Location: New York, NY.
Size: 2,000 undergraduate students
Percent Women: 75%
Tuition (One Year): $27,000
Most Popular Majors: Theatre, Dance, and Communication Arts.
Greek Life: No
Acceptance Rate: 79%
For more information about financial aid, scholarships, majors, study abroad, and average test scores, visit Marymount Manhattan College’s website at www.mmm.edu!
Why Choose MMC?
"While New York City was obviously a huge factor in applying to Marymount, the selling point for me was the Communication Arts department. I knew that Comm Arts was going to be my major and I was very impressed and excited when I saw all of the cool classes and stuff I'd be able to do."
"The location and variety of internship opportunities. What I liked as a prospective student was the class sizes and student to professor ratio."
"I applied to Marymount Manhattan College because it presented an opportunity that I was sure that I would never get again: living in an urban city. I liked that New York City was my campus and that there were many opportunities that can be given to help further any potential career."
"It's a good artsy school. It's located in Manhattan, has a nice campus, and notable alumni. As a prospective student I liked seeing the programs they offered. It's a smaller college, which is nice when you are in such a big, overwhelming city. The students and alumni are always doing great things."
"I knew I wanted to go to a small school. After visiting Marymount I knew it was the school for me, especially after meeting with some professors. Everyone was so friendly!"
"Obviously living in New York City is the greatest part of Marymount. Whether you live on campus in a dorm or off campus, you still have to walk or take the bus/subway to school every day, with everyone else in NYC! There's a level of independence you don't get at other colleges."
"I love the options of classes we can take. As a COMM major I have taken classes from basic interpersonal communication to photoshop to sound design to journalism. I feel I'm getting a very well rounded education but still learning what I need to know about communication."
"My favorite parts about MMC is the tight knit community of friends that you find. The campus is really small, so it is not that hard to meet people and connect with them."
"I love that the school is right in the Upper East Side, it's such a nice area and it's so peaceful. I also love the terrace in the school it's such a peaceful place and it makes you feel like your at a high end rooftop restaurant."
"I love the great classes that are offered. I have yet to take a class I don't like. My professors have been so helpful, encouraging, intelligent, and kind. I love being a student here because I have the opportunities to achieve what I want to do."
"The sense of community is so strong here. Everyone can depend on each other. Not only that, but all of the staff is so helpful and knowledgeable."
"It's very small, sometimes it's too small. Mostly everyone knows everyone and it's very much like High School 2.0 at some times."
"I would complain about the amount of classes offered each semester. I have the worst time registering for classes and since I have a job I can't go to school more than 3 days a week, which is really hard to schedule when there's only 2 sections of biology being offered and they are both full by the time I'm assigned to register."
"The worst part of MMC is the cliques that can be formed between students who are the same major. It causes some exclusion for some students who are not a part of that particular program."
"The one thing I do not like about being a student here is the cost of tuition. The professors and the education is great, but the amount that is being paid is slightly ridiculous."
"I feel that Marymount may not offer some things that many other bigger schools offer and these are things that at times I wish I could have experienced things like sororities/faternaties and having sports teams and games. Also not really having a campus can take away from the "college experience""
New Collegiette on Campus
"Being a first year student here is different than anywhere else because not only do you have to adjust to college academics, but you also have to adjust to living in the largest city in America."
"The dorms are welcoming and they have activities to make you feel welcomed. The school also has a lot of clubs and activites to introduce students to each other. It's also cool to take classes as a first year student with second and third year students. It's a fun experience but not too overwhelming because teachers and students are approachable and the school is very small."
"I was a first-year student last year. I had moved more than 500 miles away from home. It was an easy transition that had been made with great friends who showed me the in's and out's of NYC."
"Professors and staff members are all welcoming and helpful. Since Marymount is so small it's easy to learn where to go. Once you start making friends and getting used to how things work it's really easy."
"I got my two year associates degree in the Midwest and then transferred here to start my double major/double minor programs. I lived in the dorm for one semester to get the first year experience and it was great. I ended up meeting my bestfriend/roommate and we still live together to this day."
"Your first year at any college is scary, but there are resources everywhere where you can feel like you're at home."
All About Academics
"The professors at Marymount are great, especially the communications and journalism professors. Most professors actually work in the field that they teach and are passionate in teaching their students valuable lessons that they can take with them in their careers."
"The classes at Marymount are small, which often gives you the opportunity to have one on one discussions with professors. I've loved almost all of my classes, especially video production classes in the Comm Arts department."
"If I could do one thing differently in high school, I would have taken some AP classes. Registration is based off of how many credits you have. Going into Marymount with previous credits will allow you to get into classes earlier than others. I am often closed out of classes I want to take, however I've always had a sufficient backup class that was open and available for me to register."
