83%

Acceptance Rate

$20,866

Avg.Financial Aid

003247

FAFSA Code

About Misericordia University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,566

Website

www.misericordia.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Roman Catholic

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

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.


Reviews

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.

Location & Contact

Address

301 Lake St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5706746400
Fax: 5706752441
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Rankings

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'.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

83%

SAT Range

1040 - 1200

ACT Range

23 - 26

Application Fee

$35

SAT/ACT

Considered but not required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Misericordia University accepts applications throughout the year as there is no specific deadline to submit the admission application. The admission process is a very easy and simple process. The candidate just needs to fill an online application admission form or hard copy is also acceptable by the university. 

The university also requires basic standardized test scores like the ACT and SAT test scores to evaluate the admission application of the candidates as well as minimum high school GPA. 

After the candidate admission application is accepted candidate needs to attend a formal personal interview for the confirmation of the admission.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$24,669

Average Annual Cost

$31,530

Books And Supplies

$1,250

Other Fees

$1,710

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$13,960

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,000

Total One Year Cost

$49,450

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.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

79%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

20%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

42%

Male Professors

58%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

95 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

85 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

76 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

46 Graduates

Psychology, General

34 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

29 Graduates

Political Science and Government

26 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

22 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

17 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

17 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

16 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

16 Graduates

Biology, General

13 Graduates

Social Work

11 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

10 Graduates

History

8 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

7 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

7 Graduates

Philosophy

4 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

4 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

3 Graduates

Mathematics

3 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

1 Graduates

Marketing

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,030

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

27%

Full-time

80%

Part-time

20%

Students Gender

Male

31%

US National: 44%

Female

69%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

87% White

3% Unknown

3% Black

3% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

33%

Out Of State

67%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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 Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 87% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

87%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$7,600/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,360/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,360/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Cougar

School Colors

royal blue and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation

Total Male Athletes

263

Total Female Athletes

239

Intramural Sports

4

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Other

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Field Hockey

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Other

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

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.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$42,700/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$50,400/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$19,500

$26,500

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$202 - 275

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$20,866

Students Receiving Federal Grants

23%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,062

Students Receiving State Aid

30%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,354

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$18,926

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$26,659

$30K - $48K

$25,814

$48K - $75K

$24,085

$75K - $110K

$21,581

> $110K

$18,455

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$6,200,230

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. 

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