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Gwynedd Mercy College Admission Requirements

Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Gwynedd Mercy College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
88%
Admission Difficulty for Gwynedd Mercy College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Gwynedd Mercy College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Gwynedd Mercy College is 88%.  It ranks #83 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Gwynedd Mercy College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 897 out of 1,019 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent (SAT 950/1140 ACT 18/21). Gwynedd Mercy College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.31. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Gwynedd Mercy College application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jul 9.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Gwynedd Mercy College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 94% of students submitted SAT scores and 16% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Gwynedd Mercy College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
950-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT 
94%
SAT Scores for Gwynedd Mercy College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Gwynedd Mercy College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Gwynedd Mercy College?

Gwynedd Mercy College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 850. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. Gwynedd Mercy College ranks #49 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 94 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Gwynedd Mercy College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1140 and Above Good >93%
1045 to 1140 Avg + 88%-93%
950 to 1045 Avg - 79%-88%
855 to 950 Reach 67%-79%
Less than 855 Low <67%
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Gwynedd Mercy College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
18-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
16%
ACT Scores for Gwynedd Mercy College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 13
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Gwynedd Mercy College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Gwynedd Mercy College?

Admission data indicates that Gwynedd Mercy College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #56 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 16 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Gwynedd Mercy College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Gwynedd Mercy College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
21 and Above Good >95%
19 to 21 Avg + 88%-95%
18 to 19 Avg - 83%-88%
17 to 18 Reach 76%-83%
Less than 17 Low <76%
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Gwynedd Mercy College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.31
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Gwynedd Mercy College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Gwynedd Mercy College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Gwynedd Mercy College was 3.31 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #73 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.31 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Gwynedd Mercy College accepts 88% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Gwynedd Mercy College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 7.1% Good
3.75 to 3.99 11.6% Good
3.50 to 3.74 19.7% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 18.7% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 17.7% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 20.2% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 4.5% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.5% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

60.5% of Gwynedd Mercy College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Gwynedd Mercy College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 7%
Top 25% of class 29.5%
Top 50% of class 60%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Gwynedd Mercy College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 784 235 1,019
Accepted 688 209 897
Acceptance Rate 88% 89% 88%
Enrolled 133 65 198
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 31% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 9, 2023
Days left to Apply
221

Applicants have 221 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 9, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Gwynedd Mercy College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Gwynedd Mercy College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=212832 IPEDS survey data for Gwynedd Mercy College.

FAQs

Does Gwynedd Mercy College prefer SAT or ACT?

94% of students submit their SAT scores to Gwynedd Mercy College. 16% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Gwynedd Mercy College?

88% of those who apply are granted admission to Gwynedd Mercy College. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Gwynedd Mercy College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1140. 94% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Gwynedd Mercy College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 21. 16% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.