Manchester University issued this statement reaffirming its commitment to integrity in admissions on March 15, 2019:

In light of recent news reports that wealthy families are paying bribes and cheating on entrance exams to get their children into selective colleges and universities, Manchester University reaffirms its commitment to integrity and providing a fair, consistent and regulated admissions process. 

We value integrity, because honesty and trust are the foundations of teaching and learning, enduring relationships and strong communities.

We embrace diversity and the many ways that our differences – gender, religious, racial, economic, and geographic - enrich the life of the university.

In our respect for the infinite worth of every individual, we are steadfastly committed to admitting students based on merit.

Manchester shares the commitment to integrity affirmed by the Indiana Association for College Admission Counseling and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).
In a statement, Stefanie Niles of Ohio Wesleyan University and NACAC president, said:

“The criminal complaint paints an ugly picture of high-powered individuals committing crimes to get their children into selective schools. Admissions and counseling professionals understand and have valued ethical behavior as stated in our Code of Ethics and Professional Practices for well over 80 years. We strive to ensure that all students are treated equitably throughout the process.”

Manchester stands with those who follow best practices and uphold ethical behavior.