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Princeton Review names Manchester a ‘Best in the Midwest’ university

'You are not a number at Manchester, you’re a person with a name and a goal'

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 with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., among its "Best in the Midwest" recommended schools in "2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

"We chose Manchester University and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their academics," said Robert Franek, the Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief.

Only 159 colleges and universities made the "Best in the Midwest" list for 2020. 

Dave McFadden 2019 Commencement“The world needs more Manchester graduates,” said MU President Dave McFadden. “We do our utmost to see that the students of ability and conviction who come through our doors leave as principled, productive and compassionate graduates who go on to improve our world.”

The close-knit Manchester community “inspires them to discover their best selves and succeed beyond their own expectations,” he said.

For its 28th edition, “Best 387 Colleges 2020,” the Princeton Review surveyed 140,000 students at schools across the nation. The survey asks students to rate their colleges on dozens of issues and answer questions about campus life.

Manchester students said supportive professors are a “hallmark” tradition, and many “are basically your parent away from home,” helping you to “overcome any problem” and “striving to know each and every student.” One student said it is not unusual to “just waltz into their office” without an appointment and immediately feel welcome.

“You are not a number at Manchester, you’re a person with a name and a goal,” a student said. Another said, “The small classroom size makes it feel easier to focus and participate in class.” 

Students noted that Manchester has a diverse student body, and all are “working toward the same goal,” supporting each other on the path to a successful and fulfilling life.

Manchester University students spend most their time studying, in labs, doing internships and service. In their down time, they hang out with friends on the leafy campus or drive to Fort Wayne, Wabash and Huntington for shopping and movie theaters.

The Princeton Review does not rank the nation’s “regional best” colleges overall or by region.
Its editors made their selections based on data collected from administrators, staff visits to schools over the years and college counselors. 

Aug. 7, 2019

1) The list is accessible at https://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings?rankings=best-midwestern. You might need to set up a password to see all of the contents.
2) Schools that Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the Midwest" 2020 list are in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

About Manchester University
With campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., Manchester University offers more than 70 areas of academic study to more than 1,400 students in undergraduate programs,a Master of Accountancy, a Master of Science in pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu

Our mission
Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.