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. Despite the college's name, it is no longer located in Manhattan but in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, roughly 10 miles north of Midtown. Manhattan College offers undergraduate programs in the arts, business, education, engineering and science. Graduate programs are offered for education, business and engineering. Top students of Manhattan College often end up matriculating into the competitive elite schools of engineering and applied science in New York City such as Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science and Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Manhattan College was founded as the Academy of the Holy Infancy in 1853 by five French Lasallian Brothers in a small building on Canal Street.
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