Marymount Manhattan College

221 East 71st Street - New York, NY 10021
  • Region: Mid Atlantic
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Size: Small

From our beginnings, 85 years ago, as a two-year women’s college, Marymount Manhattan College has transformed significantly - and evolved to meet the changing needs of our students. But one thing has remained constant: Our commitment to providing higher education for diverse populations.

Coed and non-denominational, MMC has a longstanding commitment to first-generation students, who represent approximately 38% of an incoming class. A first-generation college student is a student whose parent(s) or guardian(s) has not earned a bachelor’s degree in the United States or abroad.

We want to see all of our students rise to their creative and intellectual potential, develop their own sense of personal growth, and chart their unique path to professional success. Equally important, we want them to be engaged members of their communities.

Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, MMC is an urban, independent, liberal arts college. We are ranked as a top school for Broadway performers. Backstage, the most trusted publication for budding and established performers to find casting opportunities and gain career advice, lists Marymount Manhattan College as the # 2 school where TONY Award nominees go to get their start for promising futures on the Great White Way.

Acting, cinematography and video production, communications, dance, drama and theatre production, and performing arts are some of our most popular majors. We offer 30+ majors — B.A., B.S. and B.F.A. degrees — along with 40+ minors and pre-professional programs.

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About Marymount Manhattan College

At Marymount Manhattan College, we believe that creative, ambitious, and talented students should be able to access a world-class education with as few obstacles as possible. We pride ourselves on our robust financial aid and scholarship programs that let students like you reach their professional goals and dreams. 99 percent of first-year students receive some sort of financial aid, whether through scholarships, grants, loans, work-study programs, or GI benefits.

Mission Statement

Marymount Manhattan College is an urban, independent, liberal arts college. The mission of the College is to educate a socially and economically diverse student body by fostering intellectual achievement and personal growth and by providing opportunities for career development. Inherent in this mission is the intent to develop an awareness of social, political, cultural, and ethical issues in the belief that this awareness will lead to concern for, participation in, and improvement of society. To accomplish this mission, the College offers a strong program in the arts and sciences for students of all ages, as well as substantial pre-professional preparation. Central to these efforts is the particular attention given to the individual student. Marymount Manhattan College seeks to be a resource and learning center for the metropolitan community.