See what students say:


Manchester University offers students prestigious programs and dedicated faculty in a private liberal arts college that works hard to “make every learning experience meaningful and interesting.” Here, the nursing, business, pharmacy, and education programs get rave reviews, as do the study abroad opportunities. But “the hallmark of Manchester” are the professors, who are “absolutely fantastic” and “very supportive [in order to] make learning as easy as possible.” At MU, the professors “are basically your parent away from home,” helping you to “overcome any problem” and truly striving to get to know each and every student: “Most of the time you can just waltz into [their] office and meet them,” one attendee shares. While some note that the teaching style is lecture-heavy, others comment that “the small classroom sizes make it feel easier to focus and participate in class.” They also share that there is plenty of hands-on learning that takes place outside of the traditional learning styles, citing field trips, simulations, and even “taking turns teaching a subject to the class.” Overall, “You are not a number at Manchester, you’re a person with a name and a goal.”

Student Body

Generally, undergrads at Manchester are “reserved and focused on their studies,” but fortunately they represent “a good, interesting mix” of students who “want everyone to succeed.” With its smaller campus, “all students really get a chance to make long-lasting friendships” with other “fun, energetic, and caring” people who are “eager to help” each other. First years in particular find it “extremely easy to make new friends” as older students “are always looking out for them.” But regardless of year, the community is “an exceptional and diverse group of … individuals intent on making college a great experience.” As one shares, “We are all working towards the same goal … and I think that helps us work together.” Another grateful undergrad says, “Coming here from a small close-minded community changed my view of the world.”

Campus Life

There may be a lot of homework at MU, but “There’s always opportunity … to come out and enjoy college life outside academics.” For starters, students enjoy the “beautiful natural surroundings,” which mix “lots of greenery [with] a calm, peaceful atmosphere.” So, in good weather, “people play outdoors or enjoy the sunlight by sitting in hammocks.” Even when stuck inside, each resident hall is well-equipped with ways to pass the time, including pool tables, basketball hoops, or table tennis. There are also “campus events with free food” for anyone interested. While some students express concerns that there isn’t enough to do in the neighboring town, others comment that there are a few options—a movie theater and a mall are two most commonly noted—to enjoy “on a weekly or monthly basis.” But regardless of where they find their entertainment, students are quick to point out that the school provides a “home-like feeling” in “such a small town.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Jill Biehl
Visit coordinator

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



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Jean Childs Young Intercultural Center
Funderburg Library
Wilbur's Cafe/Lounge
Jo Young Switzer Center (student union)
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

Information Sessions

as part of visit

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

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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).


Applicants: 4,707
Acceptance Rate: 56%
Average HS GPA: 3.40



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