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Gwynedd-Mercy is a church-affiliated college. It was founded as a junior college for women in 1948, became a four-year college in 1963, and adopted coeduation in 1973. Its 170-acre campus is located northwest of Philadelphia.

Website: www.gmercyu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,157
Undergraduate
Students
(72.3%) 1,559 Women
(27.7%) 598 Men
833
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
95% of 1,030 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.25
SAT Math
502 average
460-543 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
520 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$52,531
Tuition and Fees
$35,600
Room and Board
$12,680
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Freshman Award
$26,417
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$35,827
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
94
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 49% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
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Campus Life

Gwynedd Valley Population
3,290
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
20% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
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Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.5% Asian
20.6% Black/African-American
5.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.3% White
2.9% Unknown
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
49.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
92%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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