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Reviews 612 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Both girls and guys are attractive. There are a lot of foreign people at school, and they're easy to point out. Everyone pretty much dresses the same and has the same social life since the school is so small.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Everything on the campus is pretty modern and fun to be at. Even the library is a fun place to study, but there are many other spots, such as the quad and cafe 1853.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The only struggle is getting into the college. Since Manhattan is an engineering school, the engineering department is the only difficult one to get into. The rest of the departments are pretty easy to get into/ be in. Admission wise, be yourself and show your love for the school.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: As a freshman, you're not really into the program as upperclassmen are. Talking to upperclassmen that are in the same program, they say it is very nice. Great opportunities, great knowledge, and easily enjoyable.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Being so close to the city, you can honestly take the train and be on your way. Everyone goes to Jasper's Deli whether its at 5pm or at 3am, it's the go to place for a nice meal. It's not too expensive, nor is it too far. It's not a five war meal, but as a struggling college student, it's pretty dang close.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: You can have the best dorm, or the worst, it all depends where you pick to live. The best would be East Hill, it's the newest and best kept. Then Horan would follow being the same design as East Hill, just a little older. Then Jasper, but jasper has communal bathrooms along with C-Block, but that's only available for freshman. Once a month, the RAs on each floor have meetings/parties to bring everyone together. The cost is a little pricy, but taking into consideration of everything, it's worth it.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Since my school doesn't offer Pre-Law, I had to settle with being a sociology major. The sociology head of chair is very helpful and helps push towards where I want to be.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The class size is small, the work is not too overpowering and the registration process is simple except you have to wake up at 7am. The class size, being no more than 25 kids, is one of the reasons I picked this school. It feels like it's pretty much one on one which helps a lot.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid administration is very understanding. Without the help of financial aid and scholarships, I would not be able to attend this college since it is way out of my budget. In all honesty, go to the financial aid office and simply tell them your situation, most of the time they're eager to hear and there to help you out.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Its horrible. We have the worst greek life. I've been around greek life for a while, the college back home, and it is nothing like it is here. It's bad.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The party scene is not like most colleges. Its just a bar school. Everyone either goes to Fens, Cannons or RivCity. Once in a while, the "track team" throws a party at the track house, but there's always a cover charge and it's always over crowded. Overall, without the bars, our school would not be quite as fun.

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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: As a freshman I didn't really look into off-campus housing so I dont know all the aspects of it.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone is friends with one another. No matter your race, political or religious beliefs, or sexual orientation you can always find a friend on campus. Everyone, including teachers, are extremely understanding and there to lend a hand.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The school is strict where it needs to be. Its a good even amount of both leniency and strictness.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our school comes together as one during basketball season. I, being the school photographer, see everyone come together and cheer on their school, hoping Manhattan comes out on top. In all honesty, the school's main focus sports wise is Basketball; the other sports are not noticed by many. Our gym doesn't seem like a normal college gym but taking into consideration we have about 3000 people attending, we're not a normal college itself. Although the students at Manhattan College mainly show their support during basketball season, everyone has school spirit there, all year round.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: So far I was able to land a nice paid summer internship.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Good luck getting any help if your parents have jobs.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus and I use common sense when I'm off campus, especially at night. That's all there is to it.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Everyone loves men's basketball. No other sporting event claims nearly as much attention, if any at all. The atmosphere in the gym during a basketball game is incredible - but we need a new gymnasium. No more temporary siding that makes up the walls, no more temporary bleachers that get taken down every game, we deserve better.

Inter murals are fun and easy to sign up for!

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Manhattan College isn't a party school, it's a bar school. But the Bronx and Manhattan and the subway to get you there and back safely make for free reign.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Manhattan College is in the Bronx, which I don't plan on returning to after graduation. However I do plan on moving into the borough of Manhattan. I love how close Manhattan College is to the city, it made for great day trips and taught me how to use the subway system which was an incredibly important learning experience all on its own. As for Riverdale and the Bronx, just be smart like anywhere else. Don't walk alone at night while wearing headphones and you're fine.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Diversity is not a bad thing, but not having much diversity isn't a problem - it's not like Manhattan College is keeping people out, it just happens to be a school where a lot of white Irish-Catholic kids enroll. "It's okay" isn't the right phrase to label the diversity at Manhattan but there was no N/A answer.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There isn't much Greek life on campus and I don't mind. I have seen people start up a sorority because they thought it was a good idea, and I think it's great that they were able to do it. People don't come to Manhattan if Greek life is important to them; there is so much more Manhattan College has to offer than just frats.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Policies are held strictly when they need to be. No one is ever breathing down our necks and we appreciate that and we also understand that we have to abide by certain rules set by authority. I think the strictness levels are fair.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: My family is in a financial state where the scholarships alone awarded from Manhattan College allow me to attend without taking out loans, so I'm definitely not complaining. Financial aid anywhere is a hassle.


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Cecilio Gomez
Communications/Spanish and Business minors
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Manhattan College is a small college located in the greatest city in the world. Because of the school's size, students have the opportunity to know half of their college, which is something that isn't possible at many other institutions. There is a great student-to-faculty ratio, so teachers generally know students by their first names. The professors care about the students and make sure that they graduate and are prepared to succeed in the "real world." There are some things that are missing from the College, like a football team, but Manhattan still has a lot of energy and life.

The best part of the College is the people. The trick is getting to know them. If you do, you can see just how cool and fun everyone is. The professors are intense in the classroom, but outside of class, they are really chill and are always looking to help you. There are students that are slackers and there are students that are really hardworking, but the majority of the school is somewhere in the middle. Most students work hard to get good grades, but at the same time, they are not hermits—they get involved in clubs, go out to bars, and build themselves a unique social life. The College does not have a lot of on-campus parties, mostly just friends drinking in their rooms, which can be a good and bad thing. Good, because it is quiet and allows students to concentrate on their studies. Bad, because it can get slightly boring with the same thing every week—no excitement at all. However, partying is not a problem nor a reason not to be interested in the school. The College gives you everything a student could possibly want, from a small and comfortable atmosphere to the thrills of a Division I school.

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