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Manchester University In the Rankings

The 2016 America’s Best Colleges guide of U.S. News & World Report ranks Manchester University 6th in the Midwest in its "Great Schools, Great Prices" ranking. MU has received the “Best College” ranking for 23 consecutive years.

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The Princeton Review, one of the nation’s leading website guides for college-bound students, says Manchester is a “2017 Best College in the Midwest.” Read more about Manchester's ranking in The Princeton Review


Washington Monthly magazine ranks Manchester among the top 50 colleges in the nation for community service and hours served among baccalaureate colleges. In its overall rankings for baccalaureate schools, MU is among the top 70 colleges in the nation and the top six in Indiana.


Manchester is a perennial on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, presented by the Corporation for National and Community Service for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.  Read more about Manchester on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.


CollegeXpress, a website that ranks colleges and universities, includes Manchester on lists for:

  • Colleges with Unique or Highly Specialized Majors
  • Making a Difference Colleges
  • Colleges that Build Moral Character
  • Colleges for the Person Who Cares About the World
  • Colleges Offering Unique Learning Opportunities in January
  • Colleges Where a High Percentage of Students Participate in Intramural Sports

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U-CAN (University & College Accountability Network) is designed to give, in a common format, prospective students and their families concise, web-based consumer-friendly information on the nation's nonprofit, private colleges and universities. Read about Manchester on U-CAN >

North Manchester was found to be among “The 20 Safest Cities in Indiana – 2016” by Safewise.com, for a significantly low crime rate and lauding the town’s police force, which “sends a signal to criminals that crime prevention is taken seriously here.”


The College Scorecard from the U.S. Department of Education provides critical information about making smart decisions about higher education and includes data comparisons of costs, graduation rates, earnings and more.