"You can choose an advisor, which is a professor you like, and then you meet with them to discuss your courses. You make a list of all the courses you need to take, look online to see what is being offered and when, then map out a schedule for yourself - then meet with the advisor to OK it. After it's approved then you get a time to register, and do so online. I have always gotten into the classes that I want, it's easy. I have all my general requirements fulfilled since I graduated with my Associate in Arts degree. (I did this on purpose so I could come to NYC and focus entirely on my main studies.) All I have to do is a math course, because it didn't transfer."
"Registration is stressful, but advisors are always around to answer questions."
"The professors at MMC are very attentive, compared to those who may have a larger class at a bigger university. Every professor is slightly different with their expectations, but they do not expect anything less than your best. The classes are also small, which allows you to ask for individual attention in any particular subject or section that you may be having trouble with."
Learn from the Best
"Corey Liberman is my favorite professor. He's like a bestfriend to me and he will be a mentor to me for the rest of my life.
"The professors are probably the best thing about this school. Favorite professors here have to be Peter Schaefer, Dan Hunt, and Deanna Twain."
"The faculty and professors make themselves available to their students at all times, whether its via email or during their office hours. They encourage students to do passionate work inside and outside of the classroom. Many of my professors have taken us on field trips through out New York City. In the Communication Arts department you are given a lot of opportunities to attend really cool events, like the TriBeCa Fim Festival."
"Connie Passalaqua and Stephen Milioti are my favorite journalism professors, they are so knowledgeable and kind."
"David Zyla teaches Fashion & Society and is amazing, he's very successful in the industry and has a nice heart."
"Peter Schaefer is great and I loved his class Music as Media."
"One of my all time favorite courses is one I asked the school to create - a special topics class: Films of Martin Scorsese & Quentin Tarantino."
Interests & Involvement
"There are a lot of clubs on campus, however student involvement is limited. We have club fairs during Apple Fest and orientation week for new students to discover clubs. SGA and CAB are the biggest clubs on campus and do the most for the students. I love being a part of CAB. I've made many friends just from being involved in club events."
"I'm not in any clubs because when I'm not in class I'm working, but I have friends that are and say they are fun. It's easy to start a club if the club is all inclusive, which includes the name and mission of the club."
"A lot of people at MMC participate in extracurriculars and clubs such as the soccer club, club mosaic, and BLSA club. Many people find out about the clubs through flyers posted or mass emails that are all forwarded to students throughout the week."
"Being in New York City we are presented with so many cool opportunities -- Marymount students are always invited to go to live television show tapings or free broadway shows." (MMC students with Anderson Cooper at a taping of Live With Anderson Cooper pictured below!)
"There are several extra circular activities to participate in and there are many news ones that have arised because students can create new clubs if they meet certain requirements, I'm sure it's just getting people on board and filling out paper work. People can learn about clubs at Apple Fest or Strawberry Fest, and I feel that I have been able to expand my writing/journalism skills with my participantion in school clubs, I have also been able to make friends this way."
"During Apple Fest in the Fall people also have tables set up with all of the different clubs so you can find out information. I joined The Monitor, our school newspaper, this year and I am really enjoying it! I write for Her Campus that was created this year at our college and I am loving it! I love being involved in these two, because I love to write and I have the freedom of pitching what I actually want to write about."
"Marymount doesn't have any well-known sports teams, and as such sports are not a big part of our campus."
"The dance program is probably the closest thing Marymount has to a sports team."
"Though Marymount doesn't have any big sports teams, there is a soccer club that gets together and plays with other schools all over the city."
"At Marymount we don't show our school spirit through sports, but rather by attending events. Apple Fest and Strawberry Fest are in the fall and spring respectively and always include an appearance from our mascot, Gary the Griffin. We also attend dance shows, theater performances, and art openings; that is how we show our love for our school!"
"With all of the on campus events and activities at MMC I never really miss having sports teams."
"Sometimes you can get free tickets to Yankees, Knicks, Nets, or Rangers games from Marymount -- who needs sports when we get go to major league games?!" (Sara Gemind, Paige Gawley, and Jessica Norton pictured below at a New York Yankees game as part of Marymount Manhattan College's Campus Activities Board)
"Being a woman on campus is standard. There are significantly more women on campus than men. Women at Marymount know that this is not the school to find your future husband."
"Most of the student population are women, so being a woman, we are in the majority. Most women are fine with the ration because they are in a relationship. I've heard very few complain because we are in New York City and can always meet people outside of campus."
