• Address: 1330 Elmhurst Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Phone Number: (888) 903-4503

  • Website: https://www.mtmercy.edu/

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About Mount Mercy University

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.

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

  • Mount Mercy University acceptance rate is 62 % and 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 with a total graduation rate of 58%.

  • Mount Mercy University address is 1330 Elmhurst Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 


Mount Mercy University Online

The university promises that the online students get the same quality of education experienced by the on-campus students. It provides the highest level of flexibility with the help of latest technology. It has helped thousands of students to earn a degree from more than 14 years.

  • Mount Mercy Brightspace or MyMountMercy is the online Learning Management System managed by the university to provide highly interactive classes through online. These portals have several inbuilt online resources to help students get more knowledge and flexibility in learning.

  • The university requires you to create a new email id with the Mount Mercy email service only by then you will be able to access the online portals. It also allows you to get personalized information from the faculty and staffs. 


Mount Mercy University Tuition

The tuition costs are among the lowest for a private institution in the region. It aims to maintain tuition rates affordable for students. The tuition cost for each program varies due to factors like the technological requirement. The average tuition cost for each degree type is given below.

Degree type

Average Total Tuition

Bachelors

$ 61,500

Masters

$ 16,500

Mount Mercy University Majors and Programs

The university graduates stand out for their volunteerism and social responsibility as the academic coursework are integrated with the practical application. The classroom itself will be considered as a community by applying new knowledge and conviction among the classmates.

It offers 8 programs across 4 disciplines in the online format. The majors offered include Business Management, Criminal Justice, Health Science, and Nursing.

Some of the programs offered are given below

Bachelor of Business Administration - Business

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - (RN to BSN)

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Master of Business Administration - Human Resources

Master of Business Administration - Quality Management


Mount Mercy University Financial Aid

96% of the students at the university are employed or in graduate school within 9 months of graduation which shows that the investment in education at the university is of high benefits. It also tries to keep the academic expenses as low as possible. There are several financial aids and assistance provided to spread the education to all classes of the society.

The FAFSA form should be filled to know the financial requirement and the eligibility of a student. The federal school code is 001880.

  • The Federal Aid includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan.

  • The Institutional Aid includes Presidential Scholarship, Distinguished Scholarship, Dean's Scholarship, Collegiate Scholarship, Founders Scholarship, One-Course Grant and so on.

  • The Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

  • The State Aid includes Iowa Tuition Grant. 


Mount Mercy University Accreditation

Institutional accreditation is given by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Nursing degrees have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


Mount Mercy University Library

The Busse Library is open about 93 hours per week and virtually open 24/7 online with access to many resources. It can be accessed with the brightspace account through the online portal of the university. The physical library is 65,000 square feet containing more than 130,000 volumes. It also contains 20 computers and many other electronic gadgets.

Resources in the online library are well categorized and easily accessible with the powerful search engine. The department also provides many services like Interlibrary Loan, Reserves, Curriculum Center, Study room and so on. 


Mount Mercy University Ranking and Reviews

Some of the student’s reviews and ranking according to the U.S.News report are given below

  • The campus is close and easy to navigate. The faculties are well experienced in their particular field and they are eager to help students to achieve their goal.

  • The academics are strong. The workload is tolerable but one has to put serious effort into it. The smaller school nature promotes individual support to each of the students.

  • It ranks 58th in Regional Universities Midwest.

  • It ranks 35th in Best Colleges for Veterans.

  • It ranks 40th in Best Value Schools. 


Mount Mercy University Campus

Students of all ages and interests join together to create an active welcoming campus community bound by a strong commitment to excel in the academics. It is easy to get involved in the campus as there are more than 30 students club and organizations. The campus is active with several ongoing events and programs.

Mount Mercy University Athletics

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Track & Field, and Volleyball are the major sports participated by the Mount Mercy Mustangs. The facilities provided by the department include The Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex, Hennessey Recreation Center, Seminole Valley Cross Country Course, Hunters Ridge Golf Course, and May City Bowl.

Mount Mercy University Dorms

The housing options range from traditional two-person rooms to eight-person suites. All the dorms have separate floors male and female residents. The rooms are equipped with internet connection, television, telephone line and so on. The resident halls provided include Regina Hall, McAuley Hall, Andreas House, Lower Campus Apartments, and Hazel Houses.

Mount Mercy University Overview

Institution Type

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

Headquartered at

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001880
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What is FAFSA school code?
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Institutional Accreditation

HLC
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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Programmatic Accreditation

CCNE

Religious Affiliation

Catholic
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What are Religious Affiliated Colleges and Universities?

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Military Friendly, Veterans Friendly , Financial Aid, Student Portal , eLibrary , Yellow Ribbon Program, G.I Bill

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

Mount Mercy University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 62 %
Student Faculty Ratio 14: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 72 % Part Time: 67 %
Total Population 1,886
Student Population Full Time: 1,162 Part Time: 724
Gender Division Male: 31 % Female: 69 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 1,288 393 895
Total Applicants Admitted - 797 231 566
Applicants Enrolled - 241 77 164
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 237 75 162
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 4 2 2

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 45 %

The College Monk

Female: 61 %

Total Graduation Rate: 58 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

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

Mount Mercy University Majors and Online Programs

Mount Mercy 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.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 10
Number of students submitting ACT scores 225
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 4%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 95%
SAT Critical Reading 520 average 510 - 530 range
ACT Composite 21 average 19 - 23 range

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


Mount Mercy University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $3,969 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $426 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled =least half-time June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $4,000 Undergraduate or Graduate student, enrolled in TEACH Grant Eligible major, Minimum of 3.25 CGPA June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $3,500 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $12,000 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $9,131 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
Iowa Tuition Grant $5,650 Need-based, Must reside in Iowa July 1st, 2018

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

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Presidential Scholarship $18,000 Minimum GPA of 4.0 OR ACT of 30 SAT 1390. Varies
Distinguished Scholarship $15,000 Minimum GPA of 3.7 OR ACT of 26 SAT 1240 Varies
Dean's Scholarship $13,000 Minimum GPA of 3.3 OR ACT of 22, SAT 1100 Varies
Collegiate Scholarship $11,000 Minimum GPA of 3.0 OR ACT of 20 SAT 1020. Varies
Founders Scholarship $7,000 GPA less than 3.0 OR ACT less than 20 ,SAT less than 1020 Varies
Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
One-Course Grant $300 GPA of 2.50 December 30th, 2018
Catholic Education Grant $1,000 Graduates of Catholic High Schools,Must enroll with full-time status Varies
Out-of-State Grant $3,500 Need-based, Must reside out-of-state Varies

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

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $8,233 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: https://www.mtmercy.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 $18,140
$30,001 - $48,000 $15,557
$48,001 - $75,000 $18,510
$75,001 - $110,000 $21,206
Over $110,000 $23,766

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 36% $3,633
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $21,024
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 39% $4,156
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $17,078
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 84% $9,688
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 84% $9,131
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 20,112
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 20 $8,387
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 17 $8,233
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 3 $9,255

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

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