At the heart of Marymount Manhattan College is New York City creativity

Like the city we call home, MMC is famous for its offerings in arts and culture.

But like everything else at MMC, our New York City creativity goes well beyond the expected: it infuses everything we do. Our students aren’t lost in some giant lecture hall. Instead, they’re figuring out new ways to help local kids who have speech impediments. They’re choreographing their own dance pieces that weave together ideas of identity, language, and belonging. They’re exploring how the sounds of the city affect their classmates’ moods. They’re designing imaginative chemistry experiments to answer questions about the world in which we live.

New York City creativity. It’s at the heart of the social movements our students ignite and the social problems they take on—like food insecurity, racial discrimination, poverty, and homelessness.

At Marymount Manhattan, we believe that if we nurture our students’ creativity, they will have the ability to find purpose, and adapt and grow throughout their lives. We also believe that through creative problem-solving, they will achieve our founders’ vision—of a just and equitable society in which each of us belongs because we’re different, and each of us makes an impact because we must.

What We’re About

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From our beginnings as a two-year women’s college, we’ve 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.
Honors Day 2018
We want to see 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. 
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We embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming and accessible community built on our core values and beliefs. Our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, along with the President’s Task Force for Racial Equity and the Advisory Committee for Inclusivity, have set specific goals for addressing issues of inequality.
  • The amazing classes taught by brilliant professors gave me the knowledge needed to step into a full-time role at a company. Furthermore, the fact that the college was in NYC made me independent, courageous, and open-minded.

