B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
Mount Mercy University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Other
Address
1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Mount Mercy University 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
57%
SAT Range
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Mount Mercy University

Cost

Net Price
$20,163/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,707/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,313/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,553/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,576/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,920/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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.9 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.9 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
858Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    88%
  • Vibrant
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
75%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.22 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Nice, small, helpful, everybody knows everybody
    71%
  • Friendly
    29%

After Mount Mercy University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
47%
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 University Reviews

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I am a Freshman at Mount Mercy University and so far I have had a great experience. The Mount Mercy community is amazing and everyone is so welcoming and friendly. I chose Mount Mercy because of the great atmosphere, when I came to Mount Mercy I just felt like I was at home and it was the right place for me. At Mount Mercy there are so many great opportunities to get involved, faith groups, athletics, academics, clubs, fundraisers, about anything that you can think of Mount Mercy has. The one thing that I want to help change about Mount Mercy is the student engagement in all of these activities. This school has so much to offer an unfortunately student do not take advantage of it. Mount Mercy has turned in to what we call a "back pack school." Overall I love Mount Mercy and it has brought me to some of my closest friends. I cannot wait to continue my education at this school.
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Mount Mercy was a small, private, all girls Catholic college back in the day, so we don't have a football team-- yet. The athletic department is working on building a new sports complex and plans to have a football team by 2020. As for school spirit, we've got it! The fans are so pumped up to watch the players play, yelling and cheering every chance they get. Cheer and Dance just became a sport, too, which means we have girls on the court pumping people up as well.
My overall experience at school has been great so far. When I first came to Mount Mercy on a visit, I fell in love with the campus and how friendly everyone is here. Once school actually started, I was nervous about starting a new school, and meeting new friends, but now, I LOVE going to school here at Mount Mercy, and I wouldn't change the friendships I have. I didn't just come to Mount Mercy to pursue my career in nursing, but I also wanted to continue bowling. Bowling here at Mount Mercy is definitely different than high school bowling, but I love it so much. I have met so many great people on the bowling team and I can tell that no matter what, they will always have my back. I'm so glad that I came here to Mount Mercy because it has definitely been a year to remember, and I can't wait for the next three years.