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Misericordia University

  • Dallas, PA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 68%32%
    student ratio
  • 2,417
    total students
  • $27,470 | $27,470
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 64%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 538
    sat math
  • 521
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 23
    act composite

Overview

Misericordia University Educates Caring, Motivated Students who Want to Succeed

Misericordia University is a coeducational Catholic University located in Dallas, Pennsylvania. The school was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924. Misericordia was founded as a college for study in broad-based liberal arts and preprofessional studies, and the university continues to adhere to this tradition today. The University offers 34 degree programs on the bachelor's, master's and doctorate level. Each student is challenged academically and prepared for career success while also learning the value of service to others.

Misericordia Students Enjoy Personal Attention from and Relationships with Experienced Faculty Members

One hundred and twelve full-time faculty members teach at Misericordia, 84 percent of which hold a doctorate. Misericordia students enjoy close contact with this experienced faculty. The student-faculty ratio is 12 to 1, allowing students to enjoy small-sized classes and personal attention throughout their college years. Not only do students receive an individualized education in this setting, but they have the opportunity to engage in productive, meaningful intellectual discussions with their peers. This creates an academic community wherein all of Misericordia's 3,000 students make positive contributions to the learning environment.

Students Choose From Degree Programs in Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Preprofessional or Professional Studies

Misericordia University offers 34 degree programs in three academic colleges. Traditionally, the school has focused on the liberal arts and sciences, as well as preprofessional and professional studies. Occupational and physical therapy are two of Misericordia's strengths, and master's and doctoral degree programs are available in those fields as well as in a number of other specializations. The most common fields of study are the health sciences and business fields, and thriving programs exist in the social sciences, humanities, psychology, education, communications and mathematics, among others.

The Middle Atlantic Region Provides an Exciting Backdrop to Misericordia's Idyllic Suburban Campus

Misericordia is located on a 120-acre suburban campus near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. This location in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States is a center of culture, business, and higher education. Misericordia is centrally located within easy reach of Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City, as well as the Atlantic Ocean. Receiving an education in this dynamic region of the East Coast allows students access to personal and professional activities that can help enrich the college experience. Museums, historical sites, and other educational destinations are easily accessed from the Misericordia campus. Additionally, the many colleges and universities in this region create connections and collaborations that enhance Misericordia's educational excellence and benefit each student.

Students Enjoy Leadership and Involvement Opportunities Outside the Classroom

Life outside the classroom at Misericordia is thriving. There are more than 40 social clubs and organizations available on campus, including student government, service organizations, a theater group, and two student publications. Additionally, the school operates the Student Outdoor Adventure and Recreation(SOAR) program, which arranges a variety of outdoor activities for students. The program's goal is to foster growth and leadership skills at individual and group levels, using the outdoors as a medium. Taking advantage of the many stunning outdoor locations that the region has to offer, the SOAR program includes activities that range from relaxing walks in the woods to rock climbing and rafting trips.

NCAA Division III Athletics Contribute a Spirit of Leadership and Teamwork to Misericordia

Misericordia University has a growing athletic program, and athletics form an important part of student life at the school. The school has twenty-four men's and women's varsity sports teams, including football, lacrosse, tennis and track and field. The school competes in the Middle Atlantic Conference's Freedom Conference in the NCAA's Division III. In 2012, the women's soccer team appeared in the final four and advanced to the sweet 16 in 2013. Also in 2013, baseball hosted the NCAA regional and will do so again in 2014. Intercollegiate competition helps students develop teamwork and leadership skills that also enrich their lives and contribute to their success after college.

Misericordia's Guaranteed Placement Program Ensures Student Success After Graduation

Another distinctive feature of Misericordia is the Guaranteed Placement Program. This program ensures that all Misericordia graduates who successfully complete the program are enrolled in a graduate school or working in the career of their choice within six months after graduation. If a student has trouble achieving this goal, the school provides the graduate with a paid internship in his or her field of study. By focusing on student success after graduation, Misericordia contributes to its reputation of excellence.


Location & Contact

301 Lake Street
Dallas, PA 18612-1098
USA

Mr.Glenn Bozinski

Director of Admissions

Phone: 570-675-6264
Fax: 570-674-6232
Email: admiss@misericordia.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Ultrasound Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Radiologic Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nursing Practice
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • American Government and Politics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

64% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,125
    • Accepted1,379
    • Acceptance Rate64%
    • Enrolled2,417
    • Female Applicants1,275
    • Females Accepted776
    • Female Acceptance Rate60%
    • Male Applicants850
    • Males Accepted603
    • Male Acceptance Rate70%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.5
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.32
  • 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 Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 521 470 560
    • SAT Math 538 500 580
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 23 20 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$27,470
    • Out-of-state tuition *$27,470
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,540.00
    • Room and board *$12,050.00
    • Room only *$7,000.00
    • * 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 offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,417
    • Male Student Percentage32%
    • Female Student Percentage68%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino2.63%
    • Black or African American1.42%
    • White or Caucasian93.92%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.13%
    • Asian.91%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.04%
    • Two or more races.73%
    • Unknown.09%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.13% representing 2 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students23% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 45%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • 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 Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations MSOTA, Peer Associates, Physical Therapy club, Varsity 'M' Club, Education Club
  • 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 Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty330
    • Full-time Percentage34%
    • Part-time Percentage66%
    • Female Percentage56%
    • Male Percentage44%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 1,999 students to 159 faculty


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