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Tuition & Fees

$38,425

$38,425

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,478
Declined + 1,566
Total Received 7,044
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Private (nonprofit)

3,051

undergraduate students

303

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Human Development
  3. Communications
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Codes

SAT 3525
ACT 1864

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Fun Facts

  • Not only do Merrimack College students smell smoke and hear fire alarms when no fire is in sight, the ghost of a firefighter is supposed to haunt this North Andover school. His clothes are charred and he may wield an axe.

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School Facts

Merrimack College, founded in 1947, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 220-acre campus is located in North Andover, Massachusetts, 25 miles north of Boston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,354
Established in 1947
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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North Andover, MA

220-acre, suburban campus in North Andover (population: 27,196), 25 miles north of Boston. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Boston; smaller airport serves Manchester, NH (25 miles). School operates transportation to Boston. Public transportation serves campus.

Merrimack College
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
75%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
1 fraternities 1% of male students
 
2 sororities 5% of female students

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Considered if submitted
SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Not used
ACT only Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,478
Declined + 1,566
Total Received 7,044

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Darren Conine
Director of Undergraduate Admission
P: 978 837-5100
F: 978 837-5133
admission@merrimack.edu

Cost

Tuition $36,625
Room & board $14,345
Additional fees $1,800
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $53,770
Average Financial Aid - $22,246
Total with Avg. Aid $31,524

Financial Aid

64%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$22,246

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,167,983
State $900,768
Institutional $28,849,274
Other external $150,498
Total $33,068,523

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $6,106
Institutional $6,249,043
Other external $26,885
Total $6,282,034

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
ECAC Hockey (Division I), Northeast-10 Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Warrior
School colors
navy, gold, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art/Art History
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business Administration/Accounting
Business Administration/Finance
Business Administration/International Business
Business Administration/Management of Operations/Quality
Business Administration/Marketing
Business Administration/Sports Management
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication Studies
Community Engagement
Community Health Education
Computer Science
Criminology
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Digital Design
ESL
Early Childhood
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Studies/Sustainability
Exercise/Sport Science
French
Health Sciences
Health/Wellness Management
Higher Education
History
Human Development
Information Technology
International Studies
Italian Studies
Liberal Arts
Management
Mathematics
Mathematics/Economics
Mechanical Engineering
Middle/Secondary Education
Moderate Disabilities
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science/Government
Psychology
Public Affairs
Religious Studies
Romance Languages
STEM
Self-Designed Major
Social Justice
Sociology
Spanish
Sports Medicine
Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities/Pre-K-8
Theatre Arts
Theological Studies
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Undergraduate

91%

3,051
students

Female
51%
1,549

Male
49%
1,502

Graduate

9%

303
students

Female
68%
207

Male
32%
96

undergraduateFull-time

94%

2,877
students

Female
52%
1,471

Male
48%
1,406

undergraduatePart-time

6%

174
students

Female
45%
78

Male
55%
96

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

54%

Transfer applicants accepted

32%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 6

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

80

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

48

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 23
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Sweden
Venezuela
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kathleen Kilmain
Assistant Director of International Admission
978 837-5100
admission@merrimack.edu

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