Merrimack College

North Andover, MA

Merrimack College

North Andover, MA

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Undergrad Catholic

Tuition & Fees

$41,700

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,983
Declined 1,764
Total Received 9,747
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Private

4,015

undergraduate students

956

graduate students

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School Facts

Merrimack College, founded in 1947, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 220-acre campus is located in North Andover, Massachusetts, 25 miles north of Boston.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 4,971
Established in 1947
Coeducational Coeducational

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220-acre, suburban campus in North Andover (population: 31,013), 25 miles north of Boston. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Boston; smaller airport serves Manchester, NH (25 miles). School operates transportation to Boston. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Logan International

Merrimack College
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover
01845

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
71%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Onstagers
  • Live to Give (Relay for Life)
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
  • WMCK
  • Young Athletes Program/Special Olympics

Top Events

  • Spring Concert
  • Block Party
  • Relay for Life

Fun Facts

  • Not only do Merrimack College students smell smoke and hear fire alarms when no fire is in sight, the ghost of a firefighter is supposed to haunt this North Andover school. His clothes are charred and he may wield an axe.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline February 15
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.2

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,983
Declined 1,764
Total Received 9,747

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
standardized test scores

Not Considered

state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 27
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $39,330
Room & board $16,450
Additional fees $2,370
Total $58,150
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Financial Facts

Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton

Club Sports Men

Rugby, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Women

Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Rugby, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Mathematics, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Exercise Physiology
Family and Community Services
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History Teacher Education
History, General
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International/Global Studies
Italian Studies
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Nutrition Sciences
Philosophy
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

4,971

total students

71%

in-state

29%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

4,015
students

Female
52%
2,086

Male
48%
1,929

19%

956
students

Female
70%
670

Male
30%
286

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

3,898
students

Female
53%
2,039

Male
47%
1,859

3%

117
students

Female
41%
47

Male
59%
70

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 83%
Student 4 year graduation rate 68%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

91

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
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 no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 25

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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