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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  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 1,083 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Mount Mercy acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Human Resources. Graduating 58% of students, Mount Mercy alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,800.
About Mount Mercy University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference
Address
1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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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%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$22,429/ 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
$20,783/ 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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,083Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
434
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
45%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    75%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Vibrant
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
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
58%
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 University Reviews

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At Mount Mercy University, the staff members and all of the professors seem to really care about your learning and want you to succeed! They appreciate when students use their resources to get help at any time. You are never doubted to succeed.
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For the past two years Mount Mercy University has played a pivotal role in my journey to becoming a nurse. Mount Mercy University offers a strong nursing program that allows student to achieve not just an RN, but their BSN in only four years. The campus is close and easy to navigate. The faculty and staff are eager to help students to achieve their goals. The only thing that is hard about any college is the tuition. I almost didn't attend Mount Mercy University because I believed it to be too far out of my price range. However, it's an amazing university well worth the expense.
I couldn't imagine going to any other school! There is such a warm environment and you immediately feel welcome. The tunnels are an added bonus. One thing that I don't like is housing and food. With Mount Mercy being a small school, it's kind of hard to find a good roommate. My sophomore year I got paired up with someone I went to high school with even though I chose a random roommate. The dorm life could be better.