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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: The athletic center is really small and filled with athletes. The student center doesn't provide any fun activities.

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2 College Sophomore

Facilities: My school is pretty small so there isn't much to do at all.

2 College Junior

Facilities: not much goes on on campus, however next year there will be a new student center that looks promising

2 College Junior

Facilities: Its an old school with lo-tech and outdated equipment.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: East Hill has the best dorms

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 258th
    Best Library
  • 942nd
    Greenest Campuses
  • 1012nd
    Best Performance Venues
  • 1111st
    Best Student Centers
  • 1155th
    Best Athletic Facilities

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Cecilio Gomez
Communications/Spanish and Business minors
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Manhattan College’s library is very nice, although during the final exam period, the libraries can get crowded and messy. But aside from this time, the library is generally a very clean and comfortable place to hang out and study. There are three computer labs on campus, which can also get full around final exams (which is to be expected) and make it hard to find a computer.

As a part of a 2011 improvement project, the Draddy Gymnasium received top-of-the-line strength training and cardio equipment, plus a newly designed basketball floor and video scoreboards. Still, though, many students think that the athletic facilities aren't fit for a D-1 school. Overall, the facilities at Manhattan College are good enough to get students the results they need, whether it's to study and get an A, or work out and look their best for the beach.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
22 acres
Student Centers
Thomas Hall
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Mary Alice and Tom O'Malley Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • By the pool tables in Thomas Hall
  • Dorm rooms
  • Outside by the cafeteria and library
  • The quad, which is the center of campus
  • The steps of Smith Auditorium
  • The student government lounge
Bar on Campus
None, but there is a bar right down the street in Gaelic Park, which is the home to the Manhattan College soccer teams, softball team, and lacrosse teams.
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
Occasionally, Manhattan College will have several coffeehouse events in Jasper Hall, this is a place where students share their poems and up and coming musicians, who are students, display their talents.
Movie Theater on Campus
"Green" Initiatives
Manhattan College has implemented many "going green" measures, including a master's program in environmental engineering, the planting of many new trees, increased energy efficiency in College vehicles, transportation alternatives like carpooling, and extensive recycling.
  • Founder's Week: This is a fun week-long event in April that celebrates when Manhattan College was founded (hence the name Founder's Week). The whole week has games like human chess match and a scavenger hunt. On the last day, they roast a big boar on the quad. They also have a dunk tank for anybody that wants to get wet.
  • Relay For Life: Relay For Life is a great event that occurs in the first week of April each year. It is a fundraiser to raise money for cancer and is just a fun night.
  • Senior Week: After school is done, this includes finals week, the seniors have a whole week to celebrate before they graduate—a week that sees the seniors ride off into the sunset.
  • Spring Fling: This event takes place every May on the last day of classes. It is a party on a boat, where students go and dance the night away. A lot of people go to this event; they have a lottery every year to hand out tickets! This is definitely a must-go-to event.
  • Springfest: Every year, around late April, is the major event Springfest, kind of like an end-of-the-year bash. This event has games, food, a live concert, and much more. It is a fun event held in the parking lot of Draddy Gymnasium.
Urban Legends
  • Another legend is that Brother Jasper founded the Seventh Inning Stretch in baseball. The story goes that on one hot day, the baseball team was playing a semi-pro team, and the students in the stands were getting restless. So Brother Jasper called a timeout before his team came to bat in the bottom of the seventh inning and told the students to stand up and stretch. And this is how the seventh inning stretch supposedly got started.
  • Supposedly, Manhattan College had one of the first Latino players to play Major League Baseball. In 2008, Luis Castro was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Castro played in 1900 for Manhattan College and is regarded to be one of the first Latino baseball players to play in the Majors. Amazingly enough, he came through Manhattan College!
  • There is one legend that dates back to the 1960s, where some students involved with the campus radio station tried to use the Brooklyn Bridge to get a better radio signal. The rumor is that they were caught and caused the College a lot of money to handle the legal situation.
Favorite Things To Do
Hang out on the quad, play basketball, work out in the fitness center and weight room, participate in intramural sports
Student Newspaper
The Quadrangle
Student Activities Offered
  • Choral groups
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 19 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 21 responses

  • 14% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 43% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 24% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 19% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 21 responses

  • 5% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 10% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 52% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 33% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.


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