About Manchester

MU at a Glance


First, a few basics. Manchester University offers more than 70 areas of undergraduate study, four master's programs (accountancy, athletic training, nutrition and nutrigenomics, and pharmacogenomics), a professional doctorate in pharmacy, and a dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics to about 1,300 students from 21 states and 9 countries. The independent, liberal arts school is located in North Manchester, Ind., where 76 percent of the students live on the 120-acre campus. Our four-year Doctor of Pharmacy Program, as well as the Athletic Training and Pharmacogenomics Master's Programs, are on the Manchester University Fort Wayne location.

Manchester has deep roots in the Church of the Brethren; about 6 percent of the students are members of the denomination.

College guides love Manchester. Year after year, Manchester receives acclaim from popular guides for college-bound students for its exceptional academic program. The 2021 America’s Best Colleges guide of U.S.News & World Report ranks Manchester University as tied for #1 in Indiana for “Best Undergraduate Teaching,” and #10 nationally. MU has received the “Best College” ranking for 25 consecutive years. The Princeton Review college guide also consistently ranks Manchester as a "Best in the Midwest." 

Fulbrights galore. A total of 30 Manchester graduates have received the U.S. government's prestigious Fulbright grants to study and teach away. In addition, two Manchester faculty members have done research away as Fulbright Scholars. 

MU grads get jobs. Year after year – within six months of their commencement – nearly 95 percent of Manchester graduates enter the work force, continue their education full-time or join full-time voluntary service.* MU offers its undergraduate students an “employment guarantee” – if they have taken advantage of Manchester's services and opportunities and still don’t have a job within six months of graduation, they may return for a year, tuition-free.

*5-year average based on a 93 percent knowledge rate

We grow CPAs. Manchester is legendary for producing well-prepared professionals who are offered full-time positions months before they graduate

Our pre-med students aren't average. Biology and chemistry students leave Manchester University ready for medical school. Over the last five years, 79 percent of Manchester graduates who applied to med school were accepted. The national average is about 41 percent. 

Peace: We have some ideas about non-violent resolution to conflict. Manchester is home to the world's first peace studies program and to one of the earliest environmental studies programs. Each May, at least half of our graduating seniors sport green ribbons on their gowns, signifying they have joined the Graduation Pledge Alliance:

“I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organization for which I work.”

And we sing in cool places. Manchester's A Cappella Choir performs in impressive venues, including Carnegie Hall and the Vatican in Rome.

Fast Facts About Manchester

North Manchester, Ind. (residential campus); second location in Fort Wayne, Ind.
1,300 students from 21 states and 9 countries

Majors and minors
More than 70 areas of undergraduate, graduate and professional study 

Degrees offered
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Associate of Arts, Master of Athletic Training, Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, Master of Science in Nutrition and Nutrigenomics, Master of Accountancy, Doctor of Pharmacy, dual degree in pharmacy/pharmacogenomics 

21 NCAA Div. III varsity sports

Clubs and organizations
More than 40 student organizations

Religious affiliation
Church of the Brethren

Financial aid
100 percent of new undergraduate students receive financial aid. The average amount of our financial aid is $21,813 per student

Success rates
94.6 percent employed, in further studies or in voluntary service within six months of graduation (5-year average based on a 93 percent knowledge rate)

Student to faculty ratio
14.5 to 1