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About Gwynedd Mercy University

Gwynedd Mercy University is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Gwynedd Valley, PA, less than an hour from Philadelphia.

Founded in 1948, the institution currently enrolls around 2,737 students a year, including 1,990 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $38,398,000. The school spends $11,479 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Gwynedd Mercy University

Acceptance rate: 88%

Average GPA: 3.31

Mean ACT score: 21

Mean SAT score: 1025

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

Get ready! The 2022 regular decision application deadline for Gwynedd Mercy University is August 20

All regular decision applicants should hear back August 1.

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Gwynedd Mercy University Acceptance Rate

Gwynedd Mercy University is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 88 percent of all applicants to Gwynedd Mercy University are accepted each year. In 2021, Gwynedd Mercy University admitted 904 of the 1,027 people who applied.

The average high school GPA for a student at Gwynedd Mercy University is 3.31 on a 4.0 scale. Admitted students have a mean score of 1025 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 21.

Gwynedd Mercy University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Gwynedd Mercy University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 142 students who started at Gwynedd Mercy University as first-time freshman, 70 graduate within four years.

Around 61 percent of students who started at Gwynedd Mercy University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 92 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $35,827 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Gwynedd Mercy University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Gwynedd Mercy University a good school for YOU?

Thinking of applying to Gwynedd Mercy University for Fall 2022?

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The deadline to apply to Gwynedd Mercy University for Fall 2022 is August 1. All applicants should hear back from Gwynedd Mercy University by August 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.

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College Info

Sumneytown Pike PO Box 901 Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0901

Campus Setting: Suburban

Gwynedd Mercy University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Gwynedd Mercy University is Continuous processing.

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Gwynedd Mercy University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Gwynedd Mercy University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Gwynedd Mercy University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Gwynedd Mercy University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

940 - 1110


Math SAT Range

460 - 543


Reading SAT Range

470 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1110 and Above


940 to 1110


940 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Gwynedd Mercy University students is 1025. Applicants with SAT scores of 1110 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Gwynedd Mercy University, while applicants with SAT scores between 940 to 1110 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 940 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Gwynedd Mercy University.

Gwynedd Mercy University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Gwynedd Mercy University is like? There are approximately 2,990 students enrolled at Gwynedd Mercy University, including 2,157 undergraduate students and 833 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from PA and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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