Merrimack College Admissions

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Merrimack College
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Merrimack College Admissions Overview:

Merrimack College has an acceptance rate of 82%, making the school generally accessible to those who apply. Students will need to submit an application, along with high school transcripts, a resume, and a personal essay. For complete application instructions, including when and how to submit materials, interested students should visit Merrimack's website. And, the admissions office is able to help with any questions or concerns about the application and admissions process.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Merrimack College Description:

Merrimack College is an independent Roman Catholic college in the Augustinian tradition. The 220-acre suburban campus is located in North Andover, Massachusetts, 25 miles north of Boston and less than an hour drive from the Atlantic coast. Merrimack has a 12 to 1 student faculty ratio. It offers 39 undergraduate areas of study as well as three master’s degree programs in education, engineering and management. Popular majors for undergraduates include business administration, psychology and political science; education is the most popular graduate program.

Merrimack students are involved in a variety of social, cultural and spiritual activities on campus, including campus ministry, an active Greek life, several intramural athletic programs and more than 50 student clubs and organizations. The Merrimack Warriors compete in NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey in the Hockey East conference and the NCAA Division II Northeast Ten Conference in 21 other men’s and women’s sports.

Other popular sports include baseball, lacrosse, basketball, rowing, football, and field hockey.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,014 (3,433 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $38,825
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,345
  • Other Expenses: $1,450
  • Total Cost: $55,620

Merrimack College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 85%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,995
    • Loans: $10,277

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Psychology

      Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

      • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
      • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 68%
      • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 73%

      Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

      • Men's Sports: Football, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, Track and Field
      • Women's Sports: Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Rowing, Basketball, Field Hockey

      Data Source:

      National Center for Educational Statistics

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