Gwynedd Mercy University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Gwynedd Mercy University. Photo Credit: Jim Roese
Gwynedd Mercy University. Photo Credit: Jim Roese

Gwynedd Mercy University Admissions Overview:

Gwynedd Mercy University has a high acceptance rate of 91%; students admitted to the school generally have solid grades and test scores. Application materials include an online application form, high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and a letter of recommendation.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Gwynedd Mercy University Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Gwynedd Mercy University Description:

Gwynedd Mercy University is a private Catholic university located on a 160-acre campus about 20 miles north of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (see all Philadelphia area colleges). The university's curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and has particular strengths in education, health, and business fields. Students can choose from 40 degree programs at the associate, bachelor's and master's degree levels with business administration and nursing being the most popular majors at the bachelor's degree level. Gwynedd Mercy takes pride in the personal attention students receive from their professors, something the school is able to achieve because of a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 17. The university tends to rank well among master's-level universities in the north, partly because the school's graduation rate is strong in relation to the average student profile. Gwynedd Mercy is a residential campus, and over 40% of students live in the residence halls. Students stay engaged outside of the classroom through the university's more than 30 clubs and organizations including The Griffin (the school's literary journal), Campus Ministry, Dance Team, and the Equestrian Team. On the athletic front, the Gwynedd Mercy Griffins compete in the NCAA Division III Colonial States Athletic Conference. The university fields ten women's and seven men's intercollegiate sports including baseball, lacrosse, and indoor and outdoor track and field. Gwynedd Mercy students can also participate in intramural sports such as flag football and basketball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,667 (2,035 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 24% Male / 76% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $32,480
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,000
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $46,680

Gwynedd Mercy University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 87%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,825
    • Loans: $10,241

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 40%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, Basketball, Cross Country, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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