Manhattanville College Reports Record Enrollment Increase for Fall 2023 Semester

September 05, 2023
Manhattanville first-year students at Convocation with President Sánchez fall 2023
Manhattanville first-year students at Convocation with President Sánchez fall 2023

A substantial increase in first-year male students (26%), first-year international students (36%), commuter students (28%), and First Generation (35%) students, exemplifies the college is a growing top choice for new students 

PURCHASE, NY, August 31, 2023 – Manhattanville College has announced a significant increase in enrollment for the fall semester of this year, as they welcome more than 700 new undergraduate and graduate students this fall. 

With a focus on new and innovative programs, and reimagining the liberal arts for next generation learners, Manhattanville is welcoming a growing diverse and talented cohort of new students. The college is adding fully online programs to expand its offerings to a broader group of students. The launch of a new online program in Family Nurse Practitioner in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences is one example that has contributed to the enrollment increase. Other popular forward-looking programs at Manhattanville include a new 4+1 accelerated program in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, the new Radiologic Technology program, Computer Science, Psychology, Nursing, Business, Education, and Fine and Performing Arts. The School of Education has also experienced increased new student enrollment, with Applied Behavior Analysis among the standout programs. 

The college anticipates close to a 5% increase in new first-year student enrollment and a similar boost in total new undergraduate students, including transfers in Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN). 

“We are very pleased to see these positive enrollment trends here at Manhattanville,” said Frank Sanchez, Ph.D., president of Manhattanville. “These numbers affirm our new direction for academic programs as we meet the regional needs of the next generation workforce. Forward thinking curriculum has been part of our cultural fabric since the founding of the college, and we are very proud to carry this legacy forward for a new and even more diverse student population.” 

The college has seen a substantial increase in first-year male students (26%), first-year international students (36%), commuter students (28%), and those identifying as first-generation (35%), which exemplifies a strong commitment to diversity and inclusivity. Added to this are double-digit increases among graduate students identifying as Asian, White, Black or African American, Hispanic, and students identifying as two or more races with a remarkable 31% increase in new undergraduate students identifying as Hispanic, and 77% increase in new undergraduate students identifying as Asian. 

Manhattanville has also experienced explosive growth in its graduate program enrollment with a remarkable 45% - 50% increase in total new graduate students, demonstrating the strong and growing demand for advanced education at Manhattanville. 

“I am incredibly proud of our entire Admissions team,” said Troy L. Cogburn, vice president for Enrollment and Marketing. “The enrollment increases reflect a significant uptick in first-year applications, with an 18% rise since last year and a notable 33% increase since 2021. Additionally, first-year admits have surged by 19% since last year and 36% since 2021. Our team has been very hard at work telling the Manhattanville story in an authentic and engaging way that has clearly resonated with today’s prospective students.” 

The incoming class maintains an impressive average GPA of 3.31 for a second consecutive year, furthering the college's commitment to attracting high-achieving students. For the third consecutive year, Manhattanville College will see a decline in its acceptance rate, ranging between 83% - 85%, down from 90% for several years. This reduction reflects a dedication to academic rigor and selectivity. 


About Manhattanville College 

Manhattanville College is a small, private liberal arts institution dedicated to academic excellence, purposeful education, and social justice. U.S. News and World Report ranks Manhattanville as the number one private, non-profit institution in New York among Top Performers of Social Mobility in Regional Universities North 2022 and 2023. And for nearly 20 years, Manhattanville has been included on Princeton Review’s list of the 389 Best Colleges in the nation. Located 30 miles from New York City on a 100-acre suburban campus in the heart of bustling Westchester County, Manhattanville enables easy access to robust entertainment offerings, educational resources, and business opportunities for its primarily residential and diverse student body. The college serves close to 1,500 undergraduate students and nearly 1,000 graduate students from more than 44 countries and 33 states. Founded in 1841, the college offers more than 75 undergraduate and graduate areas of study in the arts and sciences, education, business, creative writing, and continuing and executive education programs. Graduate students can choose from more than 70 graduate and certificate programs. Extracurricular offerings include more than 70 clubs and organizations and 24 NCAA Division III teams. To learn more, visit 


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Phone: 914-323-1278