Tuition & Fees

$29,696

$29,696

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
3%
24-29
21%
18-23
52%
12-17
24%
30-36
1%
24-29
26%
18-23
52%
12-17
21%
30-36
3%
24-29
21%
18-23
66%
12-17
9%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

29%

71%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 672
Declined + 436
Total Received 1,108
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Private (nonprofit)

1,543

undergraduate students

334

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 6417
ACT 1340

School Facts

Mount Mercy University was founded in 1928 by the Sister of Mercy of Cedar Rapids, Iowa as a two-year college for women and is now a four-year university.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,877
Established in 1928
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Cedar Rapids, IA

40-acre, suburban campus in Cedar Rapids (population: 128,429). Served by air and bus. School operates transportation to downtown and malls. Public transportation serves campus.

Mount Mercy University
1330 Elmhurst Drive, NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
3%
24-29
21%
18-23
52%
12-17
24%
30-36
1%
24-29
26%
18-23
52%
12-17
21%
30-36
3%
24-29
21%
18-23
66%
12-17
9%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 14
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

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 672
Declined + 436
Total Received 1,108

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Terri Crumley
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 248-4504, extension 6460
F: 319 363-5270
admission@mtmercy.edu

Cost

Tuition $29,496
Room & board $8,900
Additional fees $200
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $39,796
Average Financial Aid - $22,178
Total with Avg. Aid $17,618

Financial Aid

76%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$22,178

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,079,257
State $2,858,164
Institutional $9,952,856
Other external $677,699
Total $15,567,976

Non-need-based

Federal $4,508
State $33,108
Institutional $2,710,013
Other external $151,030
Total $2,898,659

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Heart of America Athletic Conference
Mascot
Mustangs
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Applied Management
Applied Philosophy
Art
Art/Fine Arts
Art/Graphic Design
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Business Administration/Accounting
Business Administration/Management
Business Administration/Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood
Education
Elementary Education
English
Finance
Health Care Systems
History
Human Resource Management
International Studies
Journalism
Management Information Systems
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mathematics
Medical Technology
Multimedia Design
Music
Nursing
Outdoor Conservation
Political Science
Psychology
Public Relations
Religious Studies
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Strategic Leadership
Visual Arts/Business Administration
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Undergraduate

82%

1,543
students

Female
71%
1,096

Male
29%
447

Graduate

18%

334
students

Female
71%
236

Male
29%
98

undergraduateFull-time

62%

957
students

Female
70%
667

Male
30%
290

undergraduatePart-time

38%

586
students

Female
74%
429

Male
26%
157

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

61%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 30

Winter: December 30

Spring: January 30

Summer: May 30

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

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

50%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 27
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
Ecuador
Germany
Serbia
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Amir Hadzic
Assistant Director of International Programs & Student Services
319 363-8213, extension 1273
ahadzic@mtmercy.edu

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