Manchester University

Graduates: 161
Undergraduates: 1188
Graduates: 161
Setting: Small four-year, highly residential
In-state Tuition: $27,000.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $27,000.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1140 / 25 / 3.31
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 48:52
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Church of the Brethren
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 74%

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.


Manchester University is a liberal arts university with a campus located in North Manchester, Indiana, and a second campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana, home to the University's College of Pharmacy. Total enrollment is approximately 1,400 students

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.

The University of Manchester traces its roots to the formation of the Mechanics' Institute (later to become UMIST) in 1824, and its heritage is linked to Manchester's pride in being the world's first industrial city. The English chemist John Dalton, together with Manchester businessmen and industrialists, established the Mechanics' Institute to ensure that workers could learn the basic principles of science. Similarly, John Owens, a textile merchant, left a bequest of �96,942 in 1846 (around �5.6 million in 2005 prices) to found a college to educate men on non-sectarian lines. His trustees established Owens College in 1851 in a house on the corner of Quay Street and Byrom Street which had been the home of the philanthropist Richard Cobden, and subsequently housed Manchester County Court. In 1873 the college moved to new premises on Oxford Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock and from 1880 it was a constituent college of the federal Victoria University. The university was established and granted a Royal Charter in 1880 becoming England's first civic university; it was renamed the Victoria University of Manchester in 1903 and absorbed Owens College the following year. By 1905, the institutions were large and active forces. The Municipal College of Technology, forerunner of UMIST, was the Victoria University of Manchester's Faculty of Technology while continuing in parallel as a technical college offering advanced courses of study. Although UMIST achieved independent university status in 1955, the universities continued to work together. The Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology agreed to merge into a single institution in March 2003. Before the merger, Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST counted 23 Nobel Prize winners amongst their former staff and students. Manchester has traditionally been strong in the sciences, it is where the nuclear nature of the atom was discovered by Rutherford, and the world's first stored-program computer was built at the university. Famous scientists associated with the university include physicists Osborne Reynolds, Niels Bohr, Ernest Rutherford, James Chadwick, Arthur Schuster, Hans Geiger, Ernest Marsden and Balfour Stewart. The university has contributed in other fields, such as by the work of mathematicians Paul Erd?s, Horace Lamb and Alan Turing; author Anthony Burgess; philosophers Samuel Alexander, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Alasdair MacIntyre; the Pritzker Prize and RIBA Stirling Prize winning architect Norman Foster and composer Peter Maxwell Davies all attended, or worked in, Manchester. 2004 to present The Sackville Street Building, formerly the UMIST Main Building The current University of Manchester was officially launched on 1 October 2004 when Queen Elizabeth handed over its Royal Charter. The university was named the Sunday Times University of the Year in 2006 after winning the inaugural Times Higher Education Supplement University of the Year prize in 2005. The founding president and vice-chancellor of the new university was Alan Gilbert, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, who retired at the end of the 2009�2010 academic year. His successor was Dame Nancy Rothwell, who had held a chair in physiology at the university since 1994. One of the university's aims stated in the Manchester 2015 Agenda is to be one of the top 25 universities in the world, following on from Alan Gilbert's aim to "establish it by 2015 among the 25 strongest research universities in the world on commonly accepted criteria of research excellence and performance". In 2011, four Nobel laureates were on its staff: Andre Geim, Konstantin Novoselov, Sir John Sulston and Joseph E. Stiglitz. The EPSRC announced in February 2012 the formation of the National Graphene Institute. The University of Manchester is the "single supplier invited to submit a proposal for funding the new �45m institute, �38m of which will be provided by the government" - (EPSRC & Technology Strategy Board). In 2013, an additional �23 million of funding from European Regional Development Fund was awarded to the institute taking investment to �61 million. In August 2012, it was announced that the university's Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences had been chosen to be the "hub" location for a new BP International Centre for Advanced Materials, as part of a $100 million initiative to create industry-changing materials. The centre will be aimed at advancing fundamental understanding and use of materials across a variety of oil and gas industrial applications and will be modelled on a hub and spoke structure, with the hub located at Manchester, and the spokes based at the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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The Alumni Association aims to keep you connected to the University via a programme of events, reunions and networking opportunities. We have also negotiated various benefits and services for active alumni members and as an active member of the Association you will receive our free, annual magazine 'Your Manchester' along with our bi-monthly e-newsletter. In order to become an active alumni member please register with Your Manchester Online. You will then automatically be kept informed of the University's news, current events and alumni reunions, and be able to participate in the proceedings of the Alumni Association including elections such as Alumni Association representation on the University's Board of Governors and General Assembly, and the election of a Chancellor for the University.


Chief_administrator: Jo Young Switzer (President)
Fax: 2609825042
Phone: 2609825000
Geographic region: Great Lakes IL IN MI OH WI
Website: www.manchester.edu
Financial aid office website: www.manchester.edu/admissions/finaid/index.htm
Net price calculator web address: www.manchester.edu/admissions/NetPriceCalculator/
Online application website: www.manchester.edu/admissions/admissions/index.htm
Admission office website: admissions.manchester.edu
Undergraduate application fee: $0.00
Graduate application fee: $0.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No