Manchester University

North Manchester, IN

Manchester, founded in 1889, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 124-acre campus is located one mile from downtown North Manchester, 35 miles west of Fort Wayne.

Website: www.manchester.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,262
Undergraduate
Students
(51.5%) 650 Women
(48.5%) 612 Men
310
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
62% of 4,115 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.38
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
18-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$45,076
Tuition and Fees
$32,758
Room and Board
$9,580
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Freshman Award
$31,221
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,920
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
76
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

North Manchester Population
6,012
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
73% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.6% White
3.4% Unknown
International Students
3.6% from 19 countries
First-Year Students Returning
63.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.6%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 1 2
History 1 2
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
604 East College Avenue
City, State, Zip
North Manchester, IN 46962-1225
Phone
(260) 982-5055
Fax
(260) 982-5043
E-mail
admitinfo@manchester.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Rank in upper 50% of high school class required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
62% of 4,115 applicants were admitted
Women
65% of 2,278 applicants were admitted
Men
57% of 1,837 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
457 (18%) of 2,541 admitted students enrolled
Women
218 (15%) of 1,485 admitted students enrolled
Men
239 (23%) of 1,056 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.38
3.75 and Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
18-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
29%
Score of 18 - 23
48%
Score of 12 - 17
20%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 17%
Top quarter: 39%
Top half: 74%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$45,076
Tuition and Fees
$32,758
Room and Board
$9,580
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,488
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001820
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
378 (95.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
353 (93.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
353 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
77 (21.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$31,221
Need-Based Gift
Received by 353 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,868
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 307 (87.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,236
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 77 (21.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
25 (6.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,558

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,132 (93.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,043 (92.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,041 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
127 (12.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$30,161
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,041 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,312
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 902 (86.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,425
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 127 (12.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
67 (5.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,676

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
85%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,920
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Parents of Current Students, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
76
Part-Time Faculty
36
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
59%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 62% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
226
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Genomic Sciences

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Pharmacy

Location and Setting


North Manchester Population
6,012
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
125 acres

Weather

Temperature
15.3 average low in January, 80.9 average high in September
Rain
132 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Warsaw
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Warsaw

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
73% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
27%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Not available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
locked residence hall entrances

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x      
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving     x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cheerleading    
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, college of business club, manchester university athletic training club, fellowship of christian athletes, student education association, pre-professionals of science club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,262
Women
650 (51.5%)
Men
612 (48.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,244
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.6% White
3.4% Unknown
International Students.
3.6% from 19 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
310

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
63.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
53.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
57.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Average Starting Salary
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.6%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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