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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 based in North Manchester, Ind., among its "Best in the Midwest" recommended schools in "2018 Best Colleges: Region by Region" posted Aug. 1.

Only 158 colleges in Midwestern states made The Princeton Review's "Best in the Midwest" list for 2018. 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.

For its 26th edition, “Best 387 Colleges 2018,” Princeton surveyed thousands of students at schools 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," said Robert Franek, the Princeton Review's senior vice president and publisher.  "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."

Manchester undergraduate students cited in the report said MU “prepares you for the real world” in a safe and welcoming environment. Students get involved in campus clubs and service organizations, in large part because the University is in a quiet town, and they go to nearby Fort Wayne for big-city malls, restaurants, laser tag and rock climbing. Manchester has a second campus in Fort Wayne that focuses on post-graduate pharmacy programs.

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

About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy. It has students from 20 nations and is home to the world's first undergraduate peace studies program, established in 1948. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at

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August 2017