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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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Gwynedd Mercy is a private, Catholic university located in Lower Gwynedd Township, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,934 undergraduate students. The Gwynedd Mercy acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Education. Graduating 49% of students, Gwynedd Mercy alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $47,900.
About Gwynedd Mercy University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Colonial States Athletic Conference
Address
1325 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437

Gwynedd Mercy University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
930-1110
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$23,852/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,552/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,527/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,493/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,041/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,593/ year
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Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
78%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,934Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
37%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
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  • Noses in the books.
    31%
  • Studious
    25%
  • Studious yet partiers
    25%
  • Outgoing
    13%
  • Stressed
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
64%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Upbeat
    18%
  • Very homelike.
    14%
  • Homey
    9%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Strict
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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Gwynedd Mercy University Reviews

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Gwynedd Mercy was a small community which is something I really wanted in a university. I had the ability to be a student-athlete, member of multiple clubs/organizations, study for my bachelor's degree, and work part-time. The faculty and staff were very helpful, especially when it came down to "crunch time" and finding a job. I graduated GMercyU on May 12th and secured a teaching position May 14th! I highly recommend Gwynedd Mercy University, especially to education majors!
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I just started at Gwynedd. So far I enjoy it. The campus has a lot of grass, which helps me personally because a green environment brings me peace when I'm stressed. College does tend to stress you out. The staff are all so kind and helpful. As I walked around the hallways, I looked a bit confused on where to go and what to do. Well that was enough for the staff to approach me and offer generous help. They also offer one on one assistance with just about anything! I got my schedule for the fall semester done within fifteen minutes thanks to the help of Gwynedd's staff members. Overall I'm excited to attend the university and think it's going to be worth the hard work.
My college experience was truly amazing! I transferred to Gwynedd as a non-traditional student. I lived on campus all four years, which allowed me to become involved in clubs/organizations/activities and events on campus as well as focus on my academics. I was also a Resident Assistant for two of those years. In my opinion, this institution has a family feel to it, and the campus is very safe, clean and there are several ways to get involved on campus! I love the fact that the Professors truly care about you and want to see you blossom into your full potential. I am proud to be an Alumni of such a wonderful Institution. Since graduating from Gwynedd, I feel confident and prepared to conquer my dreams, goals and so much more. Gwynedd Challenged me to be the best version of myself and I challenge you to do the same thing!