Gwynedd Mercy University

Gwynedd Valley, PA

Gwynedd Mercy University

Gwynedd Valley, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$35,600

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
16%
500-599
43%
400-499
38%
300-399
0
700-800
2%
600-699
9%
500-599
49%
400-499
33%
300-399
5%
30-36
6%
24-29
25%
18-23
46%
12-17
21%
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undergraduateRatios

28%

male

72%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 980
Declined 50
Total Received 1,030
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Private

2,157

undergraduate students

833

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,990
Established in 1948
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

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: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Philadelphia
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Philadelphia International

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
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Voices of Gwynedd
  • Athletic Association
  • Student Government
  • Program Board
  • Peer Mentors

Top Events

  • Fall Fest
  • Carol Night
  • International Night
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
22%
Top 1/2
60%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
16%
500-599
43%
400-499
38%
300-399
0
700-800
2%
600-699
9%
500-599
49%
400-499
33%
300-399
5%
30-36
6%
24-29
25%
18-23
46%
12-17
21%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.25

Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 980
Declined 50
Total Received 1,030

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

class rank
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
application essay
interview
recommendation(s)
volunteer work

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Football

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Applied Psychology
Behavioral Sciences
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Education, General
English Language and Literature, General
Gerontology
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
History Teacher Education
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Human Services, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Natural Sciences
Philosophy
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies
Psychology, General
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Social Work
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional

2,990

total students

87%

in-state

13%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

72%

2,157
students

Female
72%
1,559

Male
28%
598

28%

833
students

Female
77%
645

Male
23%
188

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

78%

1,702
students

Female
78%
1,316

Male
22%
386

22%

455
students

Female
54%
243

Male
46%
212

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 78%
Student 4 year graduation rate 49%
Student 5 year graduation rate 11%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

20%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

188

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 20

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

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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