Gwynedd Mercy University

Gwynedd Valley, PA

Gwynedd Mercy University

Gwynedd Valley, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$35,430

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
570
25th
480
75th
570
25th
470
75th
22
25th
13
75th
19
25th
16
75th
21
25th
18
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undergraduateRatios

27%

male

73%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 897
Declined 122
Total Received 1,019
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Private

2,351

undergraduate students

1,059

graduate students

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School Facts

Gwynedd Mercy University is a church-affiliated university. It was founded as a junior college for women in 1948, became a four-year college in 1963, and adopted coeducation in 1973. Its 170-acre campus is located northwest of Philadelphia.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,410
Established in 1948
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

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170-acre, suburban campus in Gwynedd Valley (population: 11,527), one mile from Spring House and 20 miles from Philadelphia. Major airport, bus, and train serve Philadelphia; smaller airport and bus serve Willow Grove (12 miles). School operates transportation to bus and train stations. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Gwynedd Mercy University
1325 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, PA
19437-0901

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
22%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
69%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
6%
Top 1/4
21%
Top 1/2
58%
Bottom 1/2
42%
Bottom 1/4
13%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
570
25th
480
75th
570
25th
470
75th
22
25th
13
75th
19
25th
16
75th
21
25th
18

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) April 1
Application deadline (final deadline) August 20
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 897
Declined 122
Total Received 1,019

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

68%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$19,967

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $34,650
Room $5,520
Board $6,640
Additional fees $780
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $48,890
Average Financial Aid - $19,967
Total with Avg. Aid $28,923

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 215 641-5570
F: 215 641-5556
howard.e@gmercyu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field x country
Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dance team, flag football, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic East Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Related Services, Other.
Accounting.
Administration of Special Education.
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
Applied Psychology.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Computer and Information Sciences, Other.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Criminal Justice/Police Science.
Education, General.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision.
English Language and Literature, General.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History, General.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Mathematics, General.
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist.
Nursing Education.
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Organizational Leadership.
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
Philosophy.
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies.
Psychology, General.
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer.
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Secondary School Administration/Principalship.
Social Work.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Transportation/Mobility Management.
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Elementary Education

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law

3,410

total students

83%

in-state

17%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

69%

2,351
students

Female
73%
1,714

Male
27%
637

31%

1,059
students

Female
76%
810

Male
24%
249

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

77%

1,814
students

Female
77%
1,402

Male
23%
412

23%

537
students

Female
58%
312

Male
42%
225

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Student Break-down

19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

7%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: by add/drop

Spring: by add/drop

Summer: April 4

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Albania
South Korea
Trinidad And Tobago
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center

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