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Misericordia University
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  • 4 Year
  • DALLAS, PA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Effective 8/11/2022, Masking is optional indoors. Those who prefer to be fully masked in campus buildings may do so freely, and we ask that everyone supports and respects their decisions. Students as well as employees have the right to ask individuals to wear a mask in their personal work, study or residential areas.Contact our Cougar Care team at cougarcare@misericordia.edu. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade A
  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 C+
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade A

About

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
83%
SAT Range
1050-1220
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,693 / 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
$21,131 / 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
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 41 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 47 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 47 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

Online Programs Offered
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
    41%
  • On Campus
    49%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,473 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
372
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
39%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
  • White
    35%
  • Friendly
    30%
  • Upper Middle-Class American
    17%
  • Full of judgement
    9%
  • Catholic school background
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 41 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
  • Mercy, Justice, Service, Hospitality
    62%
  • Expensive
    31%
  • Not pleasant
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
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

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