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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone is friends with one another. No matter your race, political or religious beliefs, or sexual orientation you can always find a friend on campus. Everyone, including teachers, are extremely understanding and there to lend a hand.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Diversity is not a bad thing, but not having much diversity isn't a problem - it's not like Manhattan College is keeping people out, it just happens to be a school where a lot of white Irish-Catholic kids enroll. "It's okay" isn't the right phrase to label the diversity at Manhattan but there was no N/A answer.

2 College Junior

Diversity: We advertise to be a "diverse" school, but the only diverse thing about us is the basketball team. Besides that, most of the non-white students are commuters and do not feel as included in the college's activities. Besides this fact, everyone is, for the most part, very respectful of other people's backgrounds.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school is pretty white-washed, even the professors. Most students come from white, upper-middle class, Catholic families. However, they seem to be accepting of LGBTQ (etc). Political affiliations are hard to figure out There is a Republican club but no Democrat club, but most people I've encountered seem to be very liberal.

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2 College Junior

Diversity: Only reently was an LGBT club founded on campus. Students don't seem to be accepting of it or really care.

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Manhattan College is located in the most diverse city in the country, where you can find every race and nationality. Sadly, this is not the case for the Manhattan College campus. The majority of campus is Caucasian and Catholic. There is also a good, but not great, amount of Latinos on campus, a majority of which are commuters and heavily involved with the Commuter Student Association. There are more African Americans attending MC, but it’s not significantly noticeable. Hopefully, this will change in the future.

Again, Manhattan College is in the most diverse city in the world, and if the College could market itself better and get better programs, it could open itself up to a more diverse group of students. On the whole, the campus does work together and share similar interests. A lot of the students like hip-hop, so this creates a unified atmosphere and similar style. Also, most of the campus is from New York, so this adds another common interest and facilitates similar attitudes that New Yorkers possess. Hopefully, the diversity of Manhattan College will improve in the near future and more minorities will apply and be accepted to the College. With renovations and adjustments like a new dorm and communications department, the College could experience major growth over the next couple of years.

Facts & Statistics

African American
4%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
17%
International
3%
Native American
0%
White
59%
Unknown
12%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
34%
Common States of Residence
  • Connecticut
  • Foreign countries
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 3%
18-19: 42%
20-21: 40%
22-24: 11%
25+: 4%
Female Faculty
38%
Male Faculty
62%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 2%
Asian American: 5%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 90%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
Manhattan College has a special extracurricular club called Standing Together, which fosters growth and understanding toward the College's community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
Political Activity
The majority of the College is pretty liberal.
Economic Status
The economic status of nearly all of the students at Manhattan College is that of middle class. There are not a lot of full scholarships handed out to students, nor are there a lot of financial aid options to help students pay for college.
Most Common Religions
Catholicism is the most common, but there are plenty of other religions at the College, as well.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are a few minority clubs.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 100% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 30 responses

  • 10% Progressive/very liberal
  • 37% Liberal
  • 27% Moderate
  • 3% Conservative
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 20% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 30 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 17% Liberal
  • 43% Moderate
  • 0% Conservative
  • 10% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 30% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 32 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 30 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

Have you changed your political views since starting college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 60% No
  • 20% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 20% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 5 responses

  • 20% Republican
  • 40% Democratic
  • 20% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 20% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 80% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 20% Yes. I've become more religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become more religious and have changed my religious affiliation.
  • 0% Yes. I've become less religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become less religious and have changed my religious affiliation.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 67% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 0% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 33% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How important is religion in your life?    Based on 5 responses

  • 20% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 0% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 60% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 20% Not important. I don't affiliate with any religion.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 29 responses

  • 66% Very accepting.
  • 34% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 0% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
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