About Us

At the heart of Marymount Manhattan College is New York City creativity

Like the city we call home, MMC is famous for its offerings in arts and culture.

But like everything else at MMC, our New York City creativity goes well beyond the expected: it infuses everything we do. Our students aren’t lost in some giant lecture hall. Instead, they’re figuring out new ways to help local kids who have speech impediments. They’re choreographing their own dance pieces that weave together ideas of identity, language, and belonging. They’re exploring how the sounds of the city affect their classmates’ moods. They’re designing imaginative chemistry experiments to answer questions about the world in which we live.

New York City creativity. It’s at the heart of the social movements our students ignite and the social problems they take on—like food insecurity, racial discrimination, poverty, and homelessness.

At Marymount Manhattan, we believe that if we nurture our students’ creativity, they will have the ability to find purpose, and adapt and grow throughout their lives. We also believe that through creative problem-solving, they will achieve our founders’ vision—of a just and equitable society in which each of us belongs because we’re different, and each of us makes an impact because we must.

What We’re About

Graduation from MMC past
From our beginnings as a two-year women’s college, we’ve transformed significantly and evolved to meet the changing needs of our students. But one thing has remained constant: our commitment to providing higher education for diverse populations.
Honors Day 2018
We want to see our students rise to their creative and intellectual potential, develop their own sense of personal growth, and chart their unique path to professional success. Equally important, we want them to be engaged members of their communities. 
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We embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming and accessible community built on our core values and beliefs. Our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, along with the President’s Task Force for Racial Equity and the Advisory Committee for Inclusivity, have set specific goals for addressing issues of inequality.
  • The amazing classes taught by brilliant professors gave me the knowledge needed to step into a full-time role at a company. Furthermore, the fact that the college was in NYC made me independent, courageous, and open-minded. Being an RA (Resident Advisor) developed my communication, organization, and prioritization skills, which are crucial to my current role. Also, the peer-to-peer relationships that I developed with my professors gave me the confidence and support for the future.

