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Reviews 606 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants of pretty much any cuisine are nearby. Students receive a discount card that works at a lot of local places.

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5 College Senior

Diversity: Manhattanville is as diverse as diverse gets.

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5 College Senior

Scholarships: I received a very generous scholarship and loan.

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5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: White Plains is about 5 minutes away which has pretty much everything you could ask for. Rye and Port Chester are also near by. Purchase itself is pretty dull, consisting of only mansions and neighboring SUNY Purchase.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Freshman year you live in Spellman Hall which is arguably the best dorm. The rooms are mostly spacious doubles, with a few quads, triples and singles. The bathrooms are communal, but I always found them to be very clean and well-kept. The social environment is great. Everyone keeps their doors open and hangs out in each other's rooms and even in the hallways. Founder's has singles, doubles, triples, and quads, all which are huge, except for the doubles. You share a bathroom with the room next to you. Tenney and Dammann have suites, which have two singles, two doubles, a common area, and a big bathroom. If you live with the right people, living in a suite is amazing.

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5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The diversity on this campus is huge so it's hard to really describe everyone. There's the sports teams, the artsy people, the skater/rocker people, the international students, the dancers/actors, and a bunch of other cliques in between.

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College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't known anyone that lives off-campus. You either live in the dorms or commute from home.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: They try the best they can to provide good quality food. The dining hall is very clean and newly renovated. It provides different options everyday, and then there's always pizza, a deli, and a salad bar. The pub is lacking, but they added a Mexican station which is pretty popular among students. Every semester it improves.

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There is no option for off campus housing at Manhattaville.

1 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone at this school is freaking weird.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: I need help financialy and the school just is not helping.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: The underage drinking is not taken serious enough. Too many kids have fake IDs to get into bars in White Plains.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The sports team are very selective and only play a select number of players.

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: They do not take noise complaints serious enough.

2 College Junior

Overall Experience: The grounds are not well kept. The school looks trashy, and there is drunk teenagers everywhere. Noise complaints are not taken seriously.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Need more parking spaces. The spots fill up rather quickly

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We just got greek life so will see how it goes

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: If your not shopping or drinking. You are going to be bored out your mind. This why you need to go to the neighboring towns and visit. Or a trip to nyc.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: One thing I love about mville is the fact that were a small community. We look out for one another. We do not take the health or safety of our peers likely

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Theres no off campus housing at this school

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: You can pretty much get away with anything as long as your not doing drugs. The school cracks down hard on drug usersin dorms

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Okay Spellman hallbis the best dorm on campus. You'll love your freshman year in this hall its super spacious and the RmA are always housing events. Now founders hall has what we like to call "dingles" because its a double room that was meant for a single. However not all doubles in founders are dingles. But if you ever move into founders aim for a quad, triple, or suite. Now dammann and tenney hall are the suites and they are amazing. I should know I had the best year ever living in dammann

5 College Sophomore

Computers: The library it perfect for students who can not afford to buy a laptop at the time being. I myself used the library my first year at mville. The printing at the library is great expect it only prints in black and white. If what color print your probably going to have to go the the mac lab

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid is the worst they are not helpful as they should be. You have one person working on our award letters. This is one department I hope they fix soon

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The bars are close by. We're not that far from nyc so its easy to get there. Also the night parties are totally awesome. My favorite is 50 nights through because its the typical college theme toga.


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Amanda Minck
English Education
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Manhattanville is a college that many students usually love or hate—the first step in a college student's career, but not necessarily the last. After a few semesters, some students are not happy, nor are they doing well at Mville, and they often transfer. For their friends, it is sad to see them go, but their happiness and well-being take top priority. For some students who stay, they end up loving the atmosphere, the people, and, of course, the Castle. Not many schools have castles, and that is one thing that makes Mville so unique. The students who stick it out believe that they made the right decision and are happy with their education, even if it was a slow transition. Many students find getting involved on campus to be very important to the adjustment process. By staying active, students meet students who introduce them to other students. Many students become happier and more comfortable with Manhattanville as their circle of friends grows.

There is also a good number of students who transfer to Manhattanville. These students are usually attracted to the school because of its aesthetic attributes, as well as its academic reputation. Transfer students also have a harder time adapting to the atmosphere after coming from a different institution. However, commuters have the hardest time becoming attached to the school. They go to their classes and then go home. Most of them don’t take the time to meet people, join clubs, or go to campus events. They either have no time or feel awkward because they don’t live on campus. This is disappointing to residents because commuters are just as much a part of the school and should jump right into different things. In general, most students believe that they have chosen the right school and love Mville, making the school their second home and their friends their second families.

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