• Address: 301 Lake Street Dallas, PA 18612

  • Phone Number: (570) 674-6400

  • Website: http://www.misericordia.edu/page.cfm?p=838

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About Misericordia University

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 university has 123 acres 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.

  • Misericordia University acceptance rate is 74%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 11:1.

  • The total graduation rate is 74% and the retention rate is 82%.

  • Misericordia University address is 301 Lake Street Dallas, PA 18612.


Misericordia University Online

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.

Misericordia University portal helps the students to access the material related to the course they enrolled. Students can interact with fellow students and faculties. The online portal can be accessed by the students after creating a unique student ID and password.


Misericordia University Schools

  • College of Arts and Science

  • College of Business

  • College of Health Sciences and Education


Misericordia University Tuition

The average tuition offered for the different degrees are given below.

Degree Type Total Average Tuition
Bachelors $68,258
Masters $26,640
Doctorate $17,760
Undergraduate Certificate $10,710
Graduate Certificate $10,305

Misericordia University Majors

Some of the majors offered by the university are given below. 

Accounting Business Management
Public Administration Health Science
Information technology Information Systems
Nursing Interdisciplinary Studies
Human Services Behavioral Sciences

Misericordia University Programs

Following are some of the online programs offered by the university.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Bachelor of Social Work
Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics Doctor of Occupational Therapy 
Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology

Misericordia University Financial Aid

Federal/FAFSA code of the university used to fill the FAFSA form to apply for various financial aids is 003247.

 $24,715 is the average amount awarded as grant or scholarship per year. 

  • 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. 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. 


Misericordia University Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

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

Programmatic Accreditation

  • Business programs are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education

  • Education programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

  • Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

  • Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation.

  • Occupational Therapy programs are accredited by the American Occupational therapy Association Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.


Misericordia Library

Mary Kintz Beveveno Library is the name of the university library which has thousands of books, journals, and research articles to help the students and faculty to acquire more knowledge in their respective fields. Group study rooms are available. Students can reserve study rooms.


Misericordia University Rankings and Reviews

The rankings are given according to the U.S. News and World Report.

  • The university ranked 35th in 'Regional Universities-North'.

  • It ranked 26th in 'Best Value Schools'.

  • It ranked 17th in 'Best Veteran College'.

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.


Misericordia University Campus

It has many organizations, sports clubs, and intramurals present in the university for engaging the students in one event or the other on campus throughout the year. The students also have a library, bookstore, and food courts present.

  • Misericordia University Bookstore - It is a campus store. Students can buy books, gifts, college supplies, collectibles, apparels, and accessories. It also has an online presence. Students can enter their ID and find relevant books according to the courses.

  • Misericordia University Athletics - The athletic teams participate in NCAA Division III tournaments and have both men’s and women’s teams playing a variety of sports. It has 23 athletic teams, both men and women teams combined. The athletic teams are known 'Misericordia Cougars'.

  • Misericordia University Football - The football team has won several intercollegiate tournaments. They have student-athletes of the week and month which are awarded to the consistent players. They got featured in 'Today’s Citizen Voice'.

Misericordia University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit
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For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003247
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What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

MSCHE
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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

IACBE, CAAHEP, CCNE, CSWE, AOTA

Religious Affiliation

Catholic
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What are Religious Affiliated Colleges and Universities?

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Military Friendly, Military Spouse Friendly, Veterans Friendly , Financial Aid, Student Portal , eLibrary , Yellow Ribbon Program

Companies

Dell

Data Source: http://www.misericordia.edu/page.cfm?p=838, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Misericordia University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 74 %
Student Faculty Ratio 11: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 82 % Part Time: 40 %
Total Population 2,808
Student Population Full Time: 1,990 Part Time: 818
Gender Division Male: 31 % Female: 69 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 1,823 703 1,120
Total Applicants Admitted - 1,357 564 793
Applicants Enrolled - 430 159 271
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 423 157 266
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 7 2 5

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 66 %

The College Monk

Female: 78 %

Total Graduation Rate: 74 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

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

Misericordia University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Misericordia University

College of Arts and Sciences

Majors available

Literature Biomedical Science

College of Business

Majors available

Business Management Psychology

College of Health Sciences and Education

Majors available

Education Health Science

Misericordia University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
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.

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $35
Graduate Application Fee $35

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

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 325
Number of students submitting ACT scores 97
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 77%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 23%
SAT Math 525 average 480 - 570 range
SAT Critical Reading 530 average 490 - 570 range
ACT Composite 24 average 22 - 27 range

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


Misericordia University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,392 Undergraduate Student, U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $509 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled atleast half-time. June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $509 Undergraduate or Graduate student, enrolled in TEACH Grant Eligible major, Minimum of 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $5,875 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,875 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,875 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $5,875 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Should not have an adverse credit history. June 30th, 2019

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

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Grant $3,513 PA residents to obtain financial assistance for undergraduate study. May 1st, 2019
Non Pennsylvania Resident Grant $3,513 Campus residency and satisfactory academic progress. May 1st, 2019
Sibling Grant $3,513 Siblings are concurrently enrolled at the institution. May 1st, 2019

Data Source: http://www.misericordia.edu/page.cfm?p=838, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
The Sister Mary Glennon '62 Full-Tuition Scholarship $16,421 1250 SAT [or ACT equivalent] and 3.7 GPA, or 1250 SAT Varies
Merit Scholarship $16,421 Demonstrate its commitment to academic excellence. Varies
McAuley Award $16,421 Records of leadership, volunteerism, and participation in extracurricular activities. Varies
Achievement Award $16,421 Satisfactory Academic Progress. Varies
Legacy Award $16,421 Incoming full-time freshmen who are the children or grandchildren of Misericordia University alumni Varies

Data Source: http://www.misericordia.edu/page.cfm?p=838, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Yellow Ribbon Program $13,929 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10th, 2001 Varies

Data Source: http://www.misericordia.edu/page.cfm?p=838, 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 $18,026
$30,001 - $48,000 $20,131
$48,001 - $75,000 $21,693
$75,001 - $110,000 $24,248
Over $110,000 $27,696

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 27% $3,970
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $17,713
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 27% $4,414
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $15,153
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 85% $9,560
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 84% $5,919
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 24,715
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 19 $10,673
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 17 $10,725
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 2 $10,238

Data Source: http://www.misericordia.edu/page.cfm?p=838, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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