Merrimack College

315 Turnpike St, North Andover, United States
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Overview of Merrimack College

About this school

Merrimack, founded in 1947, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 220-acre campus is located in North Andover, 25 miles north of Boston.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,515
    • Men:1,721 Men (49.0%)
    • Women:1,794 Women (51.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Merrimack College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
February 15
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
February 15
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
315 Turnpike Street
City, State, Zip
North Andover, MA 01845-5800
Phone
(978) 837-5000 x5100
Fax
(978) 837-5222
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins March 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Action Notification
February 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
First quarter senior grades required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
82% of 8,656 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 4,302 applicants were admitted
Men
79% of 4,354 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
855 (12%) of 7,058 admitted students enrolled
Women
416 (11%) of 3,626 admitted students enrolled
Men
439 (13%) of 3,432 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.12
375 And Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
29%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $40,190 (69.45%)
  • Room & Board: - $15,225 (26.31%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (1.73%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,450 (2.51%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Merrimack College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002120
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
764 (89.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
675 (88.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
675 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
81 (12.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$24,754
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 675 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,901
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 559 (82.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,445
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 75 (11.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
155 (18.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,176

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,656 (79.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,379 (89.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,374 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
259 (10.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$23,808
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,347 (98.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,182
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,007 (84.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,559
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 239 (10.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
765 (22.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,184

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


186

Part-Time Faculty


243

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


38%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 47% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Merrimack College provides speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


62.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


67.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


68.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (58)


  • Accounting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
  • Human Services, General
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Italian Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Family and consumer sciences, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (26)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Community Health
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Health Promotion
  • Higher Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle School Education
  • Public Affairs
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Student Affairs

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


28,352

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Boston

Campus Size


220 acres

Weather


Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Andover
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Andover

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


70% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


30%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Warriors; Lady Warriors
School Colors
Navy blue, vegas gold, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Merrimack College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,346

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,515
Women
1,794
Men
1,721

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.4% Asian
  • 3.5% Black/African-American
  • 7.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 77.6% White
  • 8.5% Unknown

International Students


2.3% from 27 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


656

Student Resources

Study resources