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Manchester University is a private institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,297, 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 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 18. Its tuition and fees are $26,746 (2012-13).
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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!
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Church of the Brethren|
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 64.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||64.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Manchester University is 16:1, and the school has 52.4 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; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.2 percent.
Manchester University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,297, with a gender distribution of 47.3 percent male students and 52.7 percent female students. At this school, 73.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 27.0 percent of students live off campus. Manchester University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|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|
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|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Manchester University, 86.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,268.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$26,746 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,500 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data