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Misericordia University

Dallas, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate83%
Acceptance Rate83%

About Misericordia University

Located in northeastern Pennsylvania, Misericordia University is the first four-year institution of higher learning in Luzerne County, founded in 1924. The name, Misericordia, means "heart of mercy" which still resonates today within our charisms of mercy, service, justice, and hospitality. Misericordia is a broad-based liberal arts and pre-professional studies university and has been co-educational since the 1970s.

Misericordia is nationally and regionally ranked among the best colleges and universities. According to the Princeton Review, MU has been recognized as one of the top colleges and universities in the northeastern United States.

Misericordia University is a private, religious school in the town of Dallas, Pennsylvania. Misericordia University was founded in 1924. The college currently enrolls around 2,398 students per year, including 1,845 undergraduates.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Misericordia University

It is moderately difficult to get into Misericordia University. The acceptance rate at Misericordia University is 83%. Out of 1,897 applications received in 2021, 1,580 students were offered admission.

Misericordia University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 83%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
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Misericordia University is locatedin Dallas, Pennsylvania,.

If you would like to see Misericordia University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 81 to Dallas, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Wilkes-Barre Scranton International.

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Misericordia University Application Deadline

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Wondering what life at Misericordia University is like? There are approximately 2,398 students enrolled at Misericordia University, including 1,845 undergraduate students and 553 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 72% percent are from PA and 28% percent of students are from other states.


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