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Merrimack College

North Andover, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate82%

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, religious college in the suburb of North Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack College was founded in 1947. The college enrolls around 5,453 students a year, including 4,123 undergrad students.

Merrimack College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Merrimack College. The acceptance rate at Merrimack College is 82%. Out of 10,202 applications received in 2022, 8,329 students were offered admission.

Merrimack College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 78%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 83%
Average GPA 3.3
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 83%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 10%

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Merrimack College is located in the town of North Andover, Massachusetts, in the suburbs of Boston.

If you would like to see Merrimack College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstates 495 and 93 to North Andover, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Logan International.

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College Info

Merrimack College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Sep 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Merrimack College is Sep 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Merrimack College is Sep 1.

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

Merrimack College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

470 - 660


Reading SAT Range

460 - 650

Merrimack College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Merrimack College is like? There are approximately 5,453 students enrolled at Merrimack College, including 4,123 undergraduate students and 1,330 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 68% percent are from MA and 32% percent of students are from other states.


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