Marymount Manhattan College

New York, NY, USA

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Marymount Manhattan College

3.57 Average Rating

Tierany from Memphis, TN

a current student here
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In three sentences
Marymount Manhattan is a really great college. The academics are set at a high standard to challenge the students. Also, Marymount has an excellent atmosphere and an even greater learning environment.
Tips for prospective students
If you are interested in attending Marymount Manhattan college, you should definitely consider your financial need, although this is a great college it is very expensive. Also, make sure as students that you aren't afraid to ask questions or for help once in awhile if it is necessary. Most professors at Marymount enjoy students being engaged. Finally, if you are looking for the college that seats a numerous amount of students in a classroom you may want to reconsider your decision, as Marymount class sizes range from 15-20 students tops.
Academic Rigor
The academics at Marymount as I've come to know are very rigorous. This college guarantees that you will earn your degree by studying, completing assignments and making sure that all your courses are covered. The professors challenges the students which enables them to succeed in both their course of study and in life.
Dorm Life
The dorm life at Marymount Manhattan college is excellent. The dorms are arranged as mini apartments housing anywhere from 4 to 7 students. There is strict security on duty 24 hours a day to ensure that all students are safe and being responsible. Because most of the freshmen are housed in the same building, it makes the transition smoother, allowing you to meet new people and interact with your surroundings
Food and Dining
Marymount Manhattan offers a scarce meal plan. Because Marymount is a small-private liberal arts college located in New York City, there is not a variety of meals for the students opposed to larger universities. The dining services are good, however; they lack multiple things. It would be a great idea if the college offered a better meal plan for the students that involved more nutritious and affordable options.
What to do for fun
Marymount Manhattan is located on the Upper East side of New York City which means it is surrounded by multiple attractions. There is always something to do both on and off campus. If students aren't attending a party on the weekend, they are going to concerts, hanging out with friends or attending Broadway shows.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
I have not noticed any unusual traditions/locations on campus.
Great for these types of students
If you are an aspiring dancer or you just enjoy being on center stage then Marymount Manhattan is the perfect place for you. Marymount is one of the most prestigious liberal arts schools in the country and many of Marymount students pursue benefiting careers; some have even been in Broadway shows. So if you are big on performing arts, Marymount should be on your list. Also, this college offers many fields of study with majors and minors.
Clubs and Activities
Marymount Manhattan is very involved with getting other students involved. They have over 35 organizations for students to join and an even greater plus is that you can also make up your own--how great is that!
Greek Life
Unfortunately, Marymount does not have Greek life or athletics.
Campus Safety
The campus at Marymount in my opinion is very safe. Security is strictly enforced which makes both faculty and students feel comfortable and able to have a positive atmosphere.
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Brooke from New York, NY

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
Since Marymount is a liberal arts school, we are offered a well rounded education. One class that I enjoy in particular is my Sociology class. It has really opened up my mind to so many things.
Am enjoying being here
The atmosphere is great. The students and staff are friendly and there is so much freedom in the city. There is also so much to do when you have down time.
Bang for the buck
Although the school is way more expensive than community college, when it comes to the experiences, the area and the people you meet, its totally worth it. The school makes sure to take care of its students, one great example is stress down day before finals where we were given free massages,food,crystal healing and were able to make our own aroma therapy pillows.
Great for these types of students
Marymount is great for independent kids. If you love and can appreciate the arts and don't get overwhelmed in the big city, this place is for you!
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Brittany from Leonardo, NJ

