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Misericordia University
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  • 4 Year
  • DALLAS, PA

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Monthly Update

2.9.2024

The Department of Education's plan to deliver FAFSA data to educational institutions has been postponed until mid-March. This means educational institutions likely will be unable to offer financial aid award packages to families until April. Given this new aid awarding timeline, Misericordia University formally announces the extension of the deposit deadline for Fall 2024 until June 1, 2024.

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B minus
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade A

About

301 LAKE ST
DALLAS, PA 18612
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic Conferences
From Misericordia University

Located in northeastern Pennsylvania, Misericordia University is the first four-year institution of higher learning in Luzerne County, founded in 1924. The name, Misericordia, means "heart of mercy" which still resonates today within our charisms of mercy, service, justice, and hospitality. Misericordia is a broad-based liberal arts and pre-professional studies university and has been co-educational since the 1970s.

Misericordia is nationally and regionally ranked among the best colleges and universities. According to the Princeton Review, MU has been recognized as one of the top colleges and universities in the northeastern United States.

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Misericordia University 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
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
89%
SAT Range
1050-1220
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$23,822 / 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
$25,719 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 43 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 50 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 50 responses

Majors

Health Sciences at Misericordia

academic spotlight

We graduate the largest number of health science professionals in Northeastern Pennsylvania constituting the majority of practitioners/clinicians. We offer a rich education through clinical and fieldwork experiences, service-learning, inter-professional engagement and research endeavors. Our students can experience international service and research as a component of their education.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    45%
  • On Campus
    49%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,417 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
356
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
39%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
  • Friendly
    35%
  • White
    31%
  • Upper Middle-Class American
    15%
  • Full of judgement
    12%
  • Catholic school background
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 44 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Mercy, Justice, Service, Hospitality
    59%
  • Expensive
    28%
  • Not pleasant
    6%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 25 responses

Misericordia University Reviews

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