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.

Website: www.merrimack.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,726
Undergraduate
Students
(49.9%) 1,860 Women
(50.1%) 1,866 Men
790
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
83% of 8,668 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.17
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$58,150
Tuition and Fees
$41,700
Room and Board
$16,450
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$26,288
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
197
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 47% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

North Andover Population
28,352
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
71% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Warriors; Lady Warriors
Sororities
10% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
3.3% Black/African-American
7.6% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.5% White
7.1% Unknown
International Students
2.4% from 28 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
65.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies    
History 2  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only Considered if submitted February 15
ACT Only Considered if submitted February 15
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
315 Turnpike Street
City, State, Zip
North Andover, MA 01845-5800
Phone
(978) 837-5000 x5100
Fax
(978) 837-5222
E-mail
admission@merrimack.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins March 15
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Action Notification
February 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
First quarter senior grades required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
83% of 8,668 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 4,293 applicants were admitted
Men
81% of 4,375 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
855 (12%) of 7,174 admitted students enrolled
Women
544 (15%) of 3,626 admitted students enrolled
Men
579 (16%) of 3,548 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
91% of 76 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
93% of 4,369 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
0
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.17
3.75 and Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
29%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$58,150
Tuition and Fees
$41,700
Room and Board
$16,450
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002120
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
992 (89.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
862 (88.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
862 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
145 (12.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$26,288
Need-Based Gift
Received by 862 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,553
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 690 (82.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,416
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 123 (11.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
202 (18.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,330

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,897 (79.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,551 (88.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,548 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
355 (10.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$25,192
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,529 (98.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,647
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,106 (84.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,484
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 310 (10.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
826 (22.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,507

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Family and Community Services
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Family and consumer sciences, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
197
Part-Time Faculty
254
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
39%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 47% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
427,045
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Adult Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Higher Education
  • Middle School Education
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Student Affairs

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


North Andover Population
28,352
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Campus Size
220 acres

Weather

Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Andover
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Andover

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
71% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Warriors; Lady Warriors
School Colors
Navy blue, vegas gold, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf x x    
Ice Hockey x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Rowing x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf x x
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse x x
Rowing x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf    
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse x x
Rowing    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, onstagers, live to give (relay for life), zeta tau alpha, wmck, young athletes program/special olympics
Sororities
10% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
ROTC
Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,726
Women
1,860 (49.9%)
Men
1,866 (50.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,587
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
3.3% Black/African-American
7.6% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.5% White
7.1% Unknown
International Students.
2.4% from 28 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
790

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
65.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
70.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
68.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3.5%
Law 1.5%
Arts and Sciences 4%
Medicine 0.5%
Education 4%
Other 6.5%

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