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Manchester University In the Rankings

Manchester University is among the top 10 schools in the Midwest for undergraduate teaching, and it is tied for No. 1 in Indiana, according to U.S.News & World Report Rankings.

Additionally, U.S.News & World Report ranks Manchester as one of the Midwest’s best schools for advancing social mobility for students from families with lower incomes

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Academic Influence, a team of academics and data scientists who use machine learning to measure the impact of faculty and alumni associated with the schools, degree programs and disciplines, ranks Manchester #4 in Indiana among “Most Influential U.S. Universities by State,” behind Indiana’s behemoths, Notre Dame, IU and Purdue.


The Princeton Review, one of the nation’s leading website guides for college-bound students, says Manchester is a “2022 Best College in the Midwest.”

Washington Monthly lists Manchester as one of the top three in Indiana for liberal arts colleges. This ranking is based on the schools’ contribution to the public good in three broad categories: aiding social mobility for students, promoting public service and doing research.

Manchester is also listed among Washington Monthly America’s "Best Bang for the Buck" colleges — a list of schools ranked according to how well they help students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. MU is among the top 15 colleges in Indiana to be listed.


LendEDU recognizes Manchester as one of the “Best Colleges for Financial Aid,” ranking us #2 in Indiana and #13 nationally.


Affordable Schools  ranks Manchester as having one of the top 30 “Best Affordable Pre-Med Degree Programs” in the U.S.

2018 College Consensus

Manchester University is among the best regional colleges in the Midwest, according to College Consensus.

Latino Leaders magazine

Latino Leaders magazine has named Manchester among the 50 Best Schools for Latinos  in the nation. It cites the school's comprehensive diversity plan, Intercultural Center and active Hispanos Unidos organization as reasons for the selection.


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

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Ranked among “Colleges With Great Intramural Sports Programs” by Best Value Schools.