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Gwynedd-Mercy College is a private institution that was founded in 1948. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,347, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 160 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Gwynedd-Mercy College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 118. Its tuition and fees are $28,340 (2012-13).
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Gwynedd-Mercy College was founded in 1948 and is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. The mission of the College is strong in Catholic values, stressing the importance of educational and service in the Mercy tradition. Located the in suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 160 acres, the College currently holds an enrollment of over 2500 students, including traditional, adult and international students. We are a four-year, coeducational institution offering associate, baccalaureate and master's degree programs on a full or part-time basis.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Gwynedd-Mercy College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 20. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 65.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||65.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 20|
The student-faculty ratio at Gwynedd-Mercy College is 16:1, and the school has 66.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Gwynedd-Mercy College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; Psychology; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.2 percent.
Gwynedd-Mercy College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,347, with a gender distribution of 24.5 percent male students and 75.5 percent female students. At this school, 24.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 76.0 percent of students live off campus. Gwynedd-Mercy College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Gwynedd-Mercy College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Gwynedd-Mercy College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Gwynedd-Mercy College, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Gwynedd-Mercy College.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Gwynedd-Mercy College, 68.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,182.
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|Tuition and fees||$28,340 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,850 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data