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Manchester University

North Manchester, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate59%
Acceptance Rate59%

About Manchester University

Manchester University Overview

Manchester University is a private, religious school in a small town setting in North Manchester, Indiana. Manchester University was founded in 1889 and the school currently enrolls around 1,084 students per year, including 1,084 undergrads. Manchester University offers on-campus housing for up to 1,000 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 50% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Activities at Manchester University

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Manchester University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Manchester University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Manchester University does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Manchester University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Manchester University on the Student Life page.

2022 Manchester University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 59%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Tuition $34,504
Percent of Need Met 85%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $31,865

Is Manchester University a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better idea of what Manchester University offers and if the college might be the right college for you.

Manchester University Acceptance Rate 2022

Manchester University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 59% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 4,253 students applied to Manchester University and 2,523 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Manchester University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Manchester University, around 60% return for the next year. Around 53% of students who started at Manchester University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Manchester University Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Manchester University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 50% of graduates from Manchester University recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Recent Manchester University grads have an average starting salary of $31,385 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Manchester University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Manchester University's endowment was valued at $60.2 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $9,839 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Manchester University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Manchester University meets 85% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $31,865 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $33,838 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Manchester University.

Based on this information, is Manchester University the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Manchester University a good school for you?

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Where is Manchester University Located?

Manchester University is located in the small town setting of North Manchester, Indiana.

If you are interested in seeing Manchester University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 30 to North Manchester, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Fort Wayne International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Manchester University and North Manchester are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Manchester University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Manchester University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Manchester University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Manchester University ACT Scores

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Manchester University SAT Scores

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Manchester University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$45,198

In State

$45,198

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$34,504
$34,504
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$10,694
$10,694
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Manchester University is like? There are approximately 1,084 students enrolled at Manchester University. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 83% percent are from IN and 17% percent of students are from other states.

99%

Full Time

1%

Part Time

83%

In State

17%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,084

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

59%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$34,504

Out-of-State

$34,504

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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