Gwynedd Mercy University

1325 Sumneytown Pike,, Gwynedd Valley, United States
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Overview of Gwynedd Mercy University

About this school

Gwynedd-Mercy is a church-affiliated college. It was founded as a junior college for women in 1948, became a four-year college in 1963, and adopted coeduation in 1973. Its 170-acre campus is located northwest of Philadelphia.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,081
    • Men:464 Men (22.3%)
    • Women:1,617 Women (77.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Gwynedd-Mercy 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 recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 20
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
August 20
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
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: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
Sumneytown Pike|PO Box 901
City, State, Zip
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0901
Phone
(215) 646-7300 x530
Fax
(215) 641-5556
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 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
Recommended for all 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
94% of 1,043 applicants were admitted
Women
93% of 818 applicants were admitted
Men
96% of 225 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
498 (51%) of 978 admitted students enrolled
Women
398 (52%) of 763 admitted students enrolled
Men
100 (47%) of 215 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.22
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
460-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
10%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
34%
• Score 300 - 400
7%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
14%
• Score 500 - 600
44%
• Score 400 - 500
39%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |17-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
19%
• Score 18 - 23
48%
• Score 12 - 17
27%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $33,520 (68.11%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,980 (24.34%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,300 (2.64%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,416 (4.91%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Gwynedd-Mercy College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15 | Final deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003270
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
257 (98.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
240 (93.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
240 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
34 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$26,574
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 240 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,734
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 212 (88.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,347
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 26 (10.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
20 (7.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,691

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,551 (90.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,429 (92.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,403 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
161 (11.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$22,116
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,276 (90.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,869
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,226 (87.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,630
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 117 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
150 (8.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,795

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
87%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$46,139
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,418

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


82

Part-Time Faculty


221

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


14%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 49% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 19% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 57% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not 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
267,910
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
250
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


Gwynedd-Mercy College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


83.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


39.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


53%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


57.8%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (29)


  • Accounting
  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Gerontology
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
  • Human Services, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


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

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Nursing Practice

Master's Programs of Study (14)


  • Adult Nursing
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Oncology Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


3,290

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Philadelphia

Campus Size


170 acres

Weather


Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Willow Grove
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


19% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


81%

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
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, softball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Gwynedd-Mercy College offers choral groups, student newspaper, voices of gwynedd, athletic association, student government, program board, peer mentors

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,934

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,081
Women
1,617
Men
464

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.9% Asian
  • 23.0% Black/African-American
  • 5.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 59.4% White
  • 4.8% Unknown

International Students


0.0% from 32 countries

Average Age


26

Number of Graduate Students


726

Student Resources

Study resources