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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Most crimes are often reported and the campus stays within the law. There are security guards in the school, such as Kelly commons, and ID is required in some areas of the school, such as the library. The blue light system gives access to help in emergency situations occurring on campus. I normally feel safe when I am on the campus and when I go home.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are knowledgeable in the courses they teach and helpful to questions asked in confusion on a subject. Each of the courses has a variety of timeslots and can be easily fit into a certain schedule each semester.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The internships given out are helpful for finding a career and being inspired to work towards specific jobs in the future. On-campus jobs are helpful for earning a paycheck . The career center helped with searching for jobs that would accept my resume.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I have not dormed on campus for a long enough length of time to determine the total convenience of it. The whole school is close to the subway and can be commuted to easily by short-distance students.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life is not an important club at the school. Most students are likely commuters and do not stay on campus often enough for options like frats and sororities.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics at the school is important to the overall health of the school. It helps to keep students fit and in shape.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school gives the freedom to choose the schedule and includes many events and clubs I can join. There are constantly internships available on the school email which helps me with my career options. I would choose it again to enjoy my time here again.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Most people went to the city to party since it was only a train ride away. New York is awesome for different nightlife types. Bars are prevalent and so are clubs.

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3 College Junior

Academics: Do not go here for computer science, if you can help it. It's okay but I feel an individual will have more variety and class time options if they chose another school. The department here is not that big and we switched a couple of department chairs already. I don't know if it's protocol or some type of issue but it's definitely something to think about. Plus it sucks that you're forced to take religion courses when that time could be better used for something else. Just another thing I failed to think about when applying to this school. I don't know to much about the other majors. Math seems to be really good here. I actually enjoyed my math classes overall. But aside from that I really wouldn't recommend it so much.

2 College Junior

Diversity: Well for a school located in a very diverse borough, it certainly doesn't show. But I really can't blame them for it. It is, after all located in Riverdale, which also has one of the higher median incomes of New York. So mostly affluent individuals live there and it could be expected that mostly affluent kids go to that school. Obviously there are different ethnic groups. From what I've seen mostly white/Caucasian. But there is a good amount of Latinos/Latinas there. I'd say they are the next largest ethnic group there but are still significantly dwarfed by the white/Caucasian ethnic group. Aside from that I've seen a few Black/African-American kids here and there, as well as Asians. But white/Caucasians are definitely the visual majority.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I haven't really been involved in that many campus activities to say but I know marijuana is smoked. Alcohol is readily available but aside from that, I know nothing else. I haven't heard of people OD-ing of campus so it must be okay.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Again like any other typical you will encounter some great professors, shout out to Dr. Jura, and some okay and mediocre professors. I can only speak for my major but if you are looking to go for computer science, you might want to look at other options. Again it isn't as diversified and you might get bored because of that lacking. Some people are okay with it and others are not. But the overall teaching experience definitely doesn't warrant the high tuition. Classes can be packed and others can be so little it may not even be worth it. But be warned, with any major you take you are required to take three religion courses as part of your course work. It is a Catholic School.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: First and foremost, the school is bigger on business and engineering so I say come here if you are looking to pursue a career in those fields, otherwise it may be better to choose a more diverse school when it comes to course offerings. They do have career fairs but most of the employers/recruiters on that list are in fact from engineering professions. You'll probably be happier going to a different school in the city if you are expecting a more "New York" style of experience. Especially since Manhattan college "ain't even in" Manhattan.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Well it's funny. We do have security guards and I do feel safe, but that's mostly because of reasons outside of the school, and plus the area in which the school resides, but I feel as though things could happen if someone were to go off the deep end. The school isn't really gated so people could still get access and security guards don't really question whether you attend the school or not so people can and have walked in, just by acting normal. The good thing though is that they do send out warnings and alerts when something does happen, and that I am grateful for. Again I feel as though the area doesn't really warrant security with weapons and military tactics but it may be unsettling to some that some people can get in with little resistance if they act the part of a student, you know?

