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Misericordia University is a private institution that was founded in 1924. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,386, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 129 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Misericordia University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 47. Its tuition and fees are $27,230 (2012-13).
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Misericordia University is a place where caring, motivated students get the high quality education they seek, the attention they deserve, and the opportunities they need to be successful. Nationally known for producing talented graduates in the health sciences, including nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical imaging, clinical laboratory science, pre-med, pre-vet, and speech-language pathology, MU offers a combined 35majors at the undergraduate, graduate and doctorate levels.
According to national surveys, including the National Survey of Student Engagement, Misericordia students rate the support they receive from faculty and staff for their academic, social and personal lives significantly higher than students at other schools rate theirs. Misericordia students also report significantly high levels of satisfaction with advising and access to faculty than students at other comparable schools. In order to maintain a personal environment, the University intentionally limited freshmen enrollment in select years with high demand.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Misericordia University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 31. The application fee at Misericordia University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 57.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||57.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 31|
The student-faculty ratio at Misericordia University is 12:1, and the school has 54.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Misericordia University include: Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other; Business Administration and Management, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Elementary Education and Teaching; and General Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 83.8 percent.
Misericordia University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,386, with a gender distribution of 29.1 percent male students and 70.9 percent female students. At this school, 39.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 61.0 percent of students live off campus. Misericordia University 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
Misericordia University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Misericordia University 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 Misericordia University, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Misericordia University.
|Students who have cars on campus||60%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Misericordia University, 82.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,765.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$27,230 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$11,190 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data