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    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    B
Mount Mercy is a private, Catholic university located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,046 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Mount Mercy acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Human Resources. Graduating 58% of students, Mount Mercy alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,600.
About Mount Mercy University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
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
62%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$20,112/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,140/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,557/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,510/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,206/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,766/ year
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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.12 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,046Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
40%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Friendly
    73%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • Vibrant
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
80%
of students say they don't have Greek life.15 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.25 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Nice, small, helpful, everybody knows everybody
    70%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Too small
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,900/ 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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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.
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MMU has a very supportive staff and faculty and I enjoyed my professors very much. However they also made me take a class I didn’t need. Social life at MMU is nonexistent. Friend groups are very closed off. A party is drinking in a dorm room or a house. Going to MMU feels like going to a boarding school for high school: it’s high school and you sleep there. I left after just a semester because I was not getting the college experience I had always wanted. They don’t have enough room to house all the students. They’re shoving 12 people into a suite (3 triple rooms) which is way too crowded. However, if you want to live off campus they reduce your scholarships by 3,500.
MMU is an excellent place to get your degree. The faculty and staff truly care about your success and will help you achieve your goals. The campus is easy to navigate and tunnels are a bonus!