2023 College Guide: Manchester University

Manchester University

A well-rounded education Students at Manchester University start their journey of self-discovery, learning all about their chosen area of study—and they also learn to harness the core skills that will help them succeed in any career they choose. The world is ever changing, and knowing how to adapt is one of the qualities of the next generation’s leaders.

The Manchester experience is active and immersive. It encourages students to discover their passions and prepares them to become the kind of well-rounded graduates who stand out to potential employers. 

Learn by experience At Manchester, a classroom might be in a river performing environmental research, in New York singing on the stage of Carnegie Hall, or on a football field interning as an athletic trainer for a professional team. Students learn by doing firsthand with support from expert faculty who inspire and challenge them to better understand themselves and the world. 

Manchester offers rich study away opportunities. Studying away for a semester or year or traveling with a group during January session instills an understanding of how we fit into the world. It can be a life-changing experience. 

Together is better Shared experiences help to shape our lives, and Manchester is a safe and accepting community of 1,400 students who find common interests and form lifelong relationships. Professors get to know their students and teach them the power of discussing ideas respectfully and the value of contributing to their communities.

Student-athletes can take their love for athletics to the next level and participate in one or more of our 21 sports. And with more than 40 clubs and organizations, students explore their interests, develop leadership skills, gain resumé-worthy experience and have lots of fun!

Affordable excellence Manchester University does everything possible to make sure quality education is accessible. That’s why we invest in students with generous financial award packages. On average, a student receives $21,813 in scholarships and grants—that’s gift money that never has to be paid back.

In addition, we’ve locked annual tuition rates from the first day to give students and families a predictable total cost and make it easier to budget. You won’t experience a raise in tuition throughout the next four years! 

After Manchester Employers see Manchester graduates as problem-solvers and innovative thinkers, and they come to career fairs on campus to recruit them. It’s no wonder that 95 percent of graduates in the last five years were employed, in further studies or in full-time voluntary service within six months of graduation.

We encourage you to visit. It’s the best way to find out if our beautiful campus feels like a home away from home. Students who visit during their senior year earn an additional $2000 toward their tuition that will be applied over the next four years! 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962, 800-852-3648, manchester.edu

YEAR FOUNDED: 1889 / CURRENT ENROLLMENT: 1,217 / STUDENT-FACULTY RATIO: 14:1 / UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED: 70+ / MASTER’S DEGREES OFFERED: 4 / DOCTORAL DEGREES OFFERED: 1 / SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE: Accounting, Athletic Training, Business, Education, Exercise Science, Genome Sciences, Health Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Psychology / DISTANCE FROM DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS: 105 miles / IN-STATE/OUT-OF-STATE TUITION: $35,800 / PERCENTAGE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: 1 / TOP THREE AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS: Ranked #1 “Most Focused Colleges for Health/Medical Prep Programs in the Great Lakes Region” by College Factual; ranked #1 “Most Popular” and “Most Focused” Degree for Genome Sciences by College Factual; Ranked #4 among “Most Influential Universities in Indiana” by Academic Influence / AFFILIATED COLLEGES/SATELLITE CAMPUSES: Manchester University Fort Wayne

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