About Manchester University

Founded in 1889, Manchester University. is a Private college. Located in Indiana, which is a city setting in Indiana, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,272 full time undergraduate students, and 326 full time graduate students.

The Manchester University Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 103 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Manchester University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate70%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range865-1090
ACT Range18-30

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,25% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 16 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

87% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 52% were in the top quarter, and 23% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Manchester University.

8%
“We”re apathetic”
12%
“We know about current events and vote”
69%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
12%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
8%
“Sometimes, but not often”
73%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
19%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
78%
“I feel extremely safe”
23%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
42%
“We bought the gear”
35%
“We live for the big game”
12%
“It”s not really our thing”
4%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
27%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
42%
“They keep regular office hours”
54%
“They”re always available”
88%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
4%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
8%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
15%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
65%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
15%
“We only party on weekends”
4%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
23%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
69%
“There might be people who do”
4%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
8%
“We”re apathetic”
12%
“We know about current events and vote”
69%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
12%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
8%
“Sometimes, but not often”
73%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
19%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
78%
“I feel extremely safe”
23%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
42%
“We bought the gear”
35%
“We live for the big game”
12%
“It”s not really our thing”
4%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
27%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
42%
“They keep regular office hours”
54%
“They”re always available”
88%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
4%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
8%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
15%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
65%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
15%
“We only party on weekends”
4%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
23%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
69%
“There might be people who do”
4%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    60 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    46 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    63 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    63 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    63 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    63 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    63 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    63 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

Manchester University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Manchester University?

33 Students rated Manchester University

James - 06/08/2024

Whenever I visited Manchester, I love that atmosphere everyone around me was very positive and welcoming, and I would love to be a part of this program. I will be continuing my education at Manchester Univeristy in the fall of 2024 at Manchester I will participate in football and track and field.

Ethan - 07/20/2023

It is a nice and quiet university with a very good learning environment. The student body is a nice and small size so drama can spread easily. The athletic program is very good which it ranges to all sports which are decent. The dorms are okay but the suites are pricey

jessica - 12/02/2020

Decent for someone prepared to enter into a small area. Some people struggle with the lack of diversity and the town itself needs some help becoming more culturally competent if they are going to welcome and encourage students of other cultures or races to attend.

Chance - 06/19/2020

Very good University overall. The food is wonderful. The extra curricular activities are great as well as the support system from not only the fans but the coaches as well. The professors are always available majority of the time when we need their help. It’s all just fantastic.

Manchester University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Manchester University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Manchester University is 70%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I was in high school, and knowing what I know now, I would tell myself to always work hard to get what I wanted. I would study harder than what was asked of myself and to persevere. I don't think we realize in high school how important the studying was, until we are in college and then realize why the teachers asked so much of us. I would tell myself that entering college and moving away from home would be a little stressful at first, but to get involved with activities, meet new friends and have fun.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are very friendly and very into what they are doing.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Manchseter College is friendly, diverse place where there is plenty of room to grow into the adult you want to be.

    Read all  13 answers
  5. What's unique about your campus?

    I like the small community atmosphere. I enjoy the fact that I know the names of my professors and fellow classmates, as well as the majority of the staff.

    Read all  11 answers
  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Manchester University is very receptive of all types of people.

    Read all  10 answers
  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Manchester College is best known for the individual attention provided by faculty to students.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I think a person who is used to the city fast-paced life would not enjoy Manchester College, but that's not to say we haven't had many students from New York City and Chicago who have came, graduated, and become sucessful because of Manchester College.

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The professor attention and practical experience.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing is that it is small and country. The athletic facilities are below average.

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Manchester is great if you want to be an Accountant, Elementary teacher, Physical Trainer, or Chemist. However, most of the other programs leave a lot to be desired. The study abroad program is very popular for students, although in many instances it is cost prohibitive. Manchester is very generous with scholarships, but increases their tuition each year substantially so you end up paying quite a bit by your senior year. Further, Manchester typically attracts a very limited scope of students, most of them from small towns in Indiana and not necessarily the "top of the class."

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    how hard school was going to be

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  13. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I don't think that I have any negative comments about my school. verything is graeat and it provides me with a lot of help and opportuities that I need to excel and be prepared for life after college.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Most of the professors went to Manchester and grew up in the immediate area surrounding the school. Most of the students are not competitive and prefer to just let things happen. The Political Science Department only has two full time professors, both of whom are very good; but offer a limited scope of knowledge outside of what they've taught the last 20-25 years. The curriculum in general is not very difficult, although some programs are harder than others.

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Most students prefer to stay in small groups when hanging out. You'll find there's a small, select group of students who control most of the organizations. The Student-Education-Association (future teachers) is a great group, and really works hard in the community. Most of the dorms are very free and fun, although Helman and Oakwood Halls are usually much more quiet and "closed up." There are no frats or sororities on campus, and I live off campus and like it much better.

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    When I tell people I go to Manchester they usually think "wow, that's a great school" because they hear about how much it costs to go there. Or they think I went to school in England. Most of the time I'm on campus I'm in class because I prefer not to be on campus if I don't have to be. The administration really don't care what the students think and are more concerned with starting satellite campuses than making improvements to the main campus. Most recently the Student Government Association decided to ban smoking on campus which created a small uproar, but for the most part students have very little pride in the school (except the ones who are paid to - aka 'student ambassadors') and therefore don't really care about the decisions of the SGA.

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  17. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    None of them.

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Some stereotypes are that all Manchester students are from the top of their high school classes, they're all extremely involved in campus activities, they're all very liberal, and that the town of North Manchester is very inclusive of the college.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I currently do not know of a stereotype of students here at my school.

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Student Body

Students

52%

female

48%

male

1,272

Total Undergrad Enrollment

326

Total Grad Students

10%

Out-Of-State

84%

In-State

6%

International

Organizations

47

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

76%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
7%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
77%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Manchester University receive some sort of financial aid. 40% were awarded federal grants. While 80% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$30,802

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$9,862

Room and Board

41,664

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$16,802
$30 - $48K
$19,422
$48 - $75K
$20,783
$75 - $110K
$22,297
$110K & UP
$27,417

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