1,518
Students
Financial aid thermometer
24,022
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
57
834/1457
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
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Overview

Mount Mercy University is a Comprehensive institution located in Cedar Rapids, IA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1330 Elmhurst Drive, NE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
United States
Contact Dr. Teresa Crumley
Dean of Admission
Email: tcrumley@mtmercy.edu
Phone: 319-368-6460
Fax: 319-363-5270

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,457
Applied
834
Accepted
1,518
Enrolled
57%
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Female Admissions

952
Females Applied
589
Females Accepted
62%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

505
Males Applied
245
Males Accepted
49%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.4
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
Required for some programs One recommendation

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 15th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 15th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Math 500 590
ACT Composite 22 19 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

31,598
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Fees

400
Full-time student fees
9,534
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

24,022
Avg. Financial Aid Package
25,722
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
17,571
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,857
Avg. Loan Aid
13,346
Avg. Grant Aid
20,438
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
75%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
19%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,518
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students
10%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.12%
Black or African American 6.59%
White or Caucasian 78.77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.52%
Asian 1.98%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.46%
Two or more races 1.58%
Other 4.02%

Gender

Male (32.28%)
Female (67.65%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 40%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Vegas Night, Christmas Club Friday and Spring Fling Week

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Ambassadors, Mount Mercy University Association of Nursing Students, Cheerleaders, Black Student Union and Student Government Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Other Campus Security & Safety:
Department of Public Safety operational 24-hours a day, 7 days a week

Athletics

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Men's Sports

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Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer No Checkmark Checkmark
Softball No No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
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Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

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Baseball No No No
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Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark Checkmark
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Soccer No Checkmark Checkmark
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Tennis Checkmark No No
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Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

160
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 83
Part-time - 77
Male - 67
Female - 93