Location: North Andover, Massachusetts; students enjoy small-town perks and big-city access at Merrimack College. With downtown Andover’s boutiques and bookstores within walking distance and Boston 25 miles away, Merrimack offers the best of both worlds.
Type: Merrimack is a private Catholic college with an Augustinian heritage.
Size of Campus: Welcoming campus on 220 acres
Number of Students: 3,300 undergraduates
Number of Faculty: 203 full-time faculty
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Merrimack’s Schools (School of Education and Social Policy, School of Science and Engineering, School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, Girard School of Business) offer more than 100 innovative academic programs.
Geographic Diversity: Our students come from 34 states and 32 countries.
Financial Aid: 100% of students in Merrimack’s Class of 2021 received a grant and/or scholarship, with $56.4 million awarded in total.
Test Score Requirements: Merrimack is a test-optional school.
Application Deadlines and Fees: Early Action 1 and Early Decision: November 15; Early Action 2: January 15; Regular Decision: February 15; no application fee
Majors and Concentrations
• Art and Art History
• Athletic Training
-Ecology and Environmental Biology
-Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biotechnology
• Business Administration
• Civil Engineering
• Communication and Media
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
- Computational Mathematics
- Cryptography and Security
- Information Technology Management
- Mobile and Web Development
- Software Engineering
• Criminology and Criminal Justice
-Early Childhood Education PreK–2
-Elementary Education 1–6
-High School Education 8–12
-Middle School Education 5–8
-Moderate Disabilities PreK–8
• Electrical Engineering
• Environmental Studies and Sustainability
-Environmental Business and Policy
• Exercise Science
• Graphic Design
• Health Science
• Human Development
-School and Society
• International Studies
• Italian Studies
• Mechanical Engineering
• Nutritional Sciences
-Moral and Political
• Political Science
• Public Health
• Rehabilitation Science
• Religious and Theological Studies
• Romance Languages
• Social Justice
-Global Justice and Human Rights
-Green Cultural Studies
-Religion and Social Justice
• STEM Education
• Theatre Arts
• Women’s and Gender Studies
You’re the reason for everything we do
From the academics and residence halls to athletics and spirit-rousing traditions—it’s all about you. At Merrimack, we’re devoted to going the extra mile to help students (like you) find your footing, achieve personal and academic success, and make a difference in your community and out in the world.
Sure, college is a personal experience, but no one does it alone. No matter what you’re into, we’ll help you navigate your way. Supported by our ultra-caring faculty in our I-love-it-here community, you’ll find your place.
Truth be told, an education is only as good as where it can take you. That’s why our degree programs are strategically designed to help you build the skills and knowledge that today’s employers want.
Let’s face it: anyone can achieve success once. Sustaining it takes hard work and the right mix of people and resources. At Merrimack, we think we’ve got the secret sauce. From your first day at Merrimack until graduation day, we’ll set you up for achievable, repeatable, measurable success.
The cost to attend Merrimack may surprise you (in a good way). Not only do you get all the academic programs you’d expect from a large school, you also benefit from small classes, added amenities, and support services that only a smaller, private college can offer—all at a price that comes close to that of a state university.
Values that last a lifetime
Founded by the Order of St. Augustine in 1947, Merrimack continues to uphold the Catholic Augustinian values of social justice, scholarship, and service. Merrimack is committed to providing students with opportunities to develop intellectually, spiritually, socially, and ethically.
Mack Gives Back, an annual day of service, commemorates both our Augustinian heritage and Veterans Day by giving the Merrimack community the opportunity to honor those who serve by serving others. Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, athletic teams, and alumni volunteers cover locations throughout the Merrimack Valley and Boston, working tirelessly to perform hours of much-needed community service.