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Gwynedd Mercy University

  • Gwynedd Valley, PA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 75%25%
    student ratio
  • 2,062
    total students
  • $29,860 | $29,860
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 65%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 476
    sat math
  • 473
    sat reading
  • 475
    sat writing
  • 19
    act composite

Overview

GMercyU Is Focused on Educating in the Mercy Tradition

Gwynedd Mercy University was founded in 1948 by the Sisters of Mercy. The school is committed to successfully educating its nearly 3,000 students in the Mercy tradition of service to society. This tradition along with a strong educational foundation in the liberal arts provides Gwynedd Mercy University students with a responsible learning community based on a synergy of ethics, morality and professionalism.

Gwynedd Mercy University is committed to preparing its students for a lifetime of meaning and success, developing their knowledge as well as their experiences, and raising their standards in both education and social awareness. These values are rooted in a challenging yet focused core curriculum and the dedication to help people develop themselves not only scholars, but also as individuals in a global community.

GMercyU Offers a Number of Academic Programs to Promote Achievement on All Levels

Gwynedd Mercy University offers more than 40 academic programs in nursing and health professions, business, education and the arts and sciences. The school is composed of programs of study that prepare students to be leaders in professions of increasing demand and societal importance like nursing, biology, education, accounting, marketing and more.

Achievement manifests itself in the college's relationships with nearby hospitals and health care facilities, school districts, life sciences companies, and a wide variety of businesses. Many offer internships or co-op employment experiences while students are still in college and career positions after students graduate.

In keeping with the foundation in the liberal arts and commitment to service to society, each program includes a core curriculum that espouses the theory of "compassion" while looking at moral and societal issues. By looking at challenges in this light and employing the college's local networks, GwynedMercy University's academic programs have ensured that a majority of its students are employed upon graduation or enrolled to pursue their graduate studies.

GMercyU Is a Place to Live, Learn, and Lead

Gwynedd Mercy University is located in Montgomery County Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. With close proximity to and easy access to the fifth largest city in America, GMercyU offers students the amenities of a modern city, but in a quiet and secure suburban setting. With many museums, restaurants and theaters, Philadelphia offers students a wide variety of cultural experiences that will help them grow and learn as individuals.

Gwynedd Mercy University's suburban setting offers students the tranquility to focus their education and become leaders in the global community. With over 30 clubs and activities the University offers students a variety of ways to engage on campus. In keeping with the college's tradition many of the clubs, like Best Buddies and the Behavioral and Social Science Club, focus on the commitment of service to society. Other clubs focus on the arts and sciences, creating a well-balanced atmosphere for young students to develop their team-working and leadership skills.

As a community Gwynedd Mercy University functions on a cohesive level. Undergraduate students live on campus in one of four residence halls. With four specialty eateries around campus, students have the opportunity to eat and converse in a true communal setting, developing their interpersonal skills. And as is accustomed in any well-balanced life, Gwynedd Mercy University also offers students workout rooms and walking track, to keep their body as well as their mind in the top-most condition.

Gwynedd Mercy University is a member of the Colonial States Athletic Conference and the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Students can participate in 19 NCAA Division III sports. Gwynedd Mercy University has garnered 15 ECAC championships in the past five years in a number of sports including baseball, lacrosse, tennis and basketball for both women and men.

With access to thousands of cultural experiences in nearby Philadelphia, a quiet suburban setting where students can focus on their academic achievements, clubs that will develop their leadership and social responsibility experience and a community lifestyle, Gwynedd Mercy University's campus provides the ideal situation for students to live, learn and lead.

GMercyU Faculty Help to Bring Students' Futures into Focus

Faculty members at Gwynedd Mercy Uinversity are passionate about teaching, and through this passion, they encourage students to participate, engage, and lead.

With an average class size of 17 students, Gwynedd Mercy University provides an intimate setting, allowing professors to know their students by name. Faculty members are not only educators, but also mentors and guides. By building trusting and supportive relationships, they help each student to find his or her future academically, professionally, and personally.

GMercyU Makes College Affordable

Gwynedd Mercy University endeavors to keep the cost of a college education affordable. In additional to very competitive tuition, the college also awards financial aid totaling more than $34 million every year. This aid includes state and federal loan programs, plus institutional aid that is available only to students at GMercyU .

A typical package incorporates a grant, loan, and work-study. Awards are based on academic merit, financial need, or both. Approximately 91 percent of students receive some form of financial aid.

GMercyU Produces Successful Graduates

Gwynedd Mercy University graduates work their way to top positions in their field. Alumni are doctors, nurse administrators, school principals, college professors, business executives, entrepreneurs, and business-owners.

Many alumni continue to serve the college in an advisory capacity. Some offer their professional insights to faculty for curriculum development. Others provide opportunities for student internships or entry-level careers.

Because GMercyU has grown steadily in the past generation, a large proportion of the more than 15,000 alumni are relatively young. Their bond with the college is strong, and their stories of success since graduation are a resource for current students.


Location & Contact

Sumneytown Pike PO Box 901
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0901
USA

Ms.Michelle Diehl

Director of Admissions

Phone: 215-646-7300
Fax: 215-641-5556
Email: admissions@gmercyu.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Programming
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Business Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cardiovascular Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Information/Medical Records Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Information/Medical Records Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospital and Health-Care Facilities Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Respiratory Care Therapy
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Gerontology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Forensic Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

65% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,232
    • Accepted812
    • Acceptance Rate65%
    • Enrolled2,062
    • Female Applicants884
    • Females Accepted588
    • Female Acceptance Rate66%
    • Male Applicants348
    • Males Accepted224
    • Male Acceptance Rate64%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 20th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 473 430 520
    • SAT Math 476 420 530
    • SAT Writing 475 420 520
    • ACT Composite 19 16 22
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$29,860
    • Out-of-state tuition *$29,860
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$600.00
    • Room and board *$11,040.00
    • Room only *$5,660.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,062
    • Male Student Percentage25%
    • Female Student Percentage75%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.07%
    • Black or African American24.44%
    • White or Caucasian61.15%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.39%
    • Asian4.7%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • Unknown4.9%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.34% representing 47 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students10% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 31%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Voices of Gwynedd, Athletic Association, student government, Program Board, Peer Mentors
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball No Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball No Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Golf No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty319
    • Full-time Percentage24%
    • Part-time Percentage76%
    • Female Percentage63%
    • Male Percentage37%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 2,122 students to 157 faculty


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