Manhattan College is a Roman Catholic liberal arts college in the Lasallian tradition in New York City, in the U.S. state of New York. founded in 1853, Manhattan College offers an exceptional college education enriched by Lasallian Catholic values and access to New York City. Our celebrated faculty and 3,400 students are committed to the lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, career achievement, and reflection on values, ethics and principles.Manhattan College is a Lasallian Catholic institution founded on the principles of John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of teachers. We strive to promote faith, respect, education, community and social action.Manhattan College promises great value by consistently ranking among schools with the best return on investment and highest graduate salaries. U.S. News & World Report and Forbes name us among the best colleges in the U.S.