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4 College Freshman

Academics: It is easy to learn and make an impression on your teacher. The classes average out at 30 students depending on what class it it.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Its actually not bad. You normally have plenty of time to finish the assignments that are given out.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Teachers are very knowledgeable and helpful

4 College Freshman

Academics: You can build your own curriculum around a unique major if the school doesn't have what you have in mind

4 College Freshman

Academics: Fairly simple to add/drop classes, switch sections, the professors are all there for you if you need assistance, and if not there are MANY resources available on campus


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 151st
    Best Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 565th
    Most Caring Professors
  • 700th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 934th
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 947th
    Smartest Professors

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Amanda Minck
English Education
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With a student-to-teacher ratio of 14 to 1, no student will be ignored in the classrooms at Manhattanville. The average class size is between 13 and 17, meaning professors will know their students’ names. A small class size is one of the benefits of going to a small private college like Manhattanville. On the other hand, seminars and lectures will have more students. These classes can have a roster of up to 45 students, so getting attention and extra help is up to the student in this case. All professors have office hours, but many go above and beyond their call of duty. Professors at Manhattanville genuinely care about how well their students do and recommend that their students meet with them whenever necessary. With that being said, it is no surprise that many professors will work with students around other schedules if time is an issue. Email is also a great way to keep in touch with professors about assignments and concerns with the curriculum and syllabus. There are also professors who give their students their home telephone numbers. Clearly, these professors like to make themselves accessible in and out of the classroom as much as possible.

Manhattanville has an exceptional School of Education. The School of Education is accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education), which is a big deal when aspiring teachers present their resumes to possible places of employment. Being accredited by NCATE means that Manhattanville’s education program assures that graduating teachers will have received an impressive education and will be capable educators. In addition to its outstanding teacher education program, Manhattanville also has a theater program that stands above the rest. 

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Graduation Rate
Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 73%
  • 20 to 49 students: 25%
  • 50 or more students: 2%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 5%
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching: 4%
  • Special Education and Teaching: 5%
  • Sport and Fitness Management: 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Student-designed major
Best Places to Study
Anywhere in the library
Tips to Succeed
  • Don't use the red trays in the cafeteria. EVER! It is against the unwritten rules of Manhattanville College.
  • Get involved in different clubs and activities on campus to balance out academics.
  • Learn about and understand the portfolio system long before it is due during the second semester of sophomore year.
  • Network! Meet as many people from different departments on campus and get a foot in the door.
  • Party like a rock star, but be smart and responsible when making decisions involving sex, drugs, and alcohol.
  • Remember, this is college. No one will be there to wake you up for class, make sure you do your work, or force you to put forth your best effort. College is for adults, and adults are responsible for themselves, their actions, and their decisions (both good and bad).

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 20 responses

Very poor
  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 21 responses

Very poor
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants
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