The ELS Center New York - Riverdale in Riverdale, NY - ELS 
college of mount saint vincent

Riverdale, New York, United States

New York – Riverdale | College of Mount Saint Vincent

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About This Center


ELS New York – Riverdale is on the campus of the College of Mount Saint Vincent (CMSV). The campus overlooks the Hudson River and is located in the Riverdale section of New York City, a safe and residential community only 40 minutes from the culture, entertainment, tourist attractions, and business opportunities of Manhattan. 

Special Feature: University Certificate Program

While enrolled in the ELS English for Academic Purposes program (Level 107 and up), you can take selected courses at the College of Mount Saint Vincent through the University Certificate Program. This unique and valuable opportunity is available as part of an academic year abroad.

6301 Riverdale Ave., Riverdale, New York, United States

Great Things to See and Do

  • The Bronx Zoo: The largest urban zoo in the world features over 4,000 animals in large, realistic habitats.
  • Yankee Stadium: Watch a baseball game and visit Monument Park, which honors some of this famous team’s greatest players.
  • New York Botanical Garden: Enjoy 18,000 different plant species in this magnificent garden.

New York – Riverdale | College of Mount Saint Vincent

(718) 796-6325

  • Partner University
    • College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • Housing Options
    • Homestay
    • Student Residence (On Campus)
  • City Environment
  • Suburban

Housing Options


ELS/NY-Riverdale has an extensive, popular, and safe Homestay Program. Students enjoy a wide variety of homestay options. Commute times may be 30-40 minutes by public transportation, and not all homestays are within walking distance.

  • Cost per Session
  • $1120, $1292
  • Occupancy
  • Single
  • Meal Credits
  • 14 meals per week. Lunch and dinner are included during the weekdays. Two meals a day are included on weekends.

Student Residence (On Campus)

Shared dorm rooms are located in Mastronardi Hall, which is conveniently located just a few minutes¿ walk from the ELS Center. ELS students are housed in the same dormitory as CMSV students, so there are ample opportunities to socialize with College students. This option includes meal credits which can be used at the two on-campus cafeterias. Bathrooms and showers are on each floor and are shared. Each room includes beds, dressers, desks, and closets. Linens are also included with the room. Self-service laundry machines are available for use at no extra cost to dorm students.
Student parking is available for an extra charge. Those students who stay in the dormitory need to submit an MMR immunization record. While it is preferable that students get their immunizations done in their home country, MMRs can be done at a clinic near campus.
Each dormitory has 24-hour security desk.. There is also security at the entrance to the campus. Each floor has 2 resident assistants (1 for approx. 30 students).

  • Cost per Session
  • $1552
  • Occupancy
  • Triple
  • Meal Credits
  • Students receive $452 in meal credits per session, included in the price of the dormitory.

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