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Merrimack College

North Andover, MA 4-Year Private

About Merrimack College

One of the fastest-growing educational institutions in the country, Merrimack College is a selective, private college in a beautiful, residential setting — just minutes from Boston, Massachusetts. The College features more than 100 career-focused undergraduate, professional and graduate programs, all taught by exceptional faculty who are passionate about their subject and student success. Merrimack prepares you to build the skills and knowledge today’s employers want. With courses in business, health sciences, education, science, engineering, technology and liberal arts, Merrimack has a program for you to meet your personal and professional goals. As both a private undergraduate and graduate school based in Massachusetts, all education is enriched by our Catholic Augustinian heritage.

Merrimack College is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of North Andover, MA, less than an hour from Boston.

Founded in 1947, the institution currently enrolls around 4,971 students a year, including 4,015 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About Merrimack College

Acceptance rate: 0%

Average GPA: 3.2

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: February 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: March 16

Merrimack College Acceptance Rate 2021

Merrimack College is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Merrimack College accepts around 0 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Merrimack College is 3.2 /4.0.

In 2021, 1,024 applicants were waitlisted and 23 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Merrimack College a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college 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

About 83 percent of students who start at Merrimack College return for their second year of college. Out of the 794 students who started at Merrimack College as first-time freshman, 540 graduate within four years.

Around 75 percent of students who started at Merrimack College 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 rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

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

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February 16 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants will receive an admissions decision by March 16.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. Or, visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about Merrimack College and get personalized recommendations for other colleges that might be perfect for you.

College Info

Merrimack College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 25

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Merrimack College is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Merrimack College is Aug 25.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Merrimack College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Merrimack College is like? There are approximately 4,971 students enrolled at Merrimack College, including 4,015 undergraduate students and 956 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 71% percent are from MA and 29% percent of students are from other states.


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