Tuition & Fees

$33,240

$33,240

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
27%
500-599
54%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
23%
500-599
59%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
38%
18-23
46%
12-17
11%
24-29
50%
18-23
35%
12-17
15%
24-29
48%
18-23
45%
12-17
7%
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undergraduateRatios

33%

male

67%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,371
Declined + 369
Total Received 1,740
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Private (nonprofit)

2,146

undergraduate students

618

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Health Care Management
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Codes

SAT 2087
ACT 3539

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Location

School Facts

Misericordia University, founded in 1924, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 125-acre campus is located in Dallas PA, northeast of Wilkes-Barre.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,764
Established in 1924
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  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)

Dallas, PA

125-acre, suburban campus in Dallas (population: 2,768), nine miles from Wilkes-Barre; branch campuses in Nanticoke and Scranton. Air serves Avoca (22 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Misericordia University
301 Lake Street
Dallas, PA 18612-1098

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
45%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
80%
Bottom 1/2
20%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
27%
500-599
54%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
23%
500-599
59%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
38%
18-23
46%
12-17
11%
24-29
50%
18-23
35%
12-17
15%
24-29
48%
18-23
45%
12-17
7%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,371
Declined + 369
Total Received 1,740

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Interview
Recommendations
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Donna Cerza
Director of Admissions
P: 866 262-6363
F: 570 675-2441
admiss@misericordia.edu

Financial Aid

81%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$22,829

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $31,530
Room $7,600
Board $6,360
Additional fees $1,710
Books & supplies $1,250
Total $48,450
Average Financial Aid - $22,829
Total with Avg. Aid $25,621

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,576,843
State $1,817,546
Institutional $19,925,468
Other external $274,267
Total $24,594,124

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $5,735,647
Other external $152,637
Total $5,888,284
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
May 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 570 674-6280
F: 570 675-2441
finaid@misericordia.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Susan Fronzoni
Director of Student Financial Services
sfronzoni@misericordia.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Dance Team, Skiing, Snowboarding, Ultimate Frisbee

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Athletic Directors

Chuck Edkins (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Middle Atlantic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Cougar
School colors
royal blue and gold

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Laboratory Science
Computer Science
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Education/Early Childhood
Education/Instructional
Education/Middle School/4-8
Education/Reading Specialist
Education/Special Education
English
Government/Law/National Security
Health Care Informatics
Health Care Management
Health Science/Exercise Science
Health Science/Medical Science
Health Science/Patient Navigation
Health Science/Respiratory Therapy
Health Science/Surgical Technology
History
Information Technology
Mass Communications/Design
Mathematics
Medical Imaging
Medical/Health Humanities
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Management
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Professional Studies
Psychology
Social Work
Speech-Language Pathology
Sports Management
Statistics
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Health Care Management

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,764

total students

73%

in-state

27%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

2,146
students

Female
67%
1,442

Male
33%
704

22%

618
students

Female
74%
460

Male
26%
158

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

77%

1,660
students

Female
65%
1,066

Male
35%
594

23%

486
students

Female
78%
376

Male
22%
110

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
85%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

71%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

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 Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 1
Countries most often represented Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

Jane Dessoye
Executive Director of Admissions
570 674-6400
admiss@misericordia.edu

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