Misericordia University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Aerial View of Misericordia University
Aerial View of Misericordia University. Misericordia University / Flickr

Misericordia University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 74%, Misericordia University is generally accessible to the majority of applicants. Successful applicants will need solid grades and test scores. To apply, those interested should submit a completed application form, along with scores from the SAT or ACT and official high school transcripts. A campus visit is not required, but is considered helpful for any students considering Misericordia—a visit and tour can help determine if the school would be a good fit.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the admissions office. And check out the school's website for complete application instructions and important deadlines.

Admissions Data (2016):

Misericordia University Description:

Misericordia University is a private Catholic University located on a 123-acre campus in Dallas, Pennsylvania, just a few miles from both Scranton and Wilkes Barre in the northeastern corner of the state. Founded in 1924 by the Sisters of Mercy, the university grounds its educational experience in the tenets of mercy, service, justice and hospitality. Undergraduates can choose from 34 degree programs offered through the university's three academic colleges: Arts and Sciences, Professional Studies and Social Sciences, and Health Sciences.

Medical and health fields are particularly popular, but the university offers a broad spectrum of majors in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional fields. Academics are supported by a healthy 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 19. Student life is active with 41 student clubs and organizations.

On the athletic front, the Misericordia Cougars compete in the NCAA Division III MAC Freedom Conference. The university fields ten men's and eleven women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,808 (2,195 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 33% Male / 67% Female
  • 75% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,740
  • Books: $1,250 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,150
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $46,140

Misericordia University 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: $17,713
    • Loans: $9,560

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Elementary Education, General Studies, Health Care Management, Medical Science, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 20%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 68%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 74%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Track and Field, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Softball, Volleyball, Golf, Field Hockey, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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