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
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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
$33,003/ 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
14:1
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
3,295Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
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
$54,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
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 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"!
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I came to Merrimack with extremely high expectations of how the college life should be but was let down very quickly. If you loved high school this is the perfect college for you, it is cliquey, people are two-faced, and the professors hound you about work and attendance. Along with this, the college is outdated and growing at an unprecedented rate causing hectic construction as well as a dirty feel on campus. This growth is not only causing bad conditions on campus but it also takes away from the personal feel that I had been looking for in a college. Overall, Merrimack, in my opinion, is a great deal of money for very minimal in return. Save your money.
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!