Manchester University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Manchester University
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Manchester University Admissions Overview:

Manchester University has an acceptance rate of 71%. Students with good grades, solid test scores, and an impressive resume have a good chance of being admitted to the school. To apply, prospective students will need to submit an application, scores from the SAT or ACT, and official high school transcripts.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Manchester University Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Manchester University Description:

Manchester University, formerly known as Manchester College, is an independent, Church of the Brethren liberal arts university located in North Manchester, Indiana. The university recently opened a satellite campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to house the Manchester University College of Pharmacy. North Manchester is affectionately known as "Small Town USA," offering students the comfort of a small-town environment with the city of Fort Wayne less than an hour away from the 125-acre main campus. Manchester offers more than 55 areas of study for undergraduate students, including popular programs in accounting, elementary education, pre-medicine and exercise science. Graduate programs include master’s degrees in athletic training and education and a doctor of pharmacy. Students are active in more than 60 clubs and organizations, and the university emphasizes community service, regularly earning a spot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Manchester Spartans field 19 teams in the NCAA Division III Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,598 (1,272 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,802
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,862
  • Other Expenses: $1,488
  • Total Cost: $43,152

Manchester University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 80%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,179
    • Loans: $7,275

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Exercise Science, Pre-Medicine, Sport Management

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 59%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 49%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Manchester University Mission Statement:

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"Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition."

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