Manhattan College is an independent Roman Catholic liberal arts college in the Lasallian tradition (from Saint-Jean Baptiste de La Salle). It is located in Riverdale, a section of the Bronx, which is approximately 10 miles from Midtown Manhattan. Offering undergraduate programs in the arts, business, education, engineering and sciences, this institute of higher learning provides its students with a personalized classroom setting and big-city opportunities. With a total of 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students, Manhattan College thrives on its high academic standards, reflections on values and principles, and preparation of its students for a dynamic, lifelong career.
Manhattan College offers degrees in five undergraduate schools: Arts, Business, Education, Engineering and Science. The School for Arts is the largest school overall at the college, but the School of Engineering is the college’s most well-known program. Communication is the largest major in the School for Arts. The College also offers graduate programs in Education, Engineering and Business.
Manhattan College fields 19 Division-I athletic teams for men and women, including basketball, soccer, rugby, baseball and softball, tennis, lacrosse and volleyball. The school’s men’s sports teams are called the Jaspers; women are known as Lady Jaspers. Historically track and field has been the school’s strongest sport.
-Excerpts from the Manhattan College consortium’s website
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