B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Merrimack College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast 10 Conference
Address
315 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 01845

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
$33,003/ 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
    $25,524/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,663/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,361/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,561/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,772/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,027Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Upper middle class
    57%
  • Middle class
    22%
  • Varies
    9%
  • Very wealthy
    9%
  • Lower class
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
58%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.45 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Community
    45%
  • Small but exciting
    36%
  • Judgemental
    14%
  • Lack of diversity
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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When you decide on a major, you will have certain course that are required to be completed. Advisers and professors are very accommodating and helpful to make sure you are able to get into the classes you need. Class size will depend on your major, whether it is an honors course (those are typically smaller), and whether it is a gen-ed requirement. The average class size I have experienced is around 20, but some freshman science/health lectures can be as large as 50. Even with larger classes, professor are very good about keeping office hours and being available when you need them!
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There are so many opportunities to get involved (take as many as you can!) and the people are incredible. Classes are appropriate for your study, professors are engaged, passionate, and helpful when needed, and the size allows you to walk around campus always seeing people you know, but also bunches of students you still have yet to meet. I cannot imagine myself anywhere else and am grateful I made the decision to attend MC!
Even though I have only been here a short amount of time, I can say that coming to Merrimack College is the best thing I have ever done. I think the people are some of the best I have ever met, everyone for the most part is respectful and very kind. The dorms I lucked out because I am in ash, I manages to get a suite. Others though I know are in forced triples and even quads, which sounds awful. Great parties. Great everything. I love my classes, I love everything about this school. Except maybe the food, but no college has good food.