Gwynedd-Mercy College

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1325 Sumneytown Pike, PO Box 901

Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0901

Phone: (215) 646-7300
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#111 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Gwynedd-Mercy College is a private institution that was founded in 1948. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,223, 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 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 111. Its tuition and fees are $28,340 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1948
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $15,556,000


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. The application fee at Gwynedd-Mercy College is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 66.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 66.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 20

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Gwynedd-Mercy College is 14:1, and the school has 65.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Gwynedd-Mercy College include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 59%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 41%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 33%
Education 11%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 4%
Psychology 4%

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Student Life

Gwynedd-Mercy College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,223, with a gender distribution of 26.1 percent male students and 73.9 percent female students. At this school, 24 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 76 percent of students live off campus. Gwynedd-Mercy College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,572
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
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Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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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

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Tuition and fees $28,340 (2012-13)
Room and board $9,850 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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