"It is pretty easy being a woman on campus, considering that we are the majority at MMC. Sometimes it can feel a little bit like high school with the drama that does happen, but most of the time things are seamless. Some girls like to dress up everyday, others wear their leotards and tights just about every where, and then they are some people who feel confident in whatever that they pick up that morning. There are women's studies programs at MMC which correlates with gender studies. A lot of women are upset about the gender ratio due to the lack of...straight men on campus."
"Marymount is a liberal college, and there is more girls than guys in the school and you will notice that in many of the classes there is a majority of girls in the class. You can express yourself at Marymount and feel comfortable doing so, no one will be judging you."
"There are a bunch of women's clubs/organizations/programs available on campus, we have basically everything. There are more women then men on our campus. I think everyone is fine with that. The city is our campus really, so it doesn't bother me. I'm constantly meeting people everywhere. I enjoy being a woman on campus. I wear whatever I want! People dress how they want, everyone has their own unique style - which is great. My style ranges: preppy, brooklyn baby, vintage, hipster, professional, so on. It's not a cult where you have to wear the same thing. Wear what makes you happy!"
"Considering most of the school is populated with females, they kind of rule the school. Fashion choices really range here and it's totally normal to see a girl in sweats or in a dress."
Food & Drink
"Marymount has two off campus restuarants that accept the meal plan. Midtown Restaurant is near the 55th St. Res Hall and Midnight Express is near the 1760 Res Hall. Both have diner like feels and are really good!"
"The food is ok. I don't eat on campus too often because it's expensive. When I do eat on campus, it's coffee at Starbucks."
"The food is pretty good compared to most college dining halls. There are plenty of healthy food selections, which helps keep off the freshman 15. I alternate between the new Starbucks and the cafe on the 4th floor."
"The good is pretty good and the staff is really friendly, there are a lot of options for different types of people, but if you don't like the food on campus you can always go off campus to eat in one of the many great resturaunts in the area."
"I don't usually eat on campus, I go off to places nearby to eat and I bring my own snacks from home. I have eaten the school food a few times, and it was good. My favorite is the Starbucks, I'm addicted."
"Off-campus vendors are the best! But, the grill in the cafeteria is pretty good (I recommend the veggie burger!)"
"There are endless opportunities for things to do on the weekend, it's New York City! Often you can score free tickets to Broadway shows through school! Getting around at night is a lot easier than most places because of the subway! As the night goes on, subways run further and further between, but you can always call an Uber!"
"People do all sorts of things on weekends: Broadway shows, clubs, concerts, just walk around/explore. People tend to jump around, but I have noticed people stick to friends in their major. For example, dance majors have a majority of their friend groups in the dance major as well. Getting around at night is easy with the trains and buses."
"Many people hang out together at each other's apartments and having a fun night and having crazy moments together. Some people tend to stick with a certain group of friends, but at Marymount it's kind of impossible to run in one group of friends who don't know other people. It's pretty easy to get around, but the safest way is to always travel with friends via subway or a cab."
"You are in the city that never sleeps the options of things to do on weekends are endless!"
"If you live on campus, it's much easier to meet people. Being in NYC is unique...you just have to be alert."
"The 55th street residence hall is in a brilliant location. The 1760 residence hall is a dumpster disguised as a dorm. I have high hopes for the new residence hall downtown. A lot of people move off campus after their first or second year because they find cheaper housing options off campus."
"The housing options are okay, but they are pretty expensive."
"I only lived on campus one semester and it served its purpose, so it was good! It was near school and everything else, so I liked it - it was very convenient. I walked to school every single day. It was in a good area and had security so it was very safe."
"We have 2 residence halls. (A new one opening this year) and I personally, think they're great!"
"The housing options are good. I liked living in 55th Street. I only spent one semester in the dorms and I didn't mind it at all. Most people like the dorms though."
"NYC is an amazing and unique place to go to college. We don't have a 'real' campus so we use the city as our campus!"
"There are tons of restaurants and stores within walking distance of where Marymount is located. Laila Rowe is great for accessories and clothes, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters are always favorites, and Dylan's Candy Bar is a fun place to stop in after a long day! In terms of restaurants Chipotle, Cassiano's (pizza!), and The Melt Shop (a menu full of grilled cheese) are some of the best!
"We consider Central Park our quad and love walking through it on beautiful fall and spring days!"
"There is always something to do in NYC. A free concert in the park, a Broadway show, a new restaurant to try, and there are always nightlife options like clubs and bars."
"People do internships all over NYC. My friends have interned at places like Seventeen, Nickelodeon, and The Dr. Oz Show!"
HC's Complete College Guide: Marymount Manhattan College
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