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Manchester University

North Manchester, IN 4-Year Private

About Manchester University

Manchester University is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of North Manchester, IN

Founded in 1889, Manchester University currently enrolls around 1,530 students a year, including 1,191 undergrads. The institution runs on a 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term) academic calendar.

Manchester University's endowment was valued at $60,186,210 in 2021. The school spends $9,839 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Manchester University

Acceptance rate: 59%

Average GPA: 3.41

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Manchester University Acceptance Rate

Manchester University is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 59 percent of all applicants are admitted to Manchester University each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.41 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Manchester University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

About 60 percent of students who start at Manchester University return the next year. Out of the 372 students who started at Manchester University as first-time freshman, 166 graduate within four years.

Around 57 percent 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 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 50 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $31,385 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $33,838 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Manchester University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Manchester University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

604 East College Avenue North Manchester, IN 46962-1225

Campus Setting: Small Town

Manchester University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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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.

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Manchester University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Manchester University is like? There are approximately 1,530 students enrolled at Manchester University, including 1,191 undergraduate students and 339 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 83% percent are from IN and 17% percent of students are from other states.


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