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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
2,033
Undergraduate
Students
(76.0%) 1,546 Women
(24.0%) 487 Men
806
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
92% of 1,213 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.16
SAT Math
460-550 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
520 average
480-560 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$50,766
Tuition and Fees
$34,580
Room and Board
$12,470
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Freshman Award
$27,092
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$44,763
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
91
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
19% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.1% Asian
21.7% Black/African-American
5.2% Hispanic/Latino
0.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.2% White
6.2% Unknown
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
81.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
45.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
92%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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