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At Manchester University, a small liberal arts school in North Manchester, Indiana, students receive "an educational experience that prepares you for the real world." Current undergraduates emphasize that Manchester also focuses on character, producing "well-rounded students with compassion who will be able to go out to the world and make a difference." Its "education program is top notch," and education majors boast that they receive "real, on-site experience within our first year!" "The science programs are fairly well known and respected," as well. Manchester offers an "excellent Jan-term course option where students take a single intensive course for the month of January, which allows students to travel abroad who might not get to travel abroad otherwise." A low student-to-faculty ratio means that it is "very easy to meet with professors and get one on one time." Students are satisfied by the rigor of their coursework: "My classes have been challenging but interesting, and I feel that getting a decent grade is an accomplishment." Manchester faculty members "are very passionate about their subjects" and students feel they are getting "a high-quality education" where they "actually learn knowledge instead of just [memorizing] it before the exam." Overall, students agree that "Manchester is all about providing opportunities to not only advance one's education but also to develop as a person."

Student Body

A large amount of my peers are also from neighboring towns within the Midwest," one Midwest native tells us; nonetheless, Manchester University hosts "many international students, lots of faith traditions, [and] various economic backgrounds." Students are friendly and welcoming, and "most have an open mind about everyone and everything. But when they have a strong belief [. . .] they stand up for it." Small class sizes and the small campus mean that students get to know one another fairly quickly. One student who "served as orientation leader for two consecutive years" tells us that "Manchester also has a particularly safe and welcoming community [. . .] and there is a distinguishable time during the first years fall semester where they let their guard down, realize that they can leave purses and laptop on lunch tables, and that making friends only takes a single conversation while waiting in line!" For some, the transition happens more quickly. According to one first-year student, "Within a week of my first year, I felt home."

Campus Life

Manchester University students tell us they spend most their time studying and pursuing co-curricular activities. But in their free time they "usually have meals together as friends, go see movies" and visit nearby "Fort Wayne or Huntington on the weekends," where they can find malls, restaurants "a nice night life, and [a] wide variety of things to do like laser tag or rock climbing." "The town around the school is not very lively, so many times you have to find things to do around campus and with your friends," but luckily "Manchester has many clubs for students to get involved" in addition to events put on by the Manchester Activities Council (MAC) "like magicians, hypnotists, bonfires, glow-in-the-dark dance parties, and mud volleyball."

Overview

Applicants
2,431
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average HS GPA
3.29

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
25%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
430 - 540
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
435 - 550
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
420 - 510

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 30

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Recommendation(s)

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
113
with Terminal Degree
82

9
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
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

Notable Faculty

Dr. Jerry E. Sweeten
Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences

Dr. Timothy A. Ogden
Professor and Department Chair, Accounting and Business

Dr. Mark J. Angelos
Professor, History

Ejenobo R. Oke
Assistant Professor, Art

Dr. Mary P. Lahman
Professor, Communications

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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

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

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 18

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,878

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,528

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,304

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
87%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,011

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$25,031

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$30,450
Required Fees
$1,210
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,514
Transportation for Commuters
$3,888

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,880
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,272
Foreign Countries Represented
19

Demographics

1.59%
Asian
6.70%
African-American
5.58%
Hispanic
77.43%
Caucasian
3.99%
International

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

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
78%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Rural

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
66
Number of Honor Societies
3

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
6

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

25% participate in intramural sports
39% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Spartans)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
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


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
No

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 & HP

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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