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Academics

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4 College Junior

Academics: There is a great variety of academics at Mville.

1 Recent Alumnus

Academics: They cram 1 semester into 5 weeks! It is not effective.

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1 Recent Alumnus

Academics: They cram 1 semesters worth of work into 5 weeks in the Jump Start Program. It is not effective.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The professor are different depending on the course but so far I have had some bad and some really good professors. The work is what any college student would get, there are many tutors on campus people can take advantage of.

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4 College Junior

Academics: teachers and professors are always willing to go the extra mile. classes fill quickly

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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
14:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
116
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
238
Total FT Faculty
116
Faculty with Terminal Degree
90%
Average Faculty Salary
$70,231
Full-Time Retention Rate
73%
Part-Time Retention Rate
67%
Graduation Rate
58%
Programs/Majors Offered
62
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 34 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 19 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 19 responses

  • 16% This was my dream school.
  • 58% This was one of my top choices.
  • 26% This was a school I settled for (safety school).
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