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Manhattan College Admission Requirements

Riverdale, New York

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Your chances of getting into Manhattan College

Open Admission Policy

Can I get into Manhattan College? Manhattan College is an open admission policy institution. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met. New admission is often granted continually throughout the year. Please consult Manhattan College directly to learn the specifics of its open admission policy.

Manhattan College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.63

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Manhattan College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Manhattan College are to have around a 3.63 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.63 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Manhattan College accepts 82% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Manhattan College is 3.63 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #36 in New York for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Manhattan College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.6 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Manhattan College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 5.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 24.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 44.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 23.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 4.0% Low
2.50 to 2.99 0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Manhattan College SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Manhattan College. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 18% of students submitted SAT scores and 3% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1140-1330

Applicants Submitting SAT 

18%
SAT Scores for Manhattan College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 570
Math 25th Percentile 570
Composite 25th Percentile 1140
SAT Scores for Manhattan College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 660
Math 75th Percentile 670
Composite 75th Percentile 1330
Average SAT Score 1240

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Manhattan College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Manhattan College is 1240 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1140-1330. Students who get into Manhattan College score in the top 34 percent of all SAT test takers..  Manhattan College ranks #44 in the state of New York for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1240 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Manhattan College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1140 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1140, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1040, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Manhattan College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1240 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1235, you have around a 82% chance of being admitted. A 1330 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 90% chance of getting in.

Manhattan College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1330 and Above Good >90%
1235 to 1330 Avg + 82%-90%
1140 to 1235 Avg - 71%-82%
1045 to 1140 Reach 56%-71%
Less than 1045 Low <56%
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Manhattan College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

23-30 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

3%
ACT Scores for Manhattan College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 21
Math 25th Percentile 24
Composite 25th Percentile 23
ACT Scores for Manhattan College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 30
Math 75th Percentile 29
Composite 75th Percentile 30
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Manhattan College?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Manhattan College is 26, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 23 and 30.  The school ranks #52 in New York for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 26. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 23 and score in the score in the top 32 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 20.

3 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Manhattan College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Manhattan College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Manhattan College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 26 score has around 82% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 90% with a 30 ACT score.

Manhattan College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >90%
26 to 30 Avg + 82%-90%
23 to 26 Avg - 72%-82%
20 to 23 Reach 60%-72%
Less than 20 Low <60%
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Applying

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 31, 2024

Days left to Apply

41

Applicants have 41 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 31, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Manhattan College is $75.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Manhattan College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Manhattan College Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Required to be considered for admission
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Manhattan College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=192703 IPEDS survey data for Manhattan College.

FAQs

Does Manhattan College prefer SAT or ACT?

18% of students submit their SAT scores to Manhattan College. 3% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Manhattan College?

Manhattan College has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges generally only require a high school diploma or a GED certificate to be admitted.