Tuition & Fees

$33,520

$33,520

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
14%
500-599
44%
400-499
39%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
48%
400-499
34%
300-399
7%
600-699
4%
500-599
24%
400-499
51%
300-399
20%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
19%
18-23
48%
12-17
27%
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undergraduateRatios

22%

male

78%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 978
Declined + 65
Total Received 1,043
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Private (nonprofit)

2,081

undergraduate students

726

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Elementary Education
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Codes

SAT 2278
ACT 3583

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,807
Established in 1948
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Gwynedd Valley, PA

170-acre, suburban campus in Gwynedd Valley (population: 11,405), 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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
20%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
69%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
14%
500-599
44%
400-499
39%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
48%
400-499
34%
300-399
7%
600-699
4%
500-599
24%
400-499
51%
300-399
20%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
19%
18-23
48%
12-17
27%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline April 1 (priority deadline)
August 20
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 978
Declined + 65
Total Received 1,043

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Michele Diehl
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 215 681-5510
F: 215 641-5556
admissions@gmercyu.edu

Financial Aid

60%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$22,116

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,820
Room $5,360
Board $6,620
Additional fees $700
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $46,800
Average Financial Aid - $22,116
Total with Avg. Aid $24,684
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
May 1

Institution's own financial aid form
May 1

Other
May 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 215 641-5570
F: 215 641-5556

Financial Aid Officer

Elizabeth Howard
Director of Financial Aid
Howard.E@gmercyu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
field hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Dance Team, Equestrian Sports, Flag Football, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Keith Mondillo (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
Mascot
Griffins

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Behavioral/Social Gerontology
Biology
Business Administration
Business Administration/Health Care
Business Administration/Strategic Management/Leadership
Clinical Nurse Specialist/Adult Health
Communication
Computer/Information Science
Criminal Justice
Education
Education Administration
Finance
History
Human Resource Management
Human Services
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Laboratory Science
Nurse Practitioner
Nursing
Nursing Education
Nursing Practitioner
Occupational Science
Occupational Therapy
Philosophy
Psychology
Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Care
School Counseling
Social Work
Special Education
Sports Management
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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

2,807

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

74%

2,081
students

Female
78%
1,617

Male
22%
464

26%

726
students

Female
74%
539

Male
26%
187

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

1,934
students

Female
78%
1,502

Male
22%
432

8%

147
students

Female
79%
115

Male
21%
32

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
22%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
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

28%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

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 Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

80

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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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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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

International Student Contact

Michele Diehl
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
800 DIAL-GMC
diehl.m@gmc.edu

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