315 Turnpike Street A 22
North Andover, MA 01845
Phone: (978) 837-5100
$32,865 tuition and fees
February 15 application deadline
February 15 accepted
Merrimack College is a private institution that was founded in 1947. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,091, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 220 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Merrimack College's ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 8. Its tuition and fees are $32,865 (2011-12).
School mission (as provided by the school):
Founded in 1947, by the Order of St. Augustine, Merrimack College is a private, selective college located just outside of Boston. The College offers over 40 undergraduate majors in liberal arts, science and engineering, business and education. Merrimack also offers graduate programs in education and part-time degree completion and certificate programs. The College's 2,000 students come from 22 states and 20 countries to form an engaged community of thinkers, learners and achievers who are driven to making a difference in the world.
Known for a distinctive and personal approach to learning, students can take advantage of hands-on opportunities including cooperative education and internships, research with faculty, study abroad and service learning. In addition to traditional majors and minors, students can choose programs tailored for high-demand fields including biotechnology, digital media arts and sports medicine. A special point of pride is ABET-accredited engineering programs, unusual in a small college.
Approximately 80 percent of students live on campus, contributing to a strong sense of community. Small classes, a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, an active campus ministry, varied housing choices and continuously improved facilities also support the close-knit atmosphere.
Merrimack students are involved outside of the classroom in over 55 clubs and organizations and over 400 students participate in club, intramural or collegiate sports. The College offers more than 20 varsity sports for men and women, including Division I men's hockey.
Thanks to the curriculum and proactive career service office, 98 percent of recent Merrimack graduates have landed full-time employment or graduate school placements within six months of graduation.
Merrimack has been ranked consistently high among peer institutions by U.S. News & World Report for more than a decade and has also been named one of the best colleges and universities in the Northeast by The Princeton Review.
School type - private, coed college
Year founded - 1947
Religious affiliation - Roman Catholic
Academic calendar - semester
Setting - suburban
2010 Endowment - $30,837,487
Selectivity - selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate - 78%
Application deadline - February 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by - February 15
Class sizes -
Student-faculty ratio - 12:1
4-year graduation rate - 50% - Medium
Five most popular majors for 2010 graduates -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 37% Social Sciences 10% Health Professions and Related Programs 6% Psychology 6% Engineering 5%