Manhattanville’s diversity is very surprising, considering its small size. Students attend the College from more than 30 states and 60 countries. For a campus that has a little more than 1,700 students, that’s incredible! It is no surprise that students will hear different accents and languages in their classrooms, the dining hall, and the library. It adds flavor to the campus and makes it fun and interesting for students who attend.
Since there are people at Mville from so many places, there are many different ideas and cultures that students are exposed to. The school is small, but students are submerged in such a deep sea of differences. From religion to politics to sexual preferences, it is likely that no two students on campus will think the same way about any of these topics. Students come to know Mville as a very comfortable environment because it is so accepting of all the differences across the campus. Each student is unique in his or her own way, and that is what students appreciate about the school. They like being exposed to people unlike themselves and those from their hometown neighborhoods. It is a thrill for some students to leave their “cookie cutter” worlds and finally see that not everyone fits into the same categories that they would have expected.