    Sofija Gligorov ’13

    Class of 2013 Valedictorian, Major in International Business and Economics

    Meet Sofija
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A few more scenes from Honors Day, including shots from our Pi Day Celebration, High Achieving First Year Student Reception, and student ...
A few more scenes from Honors Day, including shots from our Pi Day Celebration, High Achieving First Year Student Reception, and student panels. More to come! We’ve got soooo many great pics to share. #MMCPROUD
It's one of our favorite times of the year at MMC: Honors Day! We've been celebrating student achievements and impressive scholarly work ...
It’s one of our favorite times of the year at MMC: Honors Day! We’ve been celebrating student achievements and impressive scholarly work all day long, and we’re not through yet! Here’s a quick recap of the morning, but look out for more photos and videos. #MMCProud💙
Our alums keep us #MMCProud! We've got great news to report from the Classes of 2023, 2011, and 2002!  ? Melissa Ortiz '23 will...
Our alums keep us #MMCProud! We’ve got great news to report from the Classes of 2023, 2011, and 2002! 🔵 Melissa Ortiz ’23 will earn her master’s in Art Teacher Education from the Rhode Island School of Design in June. This month, she traveled to Minneapolis to present at the annual convention of @naea_arteducators, the leading professional membership organization for visual arts, design, and media arts education professionals. Her talk emphasized the importance of supporting students’ mental health and listening to emotion through student work. 🔵 Kevin Shimko ’11 recently started a new role as the Community Services Entertainment Superintendent of the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center and Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga, California. In this new position, he oversees the daily operations and artistic vision of the Lewis Family Playhouse, a 560-seat performing arts venue and theater presenting plays, musicals, dance, comedy, live music, and more. 🔵 Travis Johnides ’02 (right) is one-half of the acoustic punk duo Bitters and Distractions, which recently signed with the Berkeley, California-based record label Sell The Heart Records. Their album was just released on the label via all streaming services and on 7” vinyl record. Check their music out at bittersanddistractions.com. Congrats! 💙
What a day! Students and families who joined us for Accepted Students Day got to hear from our esteemed faculty and current students, tou...
What a day! Students and families who joined us for Accepted Students Day got to hear from our esteemed faculty and current students, tour campus, and meet Griffy! But what made the time extra special? Trips to local landmarks and fun group projects that tap into the creative energy of NYC! Those were led by MMC Interim President Peter Naccarato, Communication and Media Arts Professor and Chair Peter Schaefer, Theatre Arts Professor Emily Clark, Art and Art History Professor Jason Rosenfeld, Psychology Professor Nava Silton, Pre-Health Advisor Eugene Rubin, Natural Sciences Chair and Biology Professor Matthew Lundquist and Director of Recruitment and Admissions Dan Kuhlman. Phew! #GoGriffins!
We're holding Accepted Students Day events all day long--and we've been having a great time introducing families to MMC and NYC! Tag us i...
We’re holding Accepted Students Day events all day long–and we’ve been having a great time introducing families to MMC and NYC! Tag us in your posts! #GoGriffins #greatestcityonearth #NYCColleges
The Spring Semester at MMC is packed with incredible events, including @mmcdancedept's Dancers at Work (DAW) showcase.   See the lin...
The Spring Semester at MMC is packed with incredible events, including @mmcdancedept's Dancers at Work (DAW) showcase. See the link in our bio for tickets (in-person or livestream) and check out this snippet from student choreographer Rebecca Sherr ’26. Her piece "Embrace in Unity" will be featured in DAW's Program A April 12-13. Merde! Choreographer ~ @rebeccasherr Dancers ~ @nicoletrkula @madi.brice @august.olivia @josie__carp @amanda__romano @danidancepants Video ~ @eli_colado & @brookebarnesdance #marymountmanhattancollege #mmcdancersatwork #newyorkcity #NYCColleges #GoGriffins
We had a blast at our March 9 Accepted Students Day (see for yourself!), and we can't wait to meet more families this Sunday at MMC's Apr...
We had a blast at our March 9 Accepted Students Day (see for yourself!), and we can’t wait to meet more families this Sunday at MMC’s April 14 Accepted Students Day events. � � Be sure to RSVP! It’s your chance to meet faculty and current students, tour campus, and explore all that the College has to offer. And, with stops at nearby cultural landmarks and fun group projects, you’ll get a taste of what it’s like to go to College in the greatest city in the world. See the link in our bio for more info! #GoGriffins
A total eclipse of the ?! Griffins were out in full force today to watch the solar eclipse from 71st Street. Tag us in your pics!  Thanks...
A total eclipse of the 💙! Griffins were out in full force today to watch the solar eclipse from 71st Street. Tag us in your pics! Thanks to Professor @ambitiousjaze for the 📸 help!
Cheers all around! We've got great updates to share from the Classes of 2023, 2022, 2018, and 1997!  🔵 Digital Media and Video Pr...
Cheers all around! We've got great updates to share from the Classes of 2023, 2022, 2018, and 1997! 🔵 Digital Media and Video Production alum Krista Schuff ’23 is enrolled in the Disney College Program in Orlando, Florida, where she’s working as a PhotoPass photographer. 🔵 Jackie Leon ’22 is making their Broadway debut in Alicia Keys‘ musical Hell's Kitchen at the Shubert Theater. They play the role of Jessica—which they originated during the show's 2023-24 Off-Broadway run—and also appear in the ensemble. The show is in previews and has its opening night on April 20. For tickets, go to hellskitchen.com 🔵 As Dungeons & Dragons celebrates its 50th anniversary, an MMC alum is helping to bring the iconic game to life! Shelby Reilly ’18 is the assistant company manager at Dungeons & Dragons: The Twenty-Sided Tavern, an interactive show where the game is played in a party of 500 players. Previews start on April 19, and the show opens on May 5; go to thetwentysidedtavern.com for more! 🔵 Tara Bracco ’97 is the founder and producing artistic director of Poetic People Power, a spoken word group that combines poetry and activism. She’s also the editor of the new anthology Poetic People Power: Three Spoken Word Shows for Social Change, which explores the group’s shows about environmental heroes, women’s voices, and human rights abuses. For more, go to poeticpeoplepower.com. Congrats! #MMCProud! @mmctheatrearts @mmccommarts
New Yorkers who need assistance filing their returns this tax season are getting a helping hand from MMC's Business students.  The Colleg...
New Yorkers who need assistance filing their returns this tax season are getting a helping hand from MMC’s Business students. The College is participating in the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which provides free tax preparation services to low-income filers, people with disabilities, and limited English speakers. Under a partnership with the Food Bank for New York City, MMC students are serving as VITA tax preparers at the organization’s Tax and Finance Center in Manhattan and for its remote tax prep service through April 15. Each student has passed IRS certification exams and undergone hours of training. Since 2011, more than 40 MMC Business students have volunteered for the program, collectively preparing over 500 income tax returns. The College’s participation this year was organized by Associate Professor of Accounting and Assistant Business Division Chair Andrea Tsentides, MBA, CPA, who enlisted three of her students for the effort: Christina Newland ’25, Alana Gallante ’24, and Peter Nierenhausen ’24 (pictured above). Read the rest of the story at mmm.edu. Amazing job, everyone! #MMCProud
One college, one student body! Jessica Soble ’22 takes us to a special photo gallery in Nugent that honors how students at 71st Street an...
One college, one student body! Jessica Soble ’22 takes us to a special photo gallery in Nugent that honors how students at 71st Street and in MMC’s college programs at the Bedford Hills and Taconic correctional facilities for women come together. Visit mmm.edu to learn more! #GoGriffins
Applying to MMC? Which character on the Admissions Team will you choose to help make your application the best it can be? (FYI, you can't...
Applying to MMC? Which character on the Admissions Team will you choose to help make your application the best it can be? (FYI, you can’t go wrong—they’re all top-tier!) Go to mmm.edu/visitcampus to schedule a campus visit. #GoGriffins