• Address: 1325 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania 19437-0901

  • Phone Number: (215) 646-7300

  • Website: https://www.gmercyu.edu/

About

Gwynedd Mercy University (GMercyU) is a private not-for-profit university established in the year 1948 by the Sisters of Mercy of Merion. The university is a religiously affiliated Roman Catholic institute. It allows you to pick from more than 40 academic programs in a 160-acre vibrant campus near Philadelphia.

The community is surrounded by diverse people who want to make some difference. The mission of the university is to provide education blended with Catholic tradition to provide a successful career and meaningful lives in the society.

  • The acceptance rate of GMercyU is 94%.

  • The student-faculty ratio of 11:1 enables the faculties to give individual attention to each of the students. The total student population of the university is 2,667.

  • The university is regionally accredited and is recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.


Online

The degree programs develop professionalism while maintaining the importance of moral behavior. The university aims to make education adaptable and convenient. Study materials and presentations are provided in traditional settings to enhance knowledge in academics.

Every student will be provided with a unique username and password upon registering for any course. With the help of these credentials, a student can view information relating to their tuition, online classes, financial aid, events, and much more.

There are plenty of online tools included in the portal to make the learning more comfortable. The online assistance helps the students with any kind of technical help to solve the issues in attending online classes.


Reviews on GMercyU

Some of the student reviews are given below.

  • The small student-faculty ratio helps the students get more attention from the lecturers. The faculties are very helpful and active in giving feedback and suggestions for the betterment of the students.

  • The workload is intense but very beneficial. The classes are easy to learn.

  • The college provides internship opportunities to get familiar with the work environment.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003270

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Institutional Accreditation

MSCHE

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Religious Affiliation

Roman Catholic

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.gmercyu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Campus Life

The 160-acre suburban campus has all the amenities for the student's needs. 2,500 graduate and undergraduate students and about 17,000 alumni come from diverse cultural, religious, and professional backgrounds. The office of student activities hosts leadership programs and activities which makes the environment of the campus energetic and funfilled. 

The athletic department provides a learning environment for the students to participate in the intercollegiate activities which in turn develops the leadership potential. The university also demands that engagement in athletics should remain in harmony with the academic results.

The sports played by the university include Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, and Track Events.

The residence halls offer amenities like WiFi-access, washers, and dryers, and a safe and secure environment to live and learn. The residence halls include Loyola Hall, Alexandria Hall, St. Brigid Hall, and Siena Hall.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 11: 1
Total Population 2,667
Student Population Full Time: 2,448 Part Time: 219
Gender Division Male: 22 % Female: 78 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 47 %

The College Monk

Female: 54 %

Total Graduation Rate: 51 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Gwynedd Mercy University offers 27 online programs across 4 Majors

Education

Offering 18 programs accross 5 degrees

Business Management

Offering 6 programs accross 3 degrees

Nursing

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Psychology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Gwynedd Mercy University Acceptance Rate is 94%

Application Fee
Graduate Application Fee $30

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 904
Total Applicants Admitted 821
Applicants Enrolled 225
Full time Applicants Enrolled 223
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Gwynedd Mercy University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 209
Number of students submitting ACT scores 47
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 93%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 21%
SAT Math 455 average 410 - 500 range
SAT Critical Reading 465 average 420 - 510 range
SAT Writing 450 average 400 - 500 range
ACT Composite 20 average 18 - 22 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The aim of the university is to provide high-quality education which is accessible to all. The university works closely with the students in attaining maximum financial aid. The financial support staffs assist the students by providing a clear overview of the tuition structure and associated costs. They also help in the procedures required to avail financial aid.

The full-time students in the university have received financial aid in the academic year of 2016-2017 which was about $58,000,000.

The students seeking financial aid must fill the FAFSA form to understand the financial requirements and eligibility of the student. The Gwynedd Mercy University federal school code is 003270.

The Federal-Aid provided includes a Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized loan, Pell Grant, and Federal Work Study program.

The State Aid provided includes Pennsylvania State Grant.

The Military Aid includes the Yellow Ribbon Program, Post 9/11 GI Bill, and the Tuition Assistance Program.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,433 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen January 15th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $1,489 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen January 15th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible. Satisfactory academic progress. January 15th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,706 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time January 15th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,706 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time January 15th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $5,706 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time January 15th, 2019
Federal Nursing Student Loan Varies U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time January 15th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pennsylvania State Grant $3,815 Resident of Pennsylvania. Demonstrate Financial Need. April 30th, 2019

Data Source: https://www.gmercyu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 90 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $16,850 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 90 days after Sep10,2001. Undergraduate students. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $2,060 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Undergraduate students. Varies

Data Source: https://www.gmercyu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $19,827
$30,001 - $48,000 $20,197
$48,001 - $75,000 $22,088
$75,001 - $110,000 $24,755
Over $110,000 $27,089

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 37% $4,046
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $19,825
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 39% $4,400
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $16,439
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 87% $10,241
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 86% $5,850
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 24,254
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 52 $15,359
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 41 $17,914
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 11 $5,838

Data Source: https://www.gmercyu.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

GMercyU library is commonly known as Keiss Library. It provides access to a variety of research databases, guides, and tutorials to assist the students with the research and academic purposes.

A large collection of e-books, journals, and newspapers are provided for the online library users and print collection of books for leisure reading for the on-campus students. The library also provides laptops for use inside the library.

Study spaces are provided for individuals. Inter-library loan service is implemented to provide access to materials that the library does not own.

Rankings

Following are the rankings according to the U.S.News report.

  • It ranks between 142-187 in 'Regional Universities North'.

  • It ranks 160th in 'Best Nursing Schools'.

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