a current student here
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Marymount Manhattan College is in an ideal location for students interested in all kinds of studies. The college is incredibly helpful in ensuring students get everything they need from tutoring to finding an internship in the city. The professors and students create a collective of individuals who, despite differences, form a unique community within one of the most diverse cities in the world.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you want to live in the city that never sleeps! Some people I've met were unable to deal with living so far away from home, which is understandable since New York City is a tough place to live. If you're sure you can handle it, be prepared to meet all kinds of people and to explore places you've never imagined you'd be! Stay open-minded but also street smart and safe.
Academic Rigor
Everybody has a different style of learning, but all the professors with whom I've had the pleasure of studying will push his or her students to learn new things, expand their knowledge, share and shape their opinions, and ensures that each individual student is given the attention he or she deserves. Professors teaching major courses have the knowledge, style, and dedication to guarantee understanding of the information presented, and will also be able to help students apply their newfound knowledge in real world situations. There's never a boring class!
Dorm Life
Living with strangers can be tricky. Most students are respectful and will understand living with up to six other people at 55th Street dorms or one or two others at the 1760 location has its challenges. There are also many rewards to living with others, including making new friends and having a support system away from home. Personally, I think the 55th Street dorms are worth every penny students pay to live in them. Having two bedrooms, a kitchenette, and a bathroom to share with a maximum of six other people as opposed to an entire floor of students is a perk that not many other colleges offer.
Food and Dining
The food plan is excellent and if used correctly, can last a student all year without having to add money! Although, if students do run out of dining dollars on his or her account, you CAN add money to it via the school's website, which is helpful toward the end of the year. The off-campus dining is fresh, healthy, and extensive in range of items to order. There is a location near the 55th Street dorms as well as within walking distance of the school itself and the 1760 dorm location. Both locations are clean and offer the option to dine in or order out, which is always beneficial if the weather is nasty.
What to do for fun
In New York City, what isn't there to do? There are tons of free events that go on around the city all year. There are also more inexpensive options as well and, depending on your allowance during the school year, anything is possible! Manhattan isn't the only borough in New York City either; the other four boroughs offer tons of exciting locations at which there are free or inexpensive events to attend or participate in. The city of New York is a mecca of great opportunities for anybody with all kinds of interests. All you have to do is search, or even stumble upon, something, and all sorts of fun will follow.
Bang for the buck
MMC can be pricey at first glance, but the financial aid office is extremely helpful in offering students help to apply for scholarships, and the schools offers grants based on merit or need as well as payment plans to make college affordable for everyone.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
On campus in the fall there is Apple Fest and in the spring there is Strawberry Fest at which the school provides an endless supply of apples and strawberries, respectively, and tons of fun! The Campus Activity Board, which all students can join, sets up tons of exciting activities including an opportunity in the fall to sign up for emails from any and all the clubs that interest you as well as a chance to jump on a bouncing castle in the middle of 71st Street! The best part: everybody attends and that's what makes these two yearly events the two best!
Great for these types of students
Students of all kinds of accepted at MMC. There is a large population of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and/or Transgender students, and we embrace all individuals of different ethnicities, religions, beliefs, and races. There is no discrimination, and that is what makes MMC a great college for students who are afraid of being accepted elsewhere or for those who plan on thriving just the way they are no matter what anybody else has to say. It's a win-win environment.
Clubs and Activities
Marymount Manhattan College has all types of clubs ranging from performance groups to those interested in film, the business association, academic groups, special interest groups, and intramural volleyball and soccer! Nobody should feel left out at MMC.
Greek Life
There is no Greek Life at MMC, but there are plenty of clubs and organizations to join!
Campus Safety
There are guards on duty at the school's campus during all hours of classes, as well as 24/7 at both residence halls. You should never feel unsafe!
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Meagan from Palisades, NY

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
I transferred as a second semester freshman to MMC and took liberal arts required courses. I loved taking these courses! I learned about philosophy and sociology in two different courses. Although those topics didn't necessarily interest me at first, the professors really made these classes quite enjoyable and I found out i was interested in most of what I learned in the classes. I also took a course called Exploring the Visual Arts during which we would travel to different museums every class and learn about the art in those museums. It was a great way to learn about art and at the same time get to explore New York which is my college campus! Overall I am definitely learning a lot.
Am enjoying being here
I cannot full express how happy I am to have transferred from Rutgers University to Marymount Manhattan College. This was the best choice I have ever made, honestly. The student body is not much bigger than that of my high school's but that's one of the things I love about it. At MMC you really do get to feel like you are part of a community, and what a community it is. The students are friendly, the upperclassmen are beyond helpful and the professors are down to earth intellectuals who have one great goal; a combination of teaching their students and learning from them as well. NYC is a great college campus, there is always something to do. Whether or not is one of MMC's many school related functions or perhaps visiting a museum or shopping around or even strolling through one of New York's parks, you'll never be bored!
Bang for the buck
Marymount Manhattan is relatively pricey, yes, but what private school isn't? The education and classes at MMC are worth what we pay for them, as are our dorms and location and all of the activities the school provides for us. Of course there are things that could be changed for the better to make MMC feel like it's worth what we are paying for it, but let's be honest, you're going to find those things at any school you attend.
Tips for prospective students
Join clubs! Clubs are a great way to be involved in the MMC community and to make friends in different areas of the school. Befriend an RA and not just your own! The RA's go through extensive training and are unbelievably helpful, especially to freshmen and transfers. Go to class! Don't skip, classes are what your parents are paying for, not to mention, the more you show up and participate the more you will enjoy what you are doing and become well adjusted to college student life.
Great for these types of students
This school is perfect for... the musically talented, the theatre junkies, the artsy, the LGBTQ and allies (don't bother showing up if you're a homophobe, we have a zero homophobic tolerance at MMC), the city lovers, the concrete jungle dwellers, anyone looking for a fresh start, the fashionable and the ones who don't care what they're wearing, those who are ready to learn, leaders and followers, pretty much anyone ! Anyone who attends MMC can find their niche in the school and city life.
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Anon

