Private 4 Year

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Mount Mercy University overview
Location Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Online mtmercy.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Mount Mercy University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Mount Mercy University, nestled in the vibrant city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa?just a few hours from Des Moines?offers a picturesque campus setting reflecting the rich history of the institution since its founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928. This private Catholic university boasts a liberal arts education with strong programs in health professions, business, education, and nursing, attracting a diverse undergraduate student body. Mount Mercy maintains a more inclusive acceptance policy while fostering an academic environment that encourages service and leadership. The campus features residential facilities, providing students with the option for on-campus living. Not widely known for its athletic programs, Mount Mercy focuses primarily on its academic offerings.

In the most recent statistical year 1,569 prospective students applied, and 1,181 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 224 enrolled in the school.  1,103 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 423 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $36,606 plus fees of $1,000.












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Admission Standards

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GPA 3.5

Applications Accepted

Mount Mercy University overview
Applications Due Aug 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Mount Mercy University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,320
Other Fees$1,000
Room and Board $10,636
Budget for Other Expenses$4,104
Total One Year Cost$53,666

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$45,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

60% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Mount Mercy University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 44%
Health Professions 22%
Education 10%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 6%
Psychology 4%

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