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 non-matriculating students to complete pre-requisites for graduate school or to take courses just for the sake of learning. If you were a good high school student, but had a difficult first semester at college, learn about our reStart program. And summer visiting students may enroll in courses 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

  • Are most of MMC’s students majoring in theatre or dance?

    While we have a very robust and national reputation for outstanding programs in the performing arts, the majority of our students are not in these disciplines, and all students pursue the Liberal Arts curriculum regardless of major. About 30% of our students are pursuing Theatre and Dance majors, while 70% are in all other programs from Business, to Social Science, Humanities to Natural Science, and Fine Arts. In fact, Communication Arts is the largest single major at MMC. While you will see and hear the performing artists throughout the halls, they are just a bit more obvious to spot which often gives a perception that most students are enrolled in these programs.

  • 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.

  • What do MMC graduates do after graduation?

    In our Graduate Exit survey of 377 graduating students, Class of 2013, 318 students responded (84.4% response rate).  Of those responding, 87% of Marymount Manhattan graduates were either offered employment (69%) or going to graduate school (18%) at the time of graduation. A further 13% planned to travel, accept fellowships or teach abroad. Visit Career Services to learn more.

  • How do I get from campus to the residence hall?

    The 55th Street Residence Hall is located 16 blocks south and on the same block of the College. Most students walk as it is about a 15 minute walk directly up 2nd or 3rd Avenues. It would be similar to a large college campus where you might walk through campus the same distance, but remember NYC is our campus although the walk is a bit more exciting. When it does rain or snow or if it is later in the evening, students have the option of taking the bus which picks up a half a block from campus and drops of a half a block from the residence hall. The subway is also an option, but takes a bit longer as the station is 4 blocks from the campus and 2 blocks from the residence hall. For either transit option, students will need to purchase a MTA Metro Card.

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