About Misericordia University
On Campus Housing
Misericordia University is a private for-profit university headquartered at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. It has a Catholic religious affiliation and was established in 1924 by the sisters of mercy as a four-year institute of higher learning named 'Misericordia College'.
The mission of the Misericordia University, a Catholic liberal arts institution established in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, fosters intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and respect for persons in an environment where all are welcome.
The university has 123 acres of the huge main campus. It has 112 full-time faculties of which 87 percent hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field of study. It has a suburban setting.
University's acceptance rate is 83%.
The student-faculty ratio is 11:1.
The total graduation rate is 74% and the retention rate is 82%.
- The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
Online Education at Misericordia University
The university offers various courses online providing the students with flexible schedules. They offer the best online courses to students which are industry relevant. They also offer accelerated online courses for the students which can be completed earlier than the other normal online degree courses. It also provides hybrid programs for the students which are partially online and on campus.
Following are some of the student reviews.
- The university has a beautiful campus and environment for the students.
Professors and advisors are knowledgeable, experienced and helpful.
The campus is safe and secure with university security team always present and guiding the students.
The rankings according to the U.S. News are cited below:
The university ranked 35th in 'Regional Universities-North'.
It ranked 26th in 'Best Value Schools'.
- The university has secured 192nd position in 'National Universities'.
It ranked 17th in 'Best Veteran College'.
- It ranked 204th in 'Top Performers on Social Mobility'.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Misericordia University is a private not-for-profit university. It has kept the average of all the costs so the average annual cost to attend is $31,530 for this university. The net price is $24,669. The cost includes books, housing, and other expenses.
The total one-year average cost to attend for a student to get admission securely is $49,450.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$56,589 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $14,220 per year. Misericordia University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at MU costs around $6,360 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At MU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 32% and 68%, respectively.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The university provides grants, aid, scholarship, or any other financial benefit to the students who are in need of it or who can't afford to pay the tuition fees of the university due to financial issues. Candidates first need to check their eligibility for financial aid and the aid amount will be received depending upon the eligibility of the candidate.
Federal/FAFSA code of the university used to fill the FAFSA form to apply for various financial aids is 003247.
Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and TEACH Grant are the Federal Grants available. Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan are the Federal Loans available. The Federal Work-Study program is also available.
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Grant, Non-Pennsylvania Resident Grant, and Sibling Grant are the State Aids available for the students.
The Sister Mary Glennon '62 Full-Tuition Scholarship, Merit Scholarship, McAuley Award, Achievement Award, and Legacy Award are the Institutional Aids available.
Yellow Ribbon Program and Post 9/11 GI Bill are the Military Aids available for the students.