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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Mount Mercy is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,074 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Mount Mercy acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Human Resources. Graduating 71% of students, Mount Mercy alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,800.
1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference

Mount Mercy University Rankings

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Mount Mercy Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,704/ 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
$23,619/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
100%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
8
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    74%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,074Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
427
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
43%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
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  • Friendly
    90%
  • Vibrant
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.16 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.26 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Nice, small, helpful, everybody knows everybody
    73%
  • Friendly
    18%
  • Too small
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses
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Mount Mercy has provided me with so many great opportunities. The smaller campus size offers a smaller student to staff ratio. This has made such a difference for me. Faculty are easy to get into contact with and can provide a much more individualized experience for students. There are also many different clubs that students can join. I work on campus as a work study student which provides flexible hours between classes. Also, MMU has so many great sport teams. I've met so many great people by being on the soccer team. My college experience has been great due to Mount Mercy.
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I have to say that a majority of the true professors there are very caring, but as soon as they find out that you're looking at other schools, the toss you like a hot potato. I didn't find any professors here that seemed to genuinely cared about the students which is disappointing, but that could just be a flaw of mine.

The 'public safety' is a joke. They're so lazy that even though they say they give rides from the parking lot at night (I've never seen), they complain about helping shovel a car out after a snow storm in the day. There was a scam email incident and I was having issues with that so I frantically emailed public safety and 3 months later, still no response.

The food is not good and there have been constant issues with Mount Mercy accepting anything to do with the LGBTQ+ community.

The campus is beautiful and nursing program great, but so many cliques.

Not a great college and way overpriced. Didn't refund all my money after being kicked off campus due to corona.
A fantastic school, very open to anyone and everyone. Amazing staff/faculty who makes sure each and every student feels secure. They are great at making people want to go there, but for good reasons. I love their programs, and I get to do what I love there!