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Become your best self at Merrimack

Education with heart
As one of only two Augustinian Catholic colleges in the United States, we embrace a strong commitment to helping those in need, which enriches the intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth of our students.  

Small-town community, big-city access
Merrimack’s beautiful 220-acre campus is located in a picturesque suburban community 25 miles north of Boston, complete with expansive, green spaces for relaxing, hanging out with friends, and studying. Nearby you can stroll through Andover’s eclectic coffee shops, stores, and bookstores, or visit Boston to catch a Red Sox game or shop Newbury Street’s trendy boutiques. A bit farther away, you can bask on the beautiful beaches of Cape Code; ski the mountains of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine; and explore some of the nation’s most historic towns.

A vibrant, tight-knit community
In our tight-knit community, you’ll quickly establish new friendships and begin making memories. With over 50 student clubs, community service initiatives, and athletics events, there is no shortage of activities for you to enjoy with friends and classmates.

Jump-start your career
With over 100 academic programs, Merrimack helps you discover your interests and turn them into a rewarding career. Our extensive career development services in the O’Brien Center for Student Success and hands-on learning opportunities such as internships and co-ops will elevate your understanding of your field of study and give you the competitive edge as a confident Merrimack graduate.

10 Reasons to Consider Merrimack College

• Welcoming community that makes you feel right at home, right away

• Approachable, friendly faculty who act as mentors, friends, and advocates both inside and outside the classroom

• Beautiful 220-acre campus buzzing with fun activities all year long, including Division I men’s and women’s ice hockey games, Frisbee competitions, and barbecues in the quad

• Quaint New England town with access to Boston—a world-class city

• Campus-wide commitment to community service (to the tune of more than 30,000 hours each year) that reflects our Augustinian roots

• 97% of our 2014 graduates either enrolled in graduate school or employed within nine months of graduation

• Nationally ranked academics and active, hands-on learning opportunities that prepare you for the real world

• Amazing alumni network that connects you with 23,000 fellow Warriors

• Small class sizes of an average of 20 students, so you feel supported and encouraged in your studies

• Ranked a Top 10 College in the United States’ North region by U.S.News & World Report



Located in North Andover, Massachusetts, Merrimack College is in the heart of New England. Our students enjoy the charm and security of a small town with access to a major metropolitan area. With downtown Andover’s boutiques and bookstores within walking distance and Boston 25 miles away, Merrimack offers the best of both worlds.


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

Size of campus: 220-acre New England campus

Number of students: 2,900 undergraduates, 400 graduate students

Number of faculty: 185 full-time faculty

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

Academic Programs
• Art and Art History
• Athletic Training
• Biochemistry
• Biology
- Ecology and Environmental Biology
- Integrative Biology (Pre-dental, Pre-med, Pre-veterinary)
- Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biotechnology
• Business Administration
- Accounting
- Finance
- International Business
- Management
- Marketing
- Sport Management
• Chemistry
• Civil Engineering
• Communication Studies
• Computer Science
• Criminology
• Digital Design
• Economics
• Education
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary Education
- High School Education
- Middle School Education
- Moderate Disabilities
• Electrical Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
• English
- Creative Writing
- Literacy Studies
• Environmental Studies and Sustainability
• Exercise Science
• French
• Health Science
- Nutrition
- Public Health
• History
• Human Development
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary Education
- Moderate Disabilities
- Psychology
- School and Society
• Information Technology
• International Studies
• Italian Studies
• Mathematics
• Mathematics-Economics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Philosophy
• Physics
- Embedded Controller
• Political Science
- Moral and Political
• Psychology
• Religious Studies
- Religious Studies
- Theological Studies
• Romance Languages
• Self-Designed Major
• Social Justice
• Sociology
• Spanish
• STEM Education
• Theatre Arts
• Undeclared
• Women’s and Gender StudiesGraduate Programs: Merrimack offers master’s degrees in accounting, computer science, criminology and criminal justice, education, engineering, health sciences, management, and public affairs.
Geographic diversity: Our students come from 32 states and 29 countries.

International Student services: Merrimack offers a wide variety of international student services, from airport pickup and orientation to multicultural housing and dedicated advising.

International Student Budget: (Undergraduate)
Tuition     $35,570
Comprehensive Fee     $2,100
Room and Board    $13,500
Health Insurance     $1,964
Book    $1,000
Total    $54,134

Test Score Requirements:
• A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (Internet-based) with no subset score lower than 18 for all students whose native language is not English
• A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no band below 6.0) for all students whose native language is not English
• A minimum SAT Critical Reading score of 500
• A minimum PTE Academic score of 53
• A minimum ACT composite score of 23

The English proficiency requirement may be waived if a student has successfully completed all four years of secondary school at either an American school in the United States or an American international school abroad, achieving satisfactory grades in all four years of English courses.

Financial Aid: Merit-based scholarship opportunities may be available to international applicants.

Application Deadlines and Fees: Early Action: November 15; Regular Decision: February 15; there is no application fee.