Overview

Applicants
1,844
Acceptance Rate
67%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
440 - 530
SAT Math
430 - 530
ACT Composite
0 - 0

Deadlines


Regular
August 20

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
281
with Terminal Degree
94

164
Women
117
Men
15
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
72%
Graduate in 5 years
97%
Graduate in 6 years
99%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Mary Ann McGinley-Fitzpatrick
Sr. VP Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer

Kathy Czermanski
President and CEO, Great Valley Publishing Co.

Sister Lois McDonough, RSM
President of HealthLink Medical Center

Eleanor M. Dezzi
President of The Dezzi Group, Ltd.

Nanette Sciolla Carney
Founder and CEO, The Carney Group

Diane Slifer
Attorney, Blank Rome, LLP

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Jul 15
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,479

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,605

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,441

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,255

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
85%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$12,895

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$25,160
Required Fees
$450
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$600

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,500
Transportation for Commuters
$1,500

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,196
Out of State
8%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
28

Demographics

74% female
26% male
8% are out of state
68% are full time
32% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
29%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
78%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
74

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
International Student

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
22
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Griffins)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Griffins)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
7

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Compaq

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Michele Diehl
Director of Admissions

Address
1325 Sumneytown Pike
PO Box 901
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0901

Phone
215-646-7300

Email
diehl.m@gmc.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Assumption Hall
The Sister Isabelle Keiss Center for Health and Sciences
The Griffin Complex Student Union and Athletic Facility
Saint Bernard Lobby and Snack Bar
Loyola Hall and Saint Brigid's Hall- Residence Halls

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Montgomeryville Mall
King of Prussia Mall -The Plaza and the Court
South Street (city of Philadelphia)
Philadelphia Historical sites
Sporting Events-Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9 am- 5 pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Daily

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
diehl.m@gmc.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Philadelphia International Airport and Lehigh Valley International Airport are both within an hour of Campus. Van and limousine services and rental cars are available for a trip from the airports to campus. Amtrak trains and Greyhound busses operate into Philadelphia. From these stations, the SEPTA regional rail-line, the R5, stops at the Gwynedd Valley station. A school-operated shuttle has pick up and drop off service to the campus from the train station.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the Schuylkill Expressway: From the Schuylkill Expressway follow 476 North to signs for Pennsylvania Turnpike. Follow turnpike East to New Jersey. Exit 26 Ambler/ Fort Washington. Follow signs for Route 309 North, exit at Spring House/Norristown Road. Turn left at light onto Norristown Road. Drive 2 miles straight ahead to the college on the right. From the Pennsylvania Turnpike: Take PA Turnpike to Exit 26 (Fort Washington.) Exit at Springhouse, Norristown Road. Turn left at light onto Norristown Road. Drive 2 miles straight ahead to college on the right. From Route 309 North: Exit at Springhouse, Norristown Road. Turn left at light onto Norristown Road. Drive 2 miles straight ahead to college on the right. (Don't be concerned about the name change: Norristown Road becomes Sumneytown Pike after crossing over Bethlehem Pike at the Spring House intersection.)

Local Accommodations
The Best Western Montgomeryville (Route 309 and Stump Road; Montgomeryville, PA; 215-699-8800) is located three miles from campus and contains 62 rooms with a restaurant and complimentary breakfast. The Best Western of Fort Washington (285 Commerce Drive; Fort Washington, PA; 215-542-7930) is a 104-room facility with a Palace of Asia restaurant and Subway sandwich shop. It is 4.5 miles from the College. Just four miles from the college is the Holiday Inn of Fort Washington (432 Pennsylvania Avenue; Fort Washington, PA; 215-643-3000). The 224-room hotel includes a restaurant and fitness center. All hotels are moderate in price. The Doubletree Guest Suites (640 West Germantown Pike; Plymouth Meeting, PA; 610-834-8300) is just under 5 miles from the college and is slightly more expensive then the previous establisments. A fitness center and restaurant highlight this 252-room hotel, which is just five miles from historical Valley Forge and King of Prussia points of interest.
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Key Stats

1,844
Applicants
2,196
Size
67%
Acceptance Rate
960
SAT Scores

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