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 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. 

  • 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.

  • How can I afford to go to a private school in Manhattan?

    MMC offers many ways to finance your education by offering merit, talent, and need based scholarships from the College. NY State residents may qualify for state aid and US residents may qualify for federal grants, loans, and work study. We do offer a very limited pool of funds for international students, but most of their cost will be their own responsibility as they are not eligible for need-based aid. 85% of our student body receives some form of financial assistance. You can begin to explore you options by completing the Net Price Calculator for First Year Students or for Transfer Students to get an estimate of what you might receive if admitted to MMC or visit Financial Aid.

  • Does MMC offer study abroad options?

    Students may spend a semester, a full academic year, or a summer or January studying abroad. The College offers a number of opportunities and formats to earn academic credits in programs throughout the world. MMC is a member of two consortia, the Academic Consortium of the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), through which students may participate in study abroad programs in 50 countries. Another way to go abroad is through travel/study courses. During January and summer terms and spring break, there often are shorter term opportunities for groups of students to study in foreign countries under the guidance of a faculty member. Recent offerings include travel/study in England, Greece, and Italy. Another is independent study abroad where MMC students participate in study abroad programs offered by other institutions. MMC students have studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, South Bank University London, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, Semester-at-Sea, and many other places. Lastly, we offer bilateral exchange with de Theaterschool in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a premier dance academy, where dance majors may take advantage of the option to study abroad without interrupting progress toward the completion of their degrees. For more information, visit Study Abroad. 

  • 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.

  • What are the application deadlines and how long does it take to get a decision?

    Admission to MMC is on a rolling basis which means that there is not a set deadline to submit your application. We do encourage you to apply early or before the end of your Fall semester in high school. Transfer students should apply as soon as they begin their final semester in their previous college. Once all required documents are received, it will take 2-3 weeks to receive your decision or a request for additional information. 

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