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 Business Administration and Management. Graduating 58% of students, Mount Mercy alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,600.
Mount Mercy University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management29 Graduates
Human Resources Management29 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration19 Graduates
Elementary Education18 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services17 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.14 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.24 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses
Mount Mercy University Reviews
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.
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.
I am currently a Freshman at Mount Mercy, and I've absolutely loved every minute of it. I've been treated in the best ways possible, and everyone from the music faculty, to the psychology professors, to the admissions staff, and even the president of the school know me, and many others, by name. I've gotten and educational experience that is almost unheard of for a freshman from this school.