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  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
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
315 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 01845
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (with football)
Athletic Conference
Landmark Conference
From Merrimack College

One of the fastest-growing educational institutions in the country, Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution just 25 miles north of Boston. Our five specialized schools offer high-impact majors and minors. You’ll “live it while you learn it,” gaining hands-on experience and jump-starting your career from day one. Top-tier faculty who are devoted to your success: Imagine being taught and mentored by our distinguished faculty members, experts who hail from top institutions across the country. Our small class sizes, you’ll get to know your professors, and they’ll take an interest in your studies and help bring your learning to life. Merrimack has 60+ student organizations; 40 Division I, intramural, and club sports; and countless volunteer opportunities— and that’s just for starters. As a Warrior, you’ll find your place in our “I love it here” community, both inside and outside the classroom.

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

Application Deadline
Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Range
930-1120
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$33,981/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,561/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    2%
  • On Campus
    97%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,572Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
281
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Upper middle class
    44%
  • Middle class
    16%
  • Varies
    16%
  • Very wealthy
    9%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Up tight and mean.. high school V2
    6%
  • Lower class
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
57%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.54 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Community
    42%
  • Small but exciting
    26%
  • Judgemental
    13%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Lack of diversity
    6%
  • Focused
    3%
  • Over-Priced
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $57,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    71%
    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

    Merrimack College Reviews

    570 reviews
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    Well, I’m transferring next year, but I think my overall experience has been average. For me, there’s not that much to do on campus. Most stuff is off campus and if you don’t have a car it sucks! I haven’t enjoyed the vibes here, i feel that you have to be a certain way to fit in. There’s not much diversity. Academics , it really depends on the type of teachers you have. Like some of my professors have been amazing, others not so much. What i really like about Merrimack is the small classroom sizes. It really helps you connect with professors. Now the food, it’s not the best. Sparky’s is not amazing, but they have stuff like Mac and cheese and ice cream, which is not healthy at all, but that’s like the best part (lol). The Warrior’s den isn’t too bad, but it gets repetitive like Sparky’s. Overall, it hasn’t been the worst, but i feel like coming here made me realize I want a bigger school with more diversity.
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    I enjoy Merrimack! It's environment makes every individual feel at home. The staff is there to help you succeed and learn. As an education major they are preparing their student teachers well. We are given opportunities to expand out of our comfort zone. Community is a big part of Merrimack, and we are always trying to help those around us. It is a school that keeps on growing, but never forgets its foundation.
    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!