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Experience Something Greater

Over 100 academic programs
You can custom tailor an educational experience that advances your personal and professional goals. Every step of the way, our faculty will be there for you, providing knowledge, guidance, and good old-fashioned advice. 

 

Values that last a lifetime
Founded by the Order of St. Augustine in 1947, Merrimack continues to uphold the Catholic Augustinian values of social justice, scholarship, and service. Merrimack is committed to providing students with opportunities to develop intellectually, spiritually, socially, and ethically. Students perform more than 50,000 service hours every year through organizations such as MerrimAction, Alternative Spring Break, and Relay For Life.

 

From college to career
The O’Brien Center for Career Development provides one-on-one career advice; access to “best fit” internships, co-ops, and jobs; and a chance to take part in our two-day Professional Development Retreat for juniors and seniors. Within nine months of graduation, 97% of our 2015 graduates were employed, in graduate school, or completing a year of service. 

 

Small-town community, big-city access
Merrimack’s expansive 220-acre campus is located in a picturesque suburban community 25 miles from Boston. Recent additions to campus include two new residential villages; Writers House; Bloomberg-equipped markets lab; state-of-the-art health science, physics, and engineering labs; and a world-class athletic training facility. 

AT A GLANCE

• Location: North Andover, Massachusetts; students enjoy small-town perks and big-city access at Merrimack College. With downtown Andover’s boutiques and bookstores within walking distance and Boston 25 miles away, Merrimack offers the best of both worlds. 

• Type: Merrimack is a private Catholic college with an Augustinian heritage.

• Size of Campus: Welcoming campus on 220 acres

• Number of Students: 3,250 undergraduates

• Number of Faculty: 190 full-time faculty

• Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Merrimack’s four schools (School of Education & Social Policy, School of Science & Engineering, School of Liberal Arts, Girard School of Business) offer more than 100 innovative academic programs. 

• Geographic Diversity: Our students come from 34 states and 28 countries. 

Financial Aid: Merrimack provided $54 million in institutional grants and scholarships to 98% of students.

• Test Score Requirements: Merrimack is a test-optional school. 

• Application Deadlines and Fees: Early Action 1/Early Decision: November 15; Early Action 2: January 15; Regular Decision: February 15; no application fee

rescuing food, fighting hunger
Founded by students, the Campus Kitchen Project at Merrimack College is part of a national nonprofit organization that partners with on-campus dining to rescue unserved food—and deliver it to the people who need it. The goal? To build a more sustainable approach to food and help fight hunger in our local community. 

Majors and Concentrations

• Art & Art History

• Athletic Training

• Biochemistry

• Biology
- Ecology and Environmental Biology
- Integrative Biology
- Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biotechnology

• Business Administration
- Accounting
- Finance
- International Business
- Management
- Marketing
- Sport Management

• Chemistry

• Civil Engineering

• Communication and Media

• Computer Engineering

• Computer Science

• Criminology

• Economics

• Education
- Early Childhood Education PreK–2
- Elementary Education 1–6
- High School Education 8–12
- Middle School Education 5–8
- Moderate Disabilities PreK–8

• Electrical Engineering

• English
- Creative Writing
- Film Studies

• Environmental Studies and Sustainability
- Environmental Business and Policy
- Environmental Science
- Social Sustainability

• Exercise Science

• French

• Graphic Design

• Health Science

• History

• Human Development
- School and Society

• Information Technology

• International Studies

• Italian Studies

• Mathematics

• Mathematics-Economics

• Mechanical Engineering

• Nutritional Sciences

• Philosophy
- General Philosophy
- Moral and Political

• Physics

• Political Science

• Psychology

• Public Health

• Religious & Theological Studies
- Religious Studies
- Theological Studies

• Romance Languages

• Social Justice
- Global Justice and Human Rights
- Green Cultural Studies
- Religion and Social Justice
- Social Change

• Sociology

• Spanish

• STEM Education

• Theatre Arts

• Women’s & Gender Studies


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