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Merrimack College
North Andover, MA
Merrimack, founded in 1947, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 220-acre campus is located in North Andover, 25 miles north of Boston.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,448
   Women 1,784 (51.7%)
   Men 1,664 (48.3%)
Graduate Students 581
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 82% of 8,214 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.10 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests       X
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities X      
Cost of Attendance $55,620
  Tuition and Fees $38,825
  Room and Board $14,345
Average Percent of Need Met 65%
Average Freshman Award $23,779
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 165
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 49% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
North Andover Population 28,352
Nearest Metropolitan Area Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 88% of freshmen, 74% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Warriors; Lady Warriors
Sororities 7% of women participate
Fraternities 1% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
3.5% Black/African-American
6.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.9% White
7.8% Unknown
International Students 3.2% from 30 countries
First-Year Students Returning 82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 67.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported