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Marymount Manhattan College
Motto To educate a socially and economically diverse population by fostering intellectual achievement and personal growth
Established 1936
Type Private
President Judson R. Shaver, PhD
Faculty 88, full-time
Undergraduates 2,100
Location Upper East Side Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Campus Main Building, Nugent Building
Colors Blue & White          
Mascot The Griffin

Marymount Manhattan College is a small, coeducational liberal arts college located in Manhattan, New York City, New York. Marymount Manhattan's campus is located in the affluent Upper East Side of Manhattan. It's often referred to as MMC.



Marymount Manhattan College was founded in 1936 as a two- year women's college by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. It was also an extension of Marymount College, Tarrytown in Tarrytown, New York. It moved to its current location in 1948. In 1950 it became a four year college and became independent in 1961. It currently serves a diverse community of students including men and nontraditional students. [1]

In 1976, Finch College, a women's college best known as a "finishing school" for affluent young women, closed and passed its records over to the school. The school was most famous for educating Tricia Nixon Cox, daughter of former US President Richard Nixon.

Marymount Manhattan was formally dropped as a Catholic institution in 2005, following the college's announcement of its decision to invite then-Senator Hillary Clinton to deliver a commencement address and to confer an honorary doctoral degree upon her.[1] As a consequence, the school was de-listed from "The Official Catholic Directory," which identifies Catholic institutions. It was reportedly the fourth college to be declared non-Catholic by a Bishop following John Paul II's issuance of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic universities, in 1990. The action by Cardinal Edward Egan came in part after objections led by the Cardinal Newman Society due to Senator Clinton's longtime public support for abortion rights.[1]

In 2005 more than 2,000 students were enrolled representing 48 U.S. states and 36 countries. In conjunction with its core liberal arts curriculum, Marymount Manhattan offers 17 major programs of study, along with numerous minors, certificates and preprofessional programs. It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Notable alumni

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