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Marymount is a great school with friendly people, safe environment and an amazing location. If you're a theatre or an art student you'll absolutely love the school. I have nothing but good things to say about the school itself.
Tips for prospective students
Don't stress, everyone is friendly and the school is small so you won't get too lost. You should consider commuting if you live close enough. Being in New York City is great!
Academic Rigor
Great professors and resources! Everyone is always helpful. The classes are very small.
Dorm Life
The dorms are in a great location but overall the lifestyle is okay. Consider commuting if you live close enough. The dorms are expensive.
Food and Dining
Really great food! The food always tastes great and seems really fresh! There are so many options including a sushi bar.
What to do for fun
Being in New York City you have countless options of things to do for fun. In the school you can join all of the different clubs they have and hang out on beautiful terrace.
Bang for the buck
Not too expensive for the environment, life style and great quality of education. The school is a great price, however the dorms are a little too expensive.
Great for these types of students
Great for art and theatre students!
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McKinster from Albany, NY

a current student here
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In three sentences
A small college in the big (and best) city! Small class sizes, great programs, and engaging teachers make this school a bargain. The city is our campus and there are so many opportunities, no matter what interests you have.
Tips for prospective students
I think a visit is the best way to really get a feel for the college and its surroundings. There is an energy here that can't be relayed through the website.
Academic Rigor
Classes are engaging, and many are taught by professionals in their field. Professors focus on real world knowledge and making connections to what they teach. They are always adding new classes to keep up with the demand from both their students, and the world.
Dorm Life
Our dorm is a mini-apartment, complete with a kitchen, 20 blocks from the school. We are living real life in NYC while attending college. I was matched with 3 amazing roommates and strangely we all get along and work together perfectly. The dorms are in a high rise apartment building, with its own security, so it is very safe. I love walking to school as I am a part of the city not just a campus.
Food and Dining
There is a C store in the building which has frozen items, some pre made sandwiches, snacks and canned stuff. A lot of the cooking and meals we make ourselves in our room. Our dining dollars can be used for several restaurants in the area, which also deliver! At the school, there are several dining options, and a lot of choices for those with special dietary needs. Personally, I love the sushi - it is some of the best I have ever had, but only available 2 times a week. As one would expect, food is expensive.
What to do for fun
There are lots of clubs and performances at the school, but, come on - it's New York City! There is so much to do here. We walk to Central Park, Times Square, and Rockefeller Center! We go to Saturday Night Live tapings, take the subway to Battery Park, shopping, Little Italy and Chinatown! It's never a dull moment here!
Bang for the buck
MMC is expensive in comparison to state schools, but if you compare it to the private schools around NYC it is actually a great bargain. The attention that you get from your professors and the opportunities that you get for internships and traveling make the price an even better value.
Great for these types of students
Artistic.
Open minded.
Diverse.
Greek Life
None.
Campus Safety
There is only one way to get into the dorm, and one way to get onto the school campus, both are monitered by guards at all times.
NYC itself may be another matter, but I have never felt unsafe.
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Rachel from Queens, NY

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
MMC has a fun learning environment with a lot of positive students. The focus for the students is not to be on campus all the time but to actually be prepared for the real world. It's a liberal arts school, and we're proud of that.
Tips for prospective students
Go on a tour during the school year and really see what the environment is like. There is no Greek life and no sports environment. The school is clearly not for everyone but it's perfect for me and could be for you too.
Academic Rigor
It's hard for me to judge Academic Rigor because I think it depends on your background and how seriously you take the classes.
Dorm Life
Great residence hall in a great area. Kind of small but that's NYC. Dry Campus.
Food and Dining
I love the food at MMC! they have vegan options for me!
What to do for fun
There are clubs and performances to watch. But it's in an amazing part of NYC, so the possibilities are endless.
Bang for the buck
One of the least expensive schools in NYC. Keep in mind that college is what you make of it. If you don't try, you're not going to get your money's worth.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Twice a year there is a big festival on 71 street which is so fun. Personally the terrace is my favorite spot on campus.
Great for these types of students
MMC is great for students who want to be in the city and who want to be supported yet independent.
Clubs and Activities
there are so many clubs. I'm actively involved with 3 clubs but still participate occasionally with other clubs too.
Greek Life
NONE.
Campus Safety
24 hour security on our buildings but NYC is basically the campus so you just have to be smart about it.
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