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Riverdale, NY
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    Caring professors
  2. 2
  3. 3
    Great people
  4. 4
    Great school tradition
  5. 5
    Internship opportunities
  6. 6
    New York City
  7. 7
    Rooting for a Division I sports team
  8. 8
    Small campus
  9. 9
  10. 10
    It's a pretty diverse campus.

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
88% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
75% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
69% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
53% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
73% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
67% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Great Local Atmosphere
81% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Highly Satisfied Students
77% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
50% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
53% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Learn from the Best
95% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    Athletic facilities
  2. 2
    Having to explain why Manhattan College is called Manhattan but located in the Bronx. Because it is!
  3. 3
    New York City winter weather (can be dreadfully cold)
  4. 4
    No football team—Come on, man! What is college without college football?
  5. 5
    Not enough on-campus parties
  6. 6
    School does not have a lot of fame outside of New York City, which gets frustrating.
  7. 7
    Small campus
  8. 8
    Students going home on weekends
  9. 9
    Students mostly come from same general area: New York
  10. 10
    Team name—you know how many times students have to explain what a Jasper is, and they have to give the whole story every time.

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $32,535, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $12,600.
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