Marymount Manhattan

Admissions

Be bold. Be different. In other words, be yourself. While your academic performance is important, we consider all of your strengths. So tell us everything. We’re listening.

Whether you’re in high school, hoping to transfer, or an international student, we can guide and support you throughout the application process. We also welcome nondegree-seeking students to complete pre-requisites for graduate school or to take courses just for the sake of learning. And summer visiting students may enroll in courses while on break to transfer back to their home institution. Get a head start and take courses at MMC in your junior or senior year of high school

We offer rolling admissions, and we’re ready when you are. 

  • When can I do an internship at MMC?

    Internships may be obtained through the Office of Career Services, a faculty advisor, or by the student. Many students take internships for academic credit; in order to be eligible to intern for academic credit, students are required to have completed thirty credits (transfer students may apply after one semester of fulltime study at MMC) and have a minimum GPA of 2.8. For more information and a list of where MMC students do internships, visit Student Internships.

  • If I am admitted to the college academically, but denied by the theatre or dance program based on my audition, can I still attend MMC?

    Yes, these admission decisions are completely independent of each other. Students are evaluated based on their academic record for admission to the College in general and then evaluated for their entrance into the performing arts programs. If you are admitted academically, we welcome students who declare a major other than Theatre or Dance and pursue that program. Many use the advantage of studying in New York City to participate in the arts in the community if not possible on campus. While some students have hopes to re-audition in their first year at the College, admission to the program is extremely unlikely. For that reason, we stress the importance of having a true desire in an alternate major when making the decision to enroll after being denied by these competitive performance programs. 

  • How big are classes?

    Our classes average about 18, with the largest class being only about 30. Some programs cap classes at 10 or 12. MMC does not have any large lecture halls and professors teach all classes instead of teaching or graduate assistants as in many large universities. The student to faculty ratio is 18:1.

  • Will I fit in?

    MMC is a very diverse student body with students from many different ethnic backgrounds, parts of the country and world, religions, lifestyles, and interests. The College is a microcosm of New York City itself as we embrace diversity in every way. In addition, our students tend to be very independent, driven, curious, civically and socially concerned, and especially creative. We do not have a traditional campus as we are located on the bustling island of Manhattan, so we are not for everyone. But, for a small group of students, we are a perfect fit. For more information about our students and atmosphere, learn about our Campus Community & OrganizationsReligious & Spiritual SupportCampus Climate Index, and What’s Happening at MMC

  • How many months are we in school and when do we break for holidays?

    The college operates on a semester basis with fall semester running from September to mid-December and Spring running from late-January to mid-May. There is a January intersession and two summer sessions offered. To see the academic calendar for holidays and other important dates, visit Academic Calendar.

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