”
Tim Cohane, Sr.
...The inspiration for our sports teams' name which dates back to the 1970s when Tim Cohane, Sr., a renowned sports editor and father of then men's basketball coach, Tim Cohane, first referred to the quote and the "Valiants." The name has come to signify all members of our community, representing the spirit of bold bravery and the will to act with courage, conviction, and moral integrity, qualities we strive to live up to as a community. We are Valiants!     

We Are Valiants!The Student Experience

Opportunities for Everyone

Commitment to Service

With a focus on service learning, our students are encouraged to make a difference in the community—both on campus and off.

  • 1,000 of students give their time to service projects through our Clark Center.
  • 200 Community partners/ outlets for students to choose from.
  • 30,000+ Hours of community service completed annually.
Go Valiants!


Manhattanville has a long history of success in athletics, boasting 23 NCAA Division III teams, many of which have received honors on the national stage. We take great pride in supporting our student athletes and cheering them on at our state-of-the-art facilities adds a rich layer to campus life. 

  • 44 NCAA Tournament Appearances
  • 59 Conference Tournament Championships
  • 36 All-American Selections 
  • 11 COSIDA Academic All-Americans
  • 59 Conference Players of the Year
  • 53 Conference Regular Season Championships
  • 104 All-Region Honorees





#1 in Social Mobility!

For two years in a row, Manhattanville is ranked the top performer among private, non-profit colleges in New York for Social Mobility by U.S. News and World Report, Regional Universities North. 




Leaders in a Global Community

Students and Alums
Students studying
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Honor Societies

  • Beta Beta Beta (Tribeta) – Biology
  • Kappa Delta Pi – Education
  • Lambda Pi Eta –Communication
  • Phi Sigma Tau – Philosophy
  • Pre-Law Honor Society
  • Psi Chi – Psychology
  • Sigma Alpha Pi – Leadership and Success
  • Chi Alpha Sigma – Sport Studies/Athletics
Changing Their World

Graduates Who Excel

With a network of 30,000+ alums, our graduates go on to lead companies on the cutting edge of business trends, improve patient care at top healthcare facilities, passionately educate the next generation of schoolchildren, and further their own education with advanced degrees. 86% of the Class of 2020 are employed or currently enrolled in graduate school.

  • 49% Employed
  •  37% Enrolled in graduate studies
Center for Career Development
Popular Programs

Academics Designed for Success

All undergraduate students complete a minimum of one internship, experiential learning or clinical experience prior to degree completion.

Some of our most popular programs include:

  • Psychology
  • Nursing
  • Business Management
  • Education
  • Sport Studies



Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)