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.

    Sofija Gligorov ’13

    Class of 2013 Valedictorian, Major in International Business and Economics

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Ahhh, summer in the city! It might be hot and humid, but there are tons of ways to cool off here ...
Ahhh, summer in the city! It might be hot and humid, but there are tons of ways to cool off here in NYC, like an ice cream cone in some Central Park shade! What are some of your favorite summer activities? • • • Students: please be sure to submit your vaccination info before the deadline on August 1. Our vaccination numbers are immensely important to devising our health and safety protocols. Link in our bio!
Pssst...this is a gentle reminder to all MMC students to submit your vaccination info or complete...
Pssst…this is a gentle reminder to all MMC students to submit your vaccination info or complete an application for exemption before the deadline! Residential students must submit information by July 18. Off-campus students have until August 1. This info is required — we’ve got NYC adventures and learning to get to! Click the link in our bio to submit. If you have questions, please email Safety@mmm.edu to talk with someone on the Health and Safety team. See you soon, Griffins!
All of us at MMC are excited for the return to campus this August, with plans to have 80 percent ...
All of us at MMC are excited for the return to campus this August, with plans to have 80 percent of our classes in-person or blended. As announced a few weeks ago, the College is requiring all students to submit vaccination information or an application for exception. We’re happy to announce that this submission process is now ready! Please check your MMC email for info from the College’s Health and Safety team with more details, as well as important updates to our campus protocols. A direct link to our vaccination webpage can be found at the link in our bio. COVID vaccines are safe and effective. Help us get back to what we love doing – like enjoying the sunshine with friends on the terrace! #GoGriffins #GettheShot #COVID19 #MarymountManhattan
It?s definitely summer in NYC ??Be careful in the heat this week and be sure to stay hydrated, Gr...
It’s definitely summer in NYC �Be careful in the heat this week and be sure to stay hydrated, Griffins!
This week’s #Throwback photo shows a massive crowd of NYC Pride Parade participants in Manhattan during the 25th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in 1994. This coming weekend in New York City will see the 51st Annual Pride Parade and will honor the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The riots began in the early morning of June 28, 1969 in response to a police raid — which were common in the 60s — and violence against the popular bar's queer patrons. Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, both trans women of color, and Stormé DeLarverie, a biracial lesbian, are often credited for starting the riots, which in turn kicked off the United States’ larger and decades-long Gay Rights movement. Pride would not be what it is without these women. This year’s theme, "The Fight Continues," reflects the multitude of battles our country and city have fought this past year, including the coronavirus pandemic, police brutality, violence again trans POC, economic hardship, climate disasters, voting and civil rights issues, and more. While there is much more work to be done, we wish our entire community a safe, healthy, and joyful Pride celebration! 🏳️‍🌈 #mmcsoproud #Pride #PrideHistory #MarymountManhattanCollege
MMC is excited to announce the opening of the College?s new Intercultural Center. Located in Cars...
MMC is excited to announce the opening of the College’s new Intercultural Center. Located in Carson Hall 412, the IC will serve as a space of safety and empowerment for students from systemically minoritized groups across intersecting identities, including race, ethnicity, nationality/geographic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, faith, creed, ability, and age.   The IC will continue to provide a dedicated prayer room and programming related to religion and spirituality as vital elements of culture.   The IC will be integral to supporting and sustaining our collective efforts to cultivate an authentically diverse and inclusive campus environment by providing a wide array of resources, programming, and experiences focused on community building, social support, and social justice competency. Thank you to the IC Development Team and all of those who made this important space possible. Learn more about the space at mmm.edu/IC. We look forward to seeing you there!
Happy Primary Day, New York City! As always, we?re proud to serve as an official voting location ...
Happy Primary Day, New York City! As always, we’re proud to serve as an official voting location for the Upper East Side and look forward to seeing our neighbors as they cast their preferences for NYC’s next mayor. #GoGriffins #Vote #NYCmayor
Wishing a very happy and healthy Father?s Day to you and yours, from all of us at MMC!
Wishing a very happy and healthy Father’s Day to you and yours, from all of us at MMC!
Happy Juneteenth, MMC! In 2020, Juneteenth became an official College holiday for all students, f...
Happy Juneteenth, MMC! In 2020, Juneteenth became an official College holiday for all students, faculty, and staff to honor freedom and the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. This year, we continue the tradition and will observe Juneteenth on Monday, June 21. Our Main Campus buildings and administrative offices will be closed, and classes will not meet. Juneteenth continues to serve as a celebration of Black heritage, history, and pride, and MMC proudly pays tribute to the generations of activists who have made the holiday possible and long-lasting. Click the “Latest News” tab at the link in our bio for more resources, including the history of #Juneteenth, its flag, and its impact.
Hey Griffins! Summer has just begun, but we miss you already! We hope you're keeping cool in a po...
Hey Griffins! Summer has just begun, but we miss you already! We hope you’re keeping cool in a pool like these MMC students did way back in 1953. Did you know that MMC used to have a pool on the 8th floor? #ThrowbackThursday
We're thrilled to witness the reinvigoration of New York City after such a long 15 months ? we ho...
We’re thrilled to witness the reinvigoration of New York City after such a long 15 months — we hope our community has been able to enjoy the beginning of summer with renewed hope and energy! 🌿 MMC was excited to see that several of our community members joined our Upper East Side neighbors for this past weekend’s Art and Music Fair, sponsored by Community Board 8’s “City Canvas” initiative. Click the “latest news” tab in our link in bio to read more about @alicia_steeves, @mrcaitillustration, and Cheryl Kaplan’s beautiful work!
Hey incoming students! Start your MMC experience strong with CityEdge Jump Start, our unique coll...
Hey incoming students! Start your MMC experience strong with CityEdge Jump Start, our unique college readiness program custom built for you. Earn academic credit and explore NYC, like these Griffins did a few years ago during their Jump Start #ThrowbackThursday Program runs Aug 1-21. Register for a June 29 info session by clicking the link in our bio.