    Sofija Gligorov ’13

    Class of 2013 Valedictorian, Major in International Business and Economics

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You're watching the evolution of Professor Hallie Cohen's stunning ink painting One Arte. The work is part of her new exhibitio...
You're watching the evolution of Professor Hallie Cohen's stunning ink painting "One Arte." The work is part of her new exhibition, MI RICORDO: ROMAN WATERCOLORS, on display at MMC's Hewitt Gallery of Art from Feb. 26-April 2. Join us for the opening on Thursday, February 29, from 6-8 pm. The exhibition consists of 12-foot by 5-foot watercolor/ink paintings Cohen produced at the American Academy in Rome in the Visiting Artists and Scholars program. They capture iconic images from the films of Italian directors Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Paolo Sorrentino and are accompanied by short videos by the author and essayist Francis Levy. The show's opening reception will include a panel discussion with the artist and MMC Professors Adrienne Baxter Bell and Noelle Griffis moderated by Levy in The Judy (8th floor Carson Hall) from 6:30-7:30 pm. #MMCProud #artinnyc #artistslife #nyccollege
Last of the batch in our Valentine's/Galentine's/Palentine's recaps! ? #GoGriffins
Last of the batch in our Valentine’s/Galentine’s/Palentine’s recaps! 💙 #GoGriffins
More recaps from Valentine's/Palentine's/Galentine's! Spread the love! ?   ?: Addie Atkins ’25
More recaps from Valentine’s/Palentine’s/Galentine’s! Spread the love! 💙 🎥: Addie Atkins ’25
We're still celebrating in this week of looooove. Happy Valentine's/Palentine's/Galentine's to you and yours. #GoGriffins   ?: Addie Atki...
We’re still celebrating in this week of looooove. Happy Valentine’s/Palentine’s/Galentine’s to you and yours. #GoGriffins 🎥: Addie Atkins ’25
At MMC, some of our model students just happen to be working models. As Spring New York Fashion Week comes to a close, we're celebrating ...
At MMC, some of our model students just happen to be working models. As Spring New York Fashion Week comes to a close, we’re celebrating Griffins who balance coursework and shoots, RSOs and the runway. Here are just a few! 📸 1-2: That’s Dance and Journalism major Harley Fleschner ’27, who walked for the designer @jazmanyjovany in a show hosted by 212Group last Thursday. 📸 3-4. You can find Musical Theatre major Destiny Nyree McCullough ’25 in the beauty aisle! She’s gracing the box of the #1 hair color brand for Black women @darkandlovely. Even sweeter, she booked that opportunity all on her own! 📸 5-6. Musical Theatre major London Riley ’24 models for the fashion line @Hestaverse and walked in last Friday’s House of Yes show. She’s also featured in Renee Cafaro Atelier’s (@rcapubliclabel) online body positivity campaign. #MMCProud 💙 Griffins: If you participated in Fashion Week, too, or have other wins you want to share, DM us!
Cast members from MMC's upcoming production of the a cappella musical In Transit before (?) and after (?) a run-through! Catch them ...
Cast members from MMC's upcoming production of the a cappella musical "In Transit" before (😁) and after (😵) a run-through! Catch them on stage February 16-18 at the Theatre at St. Jean (150th E. 76th Street, at the corner of Lexington and 76th). See the link in our bio for tickets, and follow @mmctheatrearts for details. 🎥: @katie.michelle.stahl
Watch them shine! MMC alums are making big moves—check out these career updates from the Classes of 2023 and 2018.  ⭐️ MT '23 ...
Watch them shine! MMC alums are making big moves—check out these career updates from the Classes of 2023 and 2018. ⭐️ MT ’23 alum Emily Pandal recently released her sophomore single “Mothballs” on all streaming platforms. (Tap the link in our bio to listen!) She's working on an EP this year. Oh, and the cover art? It was created by fellow Class of 2023 MT alum Morgan Southwell. ⭐️Dance alum Emily Sindoni ’18 is Director of Training and Programming at the boutique fitness studio DanceBody. They offer dance-inspired fitness classes at their two NYC locations in NoMad and TriBeCa. ⭐️BFA Acting alum Fionella Mateo ’23 has been on a roll: She spent last summer working as a dresser for the "Hamilton" (Angelica Company) tour during its last stop in Puerto Rico. After that, she served as stage manager for various plays, including "Skintight" by Joshua Harmon and "La Boda de Ella," by Miguel Rosa-López. She also taught musical theatre at her high school alma mater, where she proudly announced their first musical season since 2021. Next month, she'll make her directing debut with Teatro CeDIn's production of "Into the Woods."  Congratulations! 💙 #MMCPROUD #GoGriffins
A quick look back at the Intercultural Center's Black History Month Opening Ceremony last Thursday in the RPR! The night included spoken ...
A quick look back at the Intercultural Center’s Black History Month Opening Ceremony last Thursday in the RPR! The night included spoken word poetry and singing by MMC student Danazia Tucker, music by Afro-futuristic hip-hop violinist Bri Blvck, and lots of great conversation led by IC Director and Associate Dean of Students Hayden Greene. Follow @mmc_ic and check Engage to learn about more upcoming Black History Month events, including the Harmony in Healing Mental Health Panel on Weds. Feb. 7. #blackhistorymonth #GoGriffins #nyccollege
Welcome to Week 2 of the semester, Griffins! ?   Prospectives: Go to mmm.edu/visitcampus to schedule a tour or sign up for one of our Tra...
Welcome to Week 2 of the semester, Griffins! 💙 Prospectives: Go to mmm.edu/visitcampus to schedule a tour or sign up for one of our Transfer Night events. 🎥: Vanessa Campos ’27
Prospective transfers: RSVP at the link in our bio for an upcoming Transfer Night. (Our next event takes place Feb. 8!) In-person and vir...
Prospective transfers: RSVP at the link in our bio for an upcoming Transfer Night. (Our next event takes place Feb. 8!) In-person and virtual dates are available. You’ll get to speak with a transfer admissions counselor and meet current MMC transfer students. Plus, you can get a personalized preliminary transfer credit evaluation–just be sure to submit your transcripts to jbracken@mmm.edu no later than three days prior to your scheduled event. 🎥: Addie Atkins ’25
@art.mmc shared this peek inside our Ceramics Studio. We can't wait to see the final products! #GoGriffins
@art.mmc shared this peek inside our Ceramics Studio. We can’t wait to see the final products! #GoGriffins
We're drawing #Wednesdaymotivation from these alums representing the Classes of '22, '19, '13 and '09. Keep maki...
We’re drawing #Wednesdaymotivation from these alums representing the Classes of ’22, ’19, ’13 and ’09. Keep making us #MMCProud! *️⃣ 1. A big congrats to Noah Pyzik ’19, who’s made his Broadway debut as The Deputy in Purlie Victorious. He stars alongside Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. *️⃣ 2-3. It's the vocals for us! Hope Spinner ’22 recently took the stage in her debut solo concert, "Notes From My Heart." The one-night-only event, held at NYC's Green Room 42 last month, showcased her mix of folk, pop, and indie flavors. (Watch the clip!) Hope has graced stages in regional theaters and venues nationwide, including 54 Below and Cleveland Playhouse Square. Learn more at hopespinner.com. *️⃣ 4-5. VMA-nominated producer Kristen Brancaccio ’13 is the founder of the California-based music video production company @exit_twelve. She just produced her first feature film, the upcoming Easter musical, “Forty-Seven Days with Jesus” @fortysevendaysfilm. It's in theaters nationwide this March! See the link in our bio for details. *️⃣ 6. Jess Evans (formerly Coleman) ’09 just opened her own brick and mortar dance and fitness studio, Dance Factory, in Cincinnati, Ohio, after a long professional performance and fitness career in NYC. Jess was a BA Dance/BA Comm Arts major with a minor in Business Management—and she’s putting all of those subject areas to work! Alums, send us your good news, and we'll include you in an upcoming round up!