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National rankings put MC among

best in Midwest: Princeton Review


Manchester College is among the “Best Midwestern Colleges,” says Princeton Review.

Rankings released by Princeton Review put the 1,075-student liberal arts college in the company of 170 colleges and universities recognized as outstanding in the region.  Princeton Review ranks colleges and universities nationwide and offers school selection advice on its website, along with comments from students and college officials.

One student surveyed says Manchester's academic programs are current, dynamic and challenging and “provide anyone who is serious about their education with a strong educational background.” Because faculty-student ratio is low, 14:1, students say they receive “lots of personal attention.”  

Manchester’s "brilliant" faculty is at the heart of students’ positive experiences, Princeton Review reports. "Professors here challenge students by encouraging us to think critically, figure things out on our own, and apply these skills and lessons to the 'real world,'" raves one undergrad. Learn more about the Princeton Review rankings at

“It's great to be recognized by Princeton Review as one of the best colleges in the Midwest,” says David F. McFadden, vice president for enrollment and planning. “They look at the whole picture when they evaluate colleges, and I'm glad they like what they see at Manchester. We offer great quality and value to students.”

Manchester also has received acclaim from U.S. News & World Report as one of “America's Best Colleges” for its academic programs and affordability. For a news release about those rankings, please check here.

Manchester is a Church of the Brethren college offering 45 areas of baccalaureate study and a master of accountancy. For more information, visit


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