Private 4 Year

Merrimack Admission Requirements

North Andover, Massachusetts

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Chances of getting into Merrimack College

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Merrimack College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Merrimack and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Merrimack is 80%.  It ranks #45 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Merrimack College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 8,375 out of 10,429 applicants were admitted.

Merrimack College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.3. 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Merrimack application fee is $0 and applications are due by Feb 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Merrimack College.

Merrimack SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Merrimack College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Merrimack College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Merrimack ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Merrimack College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Merrimack College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Merrimack GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Merrimack College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Merrimack. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Merrimack College was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #43 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Merrimack accepts 80% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Merrimack College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 11.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 12.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 16.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 17.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 14.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 23.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 6.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022


Admission Statistics

Merrimack College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,661 4,768 10,429
Accepted 4,579 3,796 8,375
Acceptance Rate 81% 80% 80%
Enrolled 513 454 967
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 12% 12%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 15, 2023
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Merrimack College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Merrimack College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Merrimack College Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Merrimack College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes
Other Colleges to Consider 

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166850 IPEDS survey data for Merrimack College.


What is my chance of getting into Merrimack College?

80% of those who apply are granted admission to Merrimack. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.