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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,272
   Women 661 (52.0%)
   Men 611 (48.0%)
Graduate Students 326
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 71% of 2,431 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.29
SAT Math 435-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 430-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 18-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $42,910
  Tuition and Fees $30,802
  Room and Board $9,620
Average Percent of Need Met 86%
Average Freshman Award $30,084
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 82
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
North Manchester Population 6,012
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 94% of freshmen, 75% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
7.0% Black/African-American
5.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.6% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students 3.9% from 19 countries
First-Year Students Returning 68.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 49.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 71%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 13.0%