Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, IA

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$35,574

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
3%
24-29
24%
18-23
52%
12-17
21%
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undergraduateRatios

32%

male

68%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 776
Declined 400
Total Received 1,176
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Private

1,442

undergraduate students

366

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,808
Established in 1928
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Iowa City
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Eastern Iowa

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
43%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Ambassadors
  • Mount Mercy University Association of Nursing Students
  • Cheerleaders
  • Black Student Union
  • Student Government Association

Top Events

  • Vegas Night
  • Christmas Club Friday
  • Spring Fling Week
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Department of Public Safety operational 24-hours a day, 7 days a week

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
81%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
3%
24-29
24%
18-23
52%
12-17
21%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline August 15
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.4

Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 776
Declined 400
Total Received 1,176

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
recommendation(s)
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 26
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,866

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $34,506
Room & board $10,112
Additional fees $1,068
Books & supplies $1,320
Other fees $2,200
Total $49,206
Average Financial Aid - $4,866
Total with Avg. Aid $44,340
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Financial Facts

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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Racquetball, Tennis, Volleyball, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Football, Racquetball, Tennis, Volleyball, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III
NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Finance, General
Forensic Chemistry
Graphic Design
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other
Natural Resources Law Enforcement and Protective Services
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Philosophy
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional

1,808

total students

87%

in-state

13%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

1,442
students

Female
68%
980

Male
32%
462

20%

366
students

Female
67%
247

Male
33%
119

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

74%

1,070
students

Female
67%
714

Male
33%
356

26%

372
students

Female
72%
266

Male
28%
106

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 75%
Student 4 year graduation rate 51%
Student 5 year graduation rate 11%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
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

127

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 15

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 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

  • 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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