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Mount Mercy, founded in 1928, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 36-acre campus is located in Cedar Rapids.

Website: www.mtmercy.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,442
Undergraduate
Students
(68.0%) 980 Women
(32.0%) 462 Men
366
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
66% of 1,176 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$46,532
Tuition and Fees
$31,998
Room and Board
$9,534
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$28,074
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$25,739
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
80
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Cedar Rapids Population
128,429
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Iowa City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
43% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Wild Thing
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.6% Asian
9.3% Black/African-American
0.7% Hispanic/Latino
1.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.3% White
5.9% Unknown
International Students
3.6% from 26 countries
First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
90%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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