Manchester University

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604 E. College Avenue

North Manchester, IN 46962

Phone: (260) 982-5000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#22 Overall Score: 70 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Manchester University is a private institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,257, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 125 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Manchester University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 22. Its tuition and fees are $27,920 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Manchester College seeks to graduate persons who possess both abilities - the skills needed for graduate school or their first job - and convictions - the values that will shape their life choices and contributions. Over the past five years, 94.4% of our graduates have been employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. If they aren't, our employment guarantee offers a year of classes - tuition free!

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1889
Religious affiliation Church of the Brethren
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $42,936,451


When applying to Manchester University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Manchester University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 64.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Manchester University is 15:1, and the school has 55.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Manchester University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Social Sciences; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 44%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 25%
Education 13%
Health Professions and Related Programs 10%
Social Sciences 7%
Psychology 5%

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Student Life

Manchester University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,257, with a gender distribution of 48.4 percent male students and 51.6 percent female students. At this school, 72 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 28 percent of students live off campus. Manchester University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,345
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Manchester University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Manchester University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Manchester University, 77 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Manchester University.

Students who have cars on campus 77%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Manchester University, 86.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,591.

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Tuition and fees $27,920 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,250 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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