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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Misericordia is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,614 undergraduate students. The Misericordia acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Health Service Preparatory Studies, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 69% of students, Misericordia alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,700.
301 Lake St
Dallas, PA 18612
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic Conferences

Misericordia University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Misericordia Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1040-1200
ACT Range
23-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$24,669/ 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
$20,866/ 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
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
14
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
4
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
10
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    21%
  • On Campus
    67%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,614Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
416
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • 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
85%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.41 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Mercy, Justice, Service, Hospitality
    64%
  • Expensive
    32%
  • Not pleasant
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
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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Misericordia University Reviews

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Misericordia University is an outstanding health science school well as Division III athletic university. With a small sized campus, it is very easy to make friends and get involved! The life outside of campus is not very exciting, it's a very residential area. Student engagement hosts events to keep people entertained and involved. There are numerous other clubs and activities to keep students involved. Game nights and weekends are the highlight of many peoples college experience, whether an athlete or spectator. And there is not enough to say about the professors. With small class sizes, you receive much more individual attention than other universities. Misericordia University strives for greatness.
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I love the people I have met at Misericordia, both the students and professors. Everyone is kind and will always hold a door open for you! The classrooms are small and professors know your name, which is exactly what I was looking for when I was searching to find a college. I'm in a 5 and 1/2 year health science Master's degree program and I love the way it is set up. The professors are involved in the classroom, research, and they are clinical supervisors for the student clinicians at our on-site clinic. I know that Misericordia is preparing me well for my future because of the diverse clinical experience I am getting and because of what alumnae have reported back after graduating!
As a Speech-Language Pathology major, the program is amazing and will prepare me extremely well for my professional career! The staff are educated and kind, and will help any student with any trouble they’re having. Campus has such a great community and positive feeling as well. Roll cougs!