Misericordia University

301 Lake Street, Dallas, United States
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Overview of Misericordia University

About this school

Misericordia University (formerly College Misericordia) is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college founded in 1924. Its 125-acre campus is located in Pennsylvania, in the city of Dallas, northeast of Wilkes-Barre.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,146
    • Men:704 (32.8%)
    • Women:1,442 (67.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Misericordia University 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 recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
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
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
301 Lake Street
City, State, Zip
Dallas, PA  18612-1098
Phone
(570) 674-6264
Fax
(570) 675-2441
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
-
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
74% of 1,823 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 1,120 applicants were admitted
Men
80% of 703 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
568 (42%) of 1,357 admitted students enrolled
Women
331 (42%) of 793 admitted students enrolled
Men
237 (42%) of 564 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.36
375 And Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
29%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

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
Sat Critical Reading
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
24 average |22-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
48%
• Score 18 - 23
42%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $33,240 (67.21941354903943%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,960 (28.230535894843275%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,250 (2.5278058645096055%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,000 (2.0222446916076846%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Misericordia University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1 | Final deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On or about March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003247
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
415 (95.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
367 (88.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
367 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
94 (25.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$25,752
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 367 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,908
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 278 (75.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,800
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 76 (20.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
48 (11.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,750

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,534 (92.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,361 (88.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,359 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
347 (25.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$24,313
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,356 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,695
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,074 (79.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,800
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 229 (16.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
172 (10.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,098

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
86%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$47,764
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

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
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal 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


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


139

Part-Time Faculty


165

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


36%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 66% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

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
129,684

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
150
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Misericordia University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


85.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


71.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


75.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


76.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (33)


  • Accounting
  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • General Studies
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Nursing Practice
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


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

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (15)


  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Organizational Management
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


2,807

Nearest Metropolitan Area


120 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
17.1 average low in January, 79 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
22 mile(s) from campus in Avoca
Nearest Bus Station
-
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


43% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


57%

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 III
Mascot
Cougar
School Colors
Royal blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Misericordia University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, physical therapy club, msota, colleges against cancer, dance ensemble, medical imaging club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,660

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,146
Women
1,442
Men
704

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.2% Asian
  • 3.1% Black/African-American
  • 3.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 86.9% White
  • 2.1% Unknown

International Students


0.1% from 1 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


618

Student Resources

Study resources