Mount Mercy University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Warde Hall at Mount Mercy University
Warde Hall at Mount Mercy University. Bobak Ha'Eri / Wikimedia Commons

Mount Mercy University Admissions Overview:

Mount Mercy University has an acceptance rate of 62%, making it a generally accessible school. To apply, those interested will need to submit an application (online or paper) along with official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. The school has rolling admissions although students are encouraged to apply in the winter or early spring for fall admission. For complete instructions, be sure to visit the school's admissions website or contact the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

Mount Mercy University Description:

Established as a junior college by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928, Mount Mercy University is today a master's degree-granting Catholic university offering a range of liberal arts and professional degree programs. The 40-acre campus is located in a residential neighborhood of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, just a couple minutes from downtown. Chicago, the Twin Cities, and St. Louis are each about four hours away. Students can chose from over 40 majors with business and nursing being most popular among undergraduates. The university also has many accelerated degree programs that cater to adult students. Academics are supported by small classes and a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Students with strong GPAs and ACT scores should check out the university's Honors Program. On the student life front, the university has over 40 clubs and organizations, and in athletics, the Mount Mercy Mustangs compete in the NAIA Midwest Collegiate Conference (MCC). The school fields seven men's and eight women's sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,886 (1,580 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 31% Male / 69% Female
  • 66% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,696
  • Books: $1,280 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,900
  • Other Expenses: $3,778
  • Total Cost: $43,654

Mount Mercy University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 84%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,024
    • Loans: $9,688

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Marketing, Nursing

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 44%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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