B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Mount Mercy University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
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

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
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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 8 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    88%
  • Vibrant
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
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 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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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.
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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.
I feel if there was more diversity the school would be so much better. Putting forth that effort and making it seem like they care would change my opinion as well as other minorities in the school,making a difference in the school as a whole. Many issues have surfaced as far as that but, other than that the education is great, I'm learning and for now that's what counts the most.