If you are thinking about applying to Merrimack College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is September 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Students who apply to Merrimack College for fall should hear back from Merrimack College by January 1.
The following is an overiew of some of Merrimack College's admissions stats.
|Merrimack College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||10%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||2%|
These are the application deadlines for Merrimack College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 15||December 15|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 15||February 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||September 1||January 1|
Merrimack College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Merrimack College will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Merrimack College is 78%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 82%.
Merrimack College accepts approximately 91% of early action applicants and 82% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Merrimack College admitted 62 of the 79 students who applied early decision. In 2021, Merrimack College admitted 5,877 of the 6,476 who applied early action.
Some students apply early to college to boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.
➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Merrimack College is a moderately difficult school to get into. Merrimack College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Merrimack College accepted 82% of students, about 8,329 from the 10,144 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Merrimack College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Merrimack College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.
What does Merrimack College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
Make sure to check with Merrimack College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Merrimack College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Merrimack College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||Secondary School Report (SSR)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Merrimack College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3. Merrimack College considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Merrimack College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Merrimack College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 10% of Merrimack College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 2% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Merrimack College students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Merrimack College students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Merrimack College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is September 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Merrimack College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Merrimack College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Merrimack College.
Does Merrimack College accept transfer credits?
✅ Merrimack College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Merrimack College accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Merrimack College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Merrimack College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Merrimack College?
❌ No, Merrimack College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Merrimack College's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Merrimack College is 82%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Merrimack College?
✅ Merrimack College's early decision acceptance rate was 78% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Merrimack College?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Merrimack College was 91% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Merrimack College? Merrimack College is a somewhat selective institution. The Merrimack College acceptance rate is 82%. This means that the institution accepts 82 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Merrimack College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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