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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Merrimack is an above-average private, Catholic college located in North Andover, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,323 undergraduate students. The Merrimack acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Business, Human Development, and Marketing. Graduating 68% of students, Merrimack alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,700.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast-10 Conference
Address
315 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 01845
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Merrimack College 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
82%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
930-1120
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$33,202/ 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
    $25,448/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,346/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,370/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,481/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,969/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,323Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Upper middle class
    50%
  • Middle class
    19%
  • Varies
    12%
  • Very wealthy
    12%
  • Lower class
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
58%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.48 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Community
    40%
  • Small but exciting
    32%
  • Judgemental
    12%
  • Home away from home
    8%
  • Lack of diversity
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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Merrimack College Reviews

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I would put 3 stars for the entire experience and an extra one for the memories.
Academics: DECENT
I had great professors and not so great ones. But the one’s that were great have helped me throughout my four years and I will never forget them.
Athletics:
Former athlete at Merrimack. They treat them great, some more than others. But overall athletics are supported and there are many oppetunties to see games/matches
Campus Life:
ALRIGHT
Housing is terrible. Get off campus housing when you can! The food sucks too. I never ate at the cafe.
Dorms are small and stupid. Not what you paid for :)
Friends I made were amazing! However I wish there was more diversity!
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Merrimack College is a small community where you see the same helpful and friendly faces everyday around campus. Merrimack actually allows students to voice their opinions and is constantly improving. Merrimack is where I have made close relationships with professors who have written me wonderful letters of recommendations, which helped me get into law school. I have also met wonderful life long friends here. Merrimack college has provided me with exceptional academic preparation for the real world and stresses the importance of internships and jobs. Merrimack will set you up with a paid internship to help further your career, as most jobs want experience upon hiring. Merrimack also allows you to join a variety of club and meet a diverse set of people. Merrimack is what you make of it, as we are constantly reminded to "make it your Merrimack"!
I am currently in my second semester at Merrimack College and I love it there! The community is so welcoming and I feel so comfortable. There is also a lot of help available for academic help when needed. The staff is amazing and so helpful, I am constantly asking questions and going to them for anything. They really want to help all the student succeed as much as possible.