Marymount Manhattan College

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College Profile

Marymount Manhattan College (MMC) is an urban, independent, coeducational, undergraduate liberal arts college. MMC has designed its programs to enable students to meet the challenges of contemporary society. MMC is committed to the belief that a liberal arts education provides students with the ability and the flexibility to manage change and with broad understanding and the communication and problem-solving skills that are essential for success in any career and in life. To accomplish its goals, the College offers a liberal arts education, integrated with pre-professional training opportunities and individualized attention. The curricula are organized into five divisions: humanities, fine and performing arts, sciences, social sciences, and business management and accounting. Also offered are special-interest sequences that complement the student’s major and minor, with added concentration in such areas as art history, creative writing, finance and investments, international business, marketing, photography, pre-dentistry, pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-veterinary, social work, and many others. The College’s small size, typically no more than 18, provides students with personal attention and an opportunity to work closely with the faculty. Ninety percent of our faculty hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field and the student to faculty ration is 12:1. MMC is centrally located on Manhattan’s beautiful Upper East Side. Within walking distance of the campus are the Frick, Metropolitan, Whitney, and Guggenheim museums; the Asian Society, French Institute, and National Audubon Society; Central Park; New York Hospital and Sloan-Kettering Research Center; and public libraries. All forms of public transportation are easily accessible. Within minutes of the College are shops, restaurants, and movie theaters. This location gives students the opportunity to take advantage of New York City’s rich culture and to explore a variety of neighborhoods.

Institution Demographics

  • Total enrollment:  2,000
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,000
  • Graduate enrollment: n/a
International Student Enrollment: 100
  • Male: 30%    Female: 70%
Faculty-student ratio: 1:11
  • Faculty: Full-time 105    Part-time 30
  • Number of countries represented on your campus 60
  • List the top five countries represented on your campus: Brazil, Mexico, France, Russia, Malaysia

English as a Second Language Program and Services

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International Student Housing Options

Is on-campus housing available for international students?
Yes. Residence halls are located in mid-town Manhattan and the East Village. 55th Street residence hall is located within walking distance to the College while the newly built Cooper Square residence hall is in a student filled, buzzing area of the City. Both are apartment-styled with two to three bedrooms and a kitchenette. The residence halls have 24-hour security and laundry services in the building. On-campus housing is not required.

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Collaborative programs

  • American College of Thessaloniki, Greece

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

Undergraduate admission to Marymount Manhattan College is competitive and prospective students are evaluated on a rolling admission basis. Prospective students are encouraged to apply for admission only when they feel they are most qualified based on highest SAT or ACT scores, best GPA, and other factors. Students are urged to apply after their fall high school semester, or current college semester, grades are included if GPA is much below our averages. MMC offers scholarships based on academic achievement and talent, as well as need-based financial aid.

Visa Information

Does your institution issue I-20 for F-1 visa status and/or DS-2019 for J-1 visa status?
I-20 only

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students

Tuition:Full-time: $23,542
Per credit charge: $785

Fees: $1,166

Is financial aid available for international students?
Yes. Limited merit scholarships, but not qualified for need-based financial aid. For more information visit:

Student Activities and Campus Life

Student Development & Activities seeks to enhance the college experience outside of the classroom by offering both co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for students at Marymount Manhattan College. Students who become involved in clubs or organizations are more likely to be successful in their first year of College. Getting involved on-campus and off-campus enriches your college experience. You have the opportunity to make new friends, which helps to relieve adjustment concerns. We offer 40 clubs and organizations with many focused on international and cultural issues.

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