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Tuition & Fees

$30,740

$30,740

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

32%

68%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,465
Declined + 585
Total Received 2,050
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Private (nonprofit)

2,465

undergraduate students

731

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Health Care Management
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Codes

SAT 2087
ACT 3539

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
52%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
50%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
26%
18-23
51%
12-17
12%
30-36
8%
24-29
43%
18-23
41%
12-17
8%
30-36
7%
24-29
34%
18-23
55%
12-17
4%
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School Facts

Misericordia University, founded in 1924, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 125-acre campus is located in Dallas PA, northeast of Wilkes-Barre.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,196
Established in 1924
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Dallas, PA

125-acre, suburban campus in Dallas (population: 2,806), nine miles from Wilkes-Barre; branch campuses in Nanticoke and Scranton. Air serves Avoca (22 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Misericordia University
301 Lake Street
Dallas, PA 18612-1098

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
43%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
30%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
52%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
50%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
26%
18-23
51%
12-17
12%
30-36
8%
24-29
43%
18-23
41%
12-17
8%
30-36
7%
24-29
34%
18-23
55%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,465
Declined + 585
Total Received 2,050

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Volunteer Work

Considered

Essay
Interview
Recommendations
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Glenn Bozinski
Director of Admissions
P: 570 674-6264
admiss@misericordia.edu

Cost

Tuition $29,150
Room $7,160
Board $3,890
Additional fees $1,590
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $42,990
Average Financial Aid - $20,002
Total with Avg. Aid $22,988

Financial Aid

74%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$20,002

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,981,842
State $2,125,780
Institutional $15,195,203
Other external $254,385
Total $20,557,210

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $4,858,655
Other external $91,451
Total $4,950,106

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Middle Atlantic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Cougar
School colors
royal blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Behavioral Science
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Laboratory Science
Communications
Computer Science
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Education/Early Childhood
Education/Middle School/4-8
Education/Reading Specialist
Education/Special Education
English
Government/Law/National Security
Health Care Informatics
Health Care Management
History
Information Technology
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Imaging
Medical Science
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Management
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Professional Studies
Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Speech-Language Pathology
Sports Management
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Undergraduate

77%

2,465
students

Female
68%
1,685

Male
32%
780

Graduate

23%

731
students

Female
71%
520

Male
29%
211

undergraduateFull-time

71%

1,773
students

Female
66%
1,157

Male
34%
616

undergraduatePart-time

29%

692
students

Female
77%
528

Male
23%
164

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
89%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

20%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

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

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 1
Countries most often represented Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

Jane Dessoye
Executive Director of Admissions
570 674-6400
admiss@misericordia.edu

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