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Manchester named a ‘Best in the Midwest' university by Princeton Review 

Manchester University is one of the best colleges in the Midwest, according to the Princeton Review.

The well-known education services company lists the university among its "Best in the Midwest" recommended schools in "2017 Best Colleges: Region by Region" posted on Aug. 30.  The feature is accessible at http://www.princetonreview.com/bestMWcolleges

Only 156 colleges in 12 Midwestern states made The Princeton Review's "Best in the Midwest" list for 2017. Manchester, a perennial on the list, annually ranks among the best in the nation and the Midwest for its rigorous academic programs and commitment to volunteer service.

"We chose Manchester University and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their excellent academics," said Robert Franek, the Princeton Review's senior vice president and publisher.

For its 25th edition, “Best 381 Colleges 2017,” the Princeton Review surveyed 143,000 students from across the nation.

"We gave careful consideration to what students enrolled at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences on our student survey for this project," Franek added.  "We designed our 80-question survey to include questions that prospective applicants might ask on a campus visit. Only schools that permit us independently to survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional 'best' lists, and only schools at which we see a strong level of satisfaction among their enrolled students – whom we consider their customers – make it to our final slate of regional 'best' college selections." 

Its editors also made their selections based on data the company collected from school administrators, staff visits to schools over the years and college counselors. 

Classes at the North Manchester campus began today, Aug. 31.

Manchester has campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, and it offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,500 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu.

August 2016