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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.

Web Sitewww.merrimack.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students3,448
   Women1,784 (51.7%)
   Men1,664 (48.3%)
Graduate Students581

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate82% of 8,214 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.10 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT MathNot reported
SAT Critical ReadingNot reported
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT CompositeNot reported

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$55,620
Tuition and Fees
$38,825
Room and Board
$14,345
Average Percent of Need Met65%
Average Freshman Award$23,779
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
165
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

North Andover Population28,352
Nearest Metropolitan AreaBoston
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 88% of freshmen, 74% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
MascotWarriors; Lady Warriors
Sororities7% of women participate
Fraternities 1% of men participate

STUDENTS

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 Students3.2% from 30 countries
First-Year Students Returning82.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
67.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 2.81 3.27 536 610  
Low 2.03 2.60 480 540  
High 3.50 3.86 640 700  
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