Students Say

Manchester College is a small private school, "well known for its accounting and business programs," as well as a host of majors in the liberal arts. Many students choose Manchester for its "inspiring history," commitment to social issues, or religious affiliation with the Church of the Brethren.

Overview

Applicants
2,551
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average HS GPA
3.36

GPA Breakdown

24%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
440 - 540
SAT Math
450 - 560
SAT Writing
420 - 515
ACT Composite
19 - 24

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)

Overall

Students Say

Manchester College is a small private school, "well known for its accounting and business programs," as well as a host of majors in the liberal arts. Many students choose Manchester for its "inspiring history," commitment to social issues, or religious affiliation with the Church of the Brethren. Indeed, there is a strong dedication to service throughout the school community, and, among other claims to fame, Manchester "was the first college in the nation to have a peace studies program." From psychology to environmental studies, "Professors…are really passionate about what they teach," and they take advantage of the school's small class sizes to promote "more than just information retention; critical thinking is key to success in many programs." The teaching staff is largely local, and "Most of them went to Manchester" as undergraduates, which helps contribute to the school's strong sense of community. Faculty "has your best interests at heart" and they all work hard to "create a comfortable learning environment" where students can excel. All Manchester professors keep "regular office hours," and "If you are having trouble, you can always meet with your professors, almost any time of day." Manchester undergrads prepare for the real world during college, thanks to the school's "commitment to experiential learning" and strong study abroad programs, which help assure that "every student has the right tools and resources to succeed after college." At the same time, students note that "some of the facilities need to be updated," including science labs and classrooms.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
97
with Terminal Degree
68

5
Minority
1
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
48%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Small Business Administration/Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

  • Engineering

  • Engineering, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Rhetoric and Composition

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Comparative Literature
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Gerontology
  • International/Global Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Andrew Cordier
Former Secretary of U.N.

Paul Flory
Nobel Prize Winner

Roy Plunkett
Inventor of teflon

Jane Henney
Former Commissioner of FDA

Gene Likens
Discovered acid rain

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
86
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,312

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,939

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,315

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,141

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
85%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$21,353

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$27,000
Required Fees
$920
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,497
Transportation for Commuters
$3,600

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

The majority of students at Manchester are Midwesterners, often hailing from "more rural locations of northern Indiana/southern Michigan." While many kids come from a similar background, there are "active and vocal minority groups" on campus, and most undergraduates are "liberal and accepting of things that are different." "There are no sororities or fraternities" at Manchester, but there are "ample opportunities to meet new people" through clubs and activities. Students observe a "wide variety of personalities" at the school, and most undergrads "have their own group of friends," based on spiritual beliefs or extracurricular interests. In particular, "Nearly all the students here are athletes," and they usually become close with their teammates. However, "If not involved with some sort of official sport or club/intramural sport, students interact through clubs." Politically, "There are the very liberal outspoken students, often from the peace studies major," as well as "a lot of conservative business students from northern Indiana."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,257
Out of State
12%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
15

Demographics

1.15%
Asian
4.18%
African-American
4.91%
Hispanic
86.16%
Caucasian
2.29%
International

52% female
48% male
12% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Life is relaxed and rewarding at Manchester. Most students prioritize their studies during the week, holing up with a book in the "study rooms and lounges across campus." The Manchester Activities Council keeps students entertained with intermittent events, like "magicians, comedians, movies, bingo, or athletic events." In addition, "A lot of people go to praise jam," play intramural sports, or use the fitness facilities in their free time. "The school is in the middle of a cornfield" and surrounding "North Manchester itself is not a very compelling town." Therefore, "Most students leave campus on the weekend," either to visit home or to look for some fun in the bigger cities of Fort Wayne, Wabash, or Warsaw. As a result, "Weekend nights can get boring," and many students simply "hang around the dorms and play video games, board games, and card games." Others get creative by planning "Wal-mart scavenger hunts" or "sledding on trash can lids in the snow." In addition, "There are quite a few partiers" who "go out to house parties or one of the two bars we have in town." While students would appreciate "more frequent social activities," Manchester students agree that the overall quality of life is excellent.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
75%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
73
First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Rural
Fire safety rating
74

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Denise L.S. Howe, Ed.S.

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
62
Number of Honor Societies
3

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
6

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

33% participate in intramural sports
34% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Spartans)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Spartans)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Student run organization: United Sexualities

Minority Support Groups: Student run organizations: African Student Association Asian Awareness Association Black Student Union Hispano Unidos Manchester University International Association

Sustainability

Green Rating
69

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
75

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
3

Average Number of PC's per Lab
32

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
77%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Special pricing to match Manchester University’s wholesale price for Apple & Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jill Biehl
Visit coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
604 College Avenue
N. Manchester, IN 46962

Phone
800-852-3648

Email
admitinfo@manchester.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Athletic Facilities
Residence Halls
College Union
Petersime Chapel
Science Center
The campus is located on a well maintained wooded 125 acres.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown area
Fort Wayne shopping and dining

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 8am to 5pm Mon-Fri, 8am-Noon Sat
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
as part of visit

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
admitinfo@manchester.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest airport is Ft. Wayne International Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the North From US 30, take State Road 13 south to North Manchester. As you enter town, turn left/south on East Street. You will drive into the heart of campus. From the South From US24, take State Road 13 north to North Manchester. Cross State Road 114 and continue around to the north side of town. Turn right/south on East Street Street. You will be driving into the heart of campus. From the East From I-69, take US24 south to State Road 114. Turn west on State Road 114 and drive to North Manchester. As you enter town (immediately after crossing the Eel River), turn right/north on Wayne Street. When you reach College Avenue, you are at the southwest corner of campus. From the West Option 1. From US31, take US24 east to State Road 13 north. See directions "From the South" above. Option 2. From US31, take State Road 14 east through Rochester until it becomes State Road 114 in Akron. Continue on State Road 114 to North Manchester. Turn left/north on State Road 13 and continue around to the north side of town. Turn right/south on East Street. You will be driving into the center of campus.

Local Accommodations
Manchester University - Guest housing when available; Fruit Basket Inn Bed and Breakfast (260-982-2443); and Treeway Inn (260-982-9090).
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Key Stats

2,551
Applicants
1,257
Size
74%
Acceptance Rate
1000
SAT Scores

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