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I only dorm-ed for a year so I probably can't say much, plus I was in one of the better residence halls. Where I was, East Hall, was pretty good. I just didn't like the rooming situations much. When they said suites, I was mostly expecting individual rooms with a shared common area and bathroom. Because I operated on a different sleep schedule from two of my roommates they ended up moving out. But I did get a cooler roommate which I was more happy with. Plus it was a little awkward because it also felt as though the residence halls weren't very diverse.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't really partake in those activities so I can't really say but from what I see they don't really do anything or much for the school. I haven't really met many people who are part of the fraternities or sororities at my school. And from what I've heard they're mostly good for parties thrown. Greek life at my school is the complete opposite from what I've seen in movies and television shows.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: My experience at the school isn't the best. I'd say if I could do it again I'd probably go to a less expensive school where the demographic was more mixed and the experiences, specifically in my field, were more diversified. I won't say the school is terrible but for me it doesn't really do much to catch my interests. The course in the computer science field are mostly general computer science courses with barely introductions into the many diverse fields in computer science. For example we may have had some security courses, or computer graphics course, web design, and others, but the goal always seemed to be breeding more software engineers. And that gets really bland. Or course it's up to us, the student, to go into it on our own as well especially if it interests us but the school isn't really doing much to provide such stimuli. Plus our department is pretty small so getting convenient class times especially if you are a commuter and/or work seems impossible. When I go for my next semester I may have to ask for independent study, which isn't common, to compensate for the diversity issue as well as the time issue because I am both a commuter and an employed individual. It becomes more difficult to do anything with efficiency with the time issues. Plus I have to take these useless religion classes that I had half and half experiences with.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics is good for a small to medium sized division I school and the facilities are okay but if you were to compare them to other larger institutions where sports are a huge part of school life, if not everything, then my school pales in comparison. I can't complain since it isn't really what I went there for but men's basketball is probably our biggest sport. Not to mention the sport I play, tennis, probably gets barely recognition. Men's Tennis is none existent. It's understandable but still a disappointment.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I never feel unsafe at Manhattan College. The Campus Security officers are very friendly but take their jobs very seriously which many people appreciate. I have never needed to call them and hope I never have to but I know that they would be there for me anytime I need for anything I feel unsafe or uncomfortable about. They are also very good at sending out emails and informing the campus about things like storm warnings or things that have happened on campus. I have never seen them slack at their job and they always go above and beyond to make sure people feel safe.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Courses here are pretty great. I wish they went more in depth but that will come as I venture into harder classes (still just a freshman). The professors are very diverse and encouraged to express themselves so there is no shortage of character here. I also have so many resources here if I am never understanding a class I can get help right away.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have heard from some people that New York is too competitive to not have a degree from an Ivy League college. I have also found that not a lot of people know about Manhattan College. While this is a little discouraging, I know that I am extremely motivated and that I will be able to show any hiring manager my talent with how many internships I have and how much experience I have already gained by being here and with all of my extracurriculars. I have yet to use the career center to find an internship because I like finding them on my own but I have heard many great things. The alumni network is amazing and have seen the process and am very excited to use it once I get a little bit further into my education.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love Chrysostom hall. I am so close to everything and have the best community I could have asked for here. While the room is tiny, it has forced the students to make friends with everyone around them because they are constantly going in and out and have the door open. It's just the environment here to make friends with everyone.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life on campus is not big at all. Two frats and two sororities but no houses on campus because in the NYC area it is illegal to have more than 6+ girls living in one house because then it is considered a brothel. So frats are not allowed to have houses either to make it fair. But one great thing about the greek life here as opposed to other campuses is how welcoming they are to non-greeks and vice versa. No rivalry among sororities or fraternities and no added drama that they normally bring at other schools.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: We are a D1 school, which is highly impressive for our size. Being a cheerleader for the boys basketball team is amazing and I love being a part of it, but I am not challenged as a cheerleader and know some of my other friends on different teams wish they had more of a challenge as well. While basketball games are very big on this campus, I also wish other sports were just as popular with the student body.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really enjoy it here. The people are amazing and I feel like I joined a real community coming here. If you are willing to go out and join groups or clubs or activities then it is amazing being at Manhattan College. It really is what you make it and I know I chose the right school for me.

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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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