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Contact: Jeri Kornegay
Director of Media and Public Relations


Academics, affordability
make Manchester a
“Best in the Midwest” … again


Manchester College continues its stronghold as a “Best in the Midwest,” in the 2010 college guide of The Princeton Review.

Students and college advisors surveyed by the college guide gave Manchester high praise for its academic environment and affordability. Small class sizes and lots of interaction with faculty – in side-by-side study, research and outside the classroom – won high praise.

Students also appreciate the College’s individual financial aid attention that is sensitive to economically-strapped Midwest families. Continuing that commitment, Manchester is awarding more than $1.1 million in additional financial aid this year to offset financial aid cuts recently announced by the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI).

Year after year, Manchester College consistently receives “Best College” accolades from The Princeton Review, and from U.S. News & World Report, which will report its rankings later this month.

For its 2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region listing of 640 colleges and universities, The Princeton Review surveyed more than 122,000 students. The “Best Colleges” represent about 25 percent of the four-year schools in the United States. In addition to student opinions on an 80-question survey, the guide contacts high school college counselors and gathers institutional data.

“Manchester offered me a great scholarship with the option to study abroad and the campus was beautiful and welcoming,” a secondary education major is quoted on The Princeton Review’s website, which includes a number of testimonials. “MC is constantly trying to push its students to be more than what they are. I love that I have room to grow here and I know they are preparing me for a successful career as a teacher.”

The 158 colleges selected "Best in the Midwest" are in 12 states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The schools are not ranked.

The Princeton Review is known for its tutoring and classroom test preparation courses, books, and college and graduate school admission services. It is not affiliated with Princeton University. Find more at

For more about attending Manchester College, and to arrange a visit to the North Manchester, Ind., campus, visit or call 800-852-3648.

August 2009


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