Tuition & Fees

$33,362

$33,362

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
5%
24-29
26%
18-23
46%
12-17
23%
30-36
2%
24-29
29%
18-23
45%
12-17
24%
30-36
4%
24-29
29%
18-23
55%
12-17
12%
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undergraduateRatios

31%

male

69%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 885
Declined + 524
Total Received 1,409
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Private (nonprofit)

1,501

undergraduate students

334

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 6417
ACT 1340

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Location

School Facts

Mount Mercy University was founded in 1928 by the Sister of Mercy of Cedar Rapids, Iowa as a two-year college for women and is now a four-year university.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,835
Established in 1928
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Cedar Rapids, IA

40-acre, suburban campus in Cedar Rapids (population: 132,228). Served by air and bus. School operates transportation to downtown and malls. Public transportation serves campus.

Mount Mercy University
1330 Elmhurst Drive, NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
46%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
50%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
5%
24-29
26%
18-23
46%
12-17
23%
30-36
2%
24-29
29%
18-23
45%
12-17
24%
30-36
4%
24-29
29%
18-23
55%
12-17
12%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 14
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 885
Declined + 524
Total Received 1,409

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Joe Slocum
Director of Admissions
P: 800 248-4504, extension 6460
F: 319 363-5270
admission@mtmercy.edu

Financial Aid

74%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,140

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,862
Room & board $9,915
Additional fees $500
Books & supplies $1,320
Total $44,597
Average Financial Aid - $25,140
Total with Avg. Aid $19,457

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,583,288
State $3,316,167
Institutional $13,219,448
Other external $896,449
Total $20,015,352

Non-need-based

Federal $14,003
State $5,286
Institutional $3,186,562
Other external $282,919
Total $3,488,770
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 248-4504, extension 6467
finaid@mtmercy.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Bethany Rinderknecht
Director of Financial Aid
rinderknecht@mtmercy.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cheerleading
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, biking, cheerleading, cycling, dance, flag football, Frisbee, softball, volleyball (indoor/power/sand)

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Athletic Directors

Paul Gavin (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Heart of America Athletic Conference
Mascot
Mustangs
School colors
blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Actuarial Science
Applied Management
Applied Philosophy
Art
Art/Fine Arts
Art/Graphic Design
Biochemistry
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Business Administration/Accounting
Business Administration/Management
Business Administration/Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood
Education
Elementary Education
English
Finance
Forensic Chemistry
Health Care Systems
Healthcare Navigation
History
Human Resource Management
International Studies
Journalism
Management Information Systems
Management/Sustainability
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mathematics
Medical Technology
Multimedia Design
Music
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Outdoor Conservation
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Public Relations
Religious Studies
Science Marketing
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Sports Management
Strategic Leadership
Visual Arts/Business Administration
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Criminal Justice

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

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

1,835

total students

85%

in-state

15%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

1,501
students

Female
69%
1,031

Male
31%
470

18%

334
students

Female
64%
214

Male
36%
120

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

71%

1,074
students

Female
67%
717

Male
33%
357

29%

427
students

Female
74%
314

Male
26%
113

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

55%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 30

Winter: December 30

Spring: January 30

Summer: May 30

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • 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 service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • 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 33
Countries most often represented Australia
Brazil
Germany
Great Britain
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Amir Hadzic
Assistant Director of International Programs & Student Services
319 363-8213, extension 1273
ahadzic@mtmercy.edu

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