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About Mount Mercy University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private



4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




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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?


The Mount Mercy University is a Private For-Profit university established in 1928 by the Sisters of Mercy. The main campus is situated across 40 wooded acres in the center of historic Cedar Rapids. It is a Catholic university that gives student-oriented education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy and open to people of all beliefs to join the community in pursuit of baccalaureate and graduate education.

Mount Mercy is a Catholic University that provides student-focused education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy and welcomes people of all beliefs to join our community in pursuit of baccalaureate and graduate education and compassionate service to those in need. 

Mount Mercy University works on four major principles.

Using reflective judgement: Reflective judgment requires a knowledge of basic fact, examination, and evaluation of assumptions; adequate justification for drawing a conclusion; and understanding the implications of drawing that conclusion. With these skills, individuals can solve problems creatively and integrate knowledge across disciplines.

Engaging in startegic communication: Strategic communication requires selecting from a range of options to accomplish a chosen goal in an ethical manner. These options include construction and interpretation of messages in written, oral, and aesthetic forms using appropriate technology.

Serving the common good: It includes respect for, and ethical interaction with, every person and the natural environment and, in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, service for the well-being of all humanity and action in the cause of justice in the world.

Promoting purposeful living: Mount Mercy University provides opportunities for spiritual growth, intellectual engagement, vocational clarity, social development, physical well-being, emotional maturity, and responsible community leadership.

  • It has more than 25 clubs and student’s organization with 18 varsity athletic teams.

  • University's acceptance rate is 63%.

  • The total student population is 1,886 which consists of 1,162 full-timers and 724 part-timers.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 14:1

  • The total graduation rate of the university is 58%.

  • The university is given accreditation by Higher Learning Commission(HLC).
Mount Mercy University which is a private, Roman Catholic university, is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At Mount Mercy University, around 71% of the students are 24 and under. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 68% of the students are females and 32% are males. Finally, at MMU around 76% are white, 9% are Black or African American, and 6% belong to an unknown race or ethnicity. Alumni play a vital role in building the reputation of a university. MMU has produced several achievers over the years who have done exceptional work. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. It also encourages its students to participate in athletics, as it helps in building character. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, MMU offers around 135 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Higher Learning Commission, Higher Learning Commission, and, No Longer Recognized, North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, Board of Trustees.

Location & Contact


1330 Elmhurst Dr NE


Email: N/A
Phone: 3193638213
Fax: 3193635270
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Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


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


SAT Range


ACT Range

19 - 25

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Accept Common App


The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is easy. The varsity has 3 admission thresholds. Along with the admission form, the students have to deposit a non-refundable fee to complete the application process. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 18 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Mount Mercy University is 21. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 1330 Elmhurst Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402-4797. To gather more information, they can call them at (319) 363-8213.

Annual Cost to Attend

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The next two things to keep in mind before applying to MMU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $48,364. The average annual tuition cost ($33,862), books and supplies ($1,320), room and boarding ($9,915), and budget for other expenses ($5,172) are all included in this cost. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


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


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


Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


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Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Registered Nursing, Administration,...

144 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

51 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

31 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

29 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

29 Graduates


27 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

24 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

19 Graduates

Psychology, General

19 Graduates

Social Work

17 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

13 Graduates

Biology, General

10 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

9 Graduates

Computer Science

8 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

8 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

6 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

6 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

5 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

5 Graduates

Business, Management, Marketing, an...

4 Graduates

International Business

4 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

3 Graduates


3 Graduates


3 Graduates

Political Science and Government

3 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

2 Graduates


2 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

2 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

2 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

2 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

1 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

1 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

1 Graduates


1 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

1 Graduates


1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


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






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




78% White

4% Unknown

8% Black

1% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

4% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

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Geographic Density



Unknown Location


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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$61,693 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 89% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

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School Colors

blue and gold

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

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Sports Club


Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


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Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by MMU. At MMU, $9,915 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. There are around 32% male and 68% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

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




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.

$165 - 284

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

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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.


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Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

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< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


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> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


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The financial aid department of Mount Mercy University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $5,139, whereas the financial aid is $19,788. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $5,728 as well as institutional aid worth $19,788. At MMU, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $984,405 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $3,488,770.

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