I visited Manhattan College, a co-ed Catholic College in the Riverdale section of the Bronx with about 3500 undergraduate students.
Campus: Manhattan College has a campus of 22 acres, near Van Cortlandt Park (1146 acres) and near the last stop on the 1 Subway, which goes into Manhattan. The campus is spread out over several blocks. There are brick buildings arranged in a square around a grassy quad and a relatively new student union building which opened in 2014 across the street from the quad. Leaving from the back door of the student union, students pass a sports field on the left and then come to two buildings on the right which include the engineering classrooms. The campus has steps and hills.
Academics: The most popular majors are Engineering (31%), Business (22%), Communications/Journalism (11%), Education (11%), Psychology (7%) and Biology (5%). Classes are small with only 0.1% of classes having more than 50 students. The library is open 24/7. Internships and study abroad are available. Three religion classes are required of all students, but they do not have to be about Catholicism.
Student body: Most students come from NY, NJ and CT and they appear to be racially diverse.
Housing and Dining: Freshman housing includes traditional style and suite style buildings. There are freshman living and learning communities in the suite style building. Students in the living and learning community take three classes with the people they live with, as well as having opportunities for social activities and community service together. There are also apartments for upper classmen. Housing is guaranteed all 4 years. There are several dining opportunities including an all you can eat dining hall and a Starbucks. The all you can eat dining hall had a separate frig and counter space for gluten free students, as well as a vegetarian/vegan station.
Athletics: There are 19 Division I Sports. There is a large indoor track around the basketball courts. There is a large outdoor sports field. The swim team and the baseball team practice off-campus.
Applying: Manhattan College accepts the Common Application. 67% of their applicants were accepted to the college. The mid-50% SAT scores (old SAT) were CR: 490-580, MA: 500-610, and WR: 480-590.