Students Say

Misericordia’s “mission…is mercy, justice, service and hospitality” and undergrads here certainly feel like those tenets are honored. As a small Catholic university in rural PA, Misericordia has managed to foster “a close-knit school.” Indeed, it’s the sort of place where “people say hello even if you do not know them.” The modest size also allows Misericordia to really “cater to each student’s needs.”

Overview

Applicants
2,125
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average HS GPA
3.32

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
25%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
25%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
470 - 560
SAT Math
500 - 580
ACT Composite
20 - 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities

Overall

Students Say

Misericordia’s “mission…is mercy, justice, service and hospitality” and undergrads here certainly feel like those tenets are honored. As a small Catholic university in rural PA, Misericordia has managed to foster “a close-knit school.” Indeed, it’s the sort of place where “people say hello even if you do not know them.” The modest size also allows Misericordia to really “cater to each student’s needs.” The university is especially strong when it comes to the health sciences and undergrads give the physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and nursing programs high marks. As one speech pathology majors explains, “[The] MU Speech and Hearing clinic that provides me with great experience in the field.” Undergrads are grateful that professors “really seem like they genuinely care about their students.” They also truly appreciate that professors “have [a lot of] experience in their field and bring so much outside information into the classroom that you really get a feel for what it will be like when you are working.” Accessibility is also par for the course here. As one junior explains, “In the end, “Misericordia University is about receiving a top notch education while providing endless opportunities to grow.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12.6:1
Total Faculty
330
with Terminal Degree
137

184
Women
146
Men
17
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
93%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


A. Susan Bernini
Chief Operating Officer

Alfred G. Santasiere III
Director of Publications, New York Yankees

Karen Passarella Boback
State Representative, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Kathleen Soracco Magee
President/Co-founder Operation Smith

Maria Pallante-Hyun
Acting Registrar of Copyrights, Library of Congress

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
74
Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,164

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$14,086

Average Need-Based Loan
$8,488

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$38,498

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
86%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$15,336

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$27,470
Required Fees
$1,540
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,150

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,600
Transportation for Commuters
$500

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
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

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

When asked to describe their peers, the first word that comes to mind for most Misericordia students is “welcoming.” Indeed, the university attracts a “friendly” and “very inclusive” lot. As one junior explains, “We have an unwritten rule that we hold the door open for someone even if they are 15 feet away.” And a sports marketing major underscores this point by adding, “In my personal experience, I isolated myself during the first few weeks of freshman year, yet many people always invited me to sit with them at lunch or dinner when they saw I was sitting alone.” While many Misericordia students could be described as “white” and “middle class,” we’ve been assured that, “it doesn't matter your gender, ethnicity, or religion; every student is considerate and likable.” And what truly unites this student body is that everyone tends to be “very focused on school” as well as “driven, dedicated to learning, interested in community service, and unbelievably nice.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,417
Out of State
23%

International
0%
Foreign Countries Represented
4

Demographics

100.00%
Unknown

68% female
32% male
23% are out of state
74% are full time
26% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Though students at Misericordia have a substantial workload, they do strive for a good work/life balance. The university is “really community service oriented” and undergrads here have a great time serving others. Additionally, many say the student activities group does a commendable job. They host a number of events “ranging from comedians and game shows to movies.” And one junior interjects, “We also try to support our brand-new football team by going to their games.” Of course, some undergrads bemoan the fact that a good number of people head home on the weekends, since many students hail from the surrounding area. However, a sophomore assuages fears by insisting that “more and more students are deciding to stay on campus. There is always something going on here that if you are bored then you must be locking yourself in your room all of the time!” Finally, for those wondering about life beyond the campus, another sophomore shares, “We are just miles away from a small city that provides all the entertainment you need such as a movie theater, a mall, tons of outlets, food, parks, and a lot more.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
45%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
78
First-Year Students living on campus
83%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
86

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Other

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Alternative Learners Project

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Paul Nobile, ALP Manager

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Requred for LD
Aptitude/Cognitive Ability: The preferred instrument is the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS III). The results of Woodcock Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-III), or Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale are also acceptable; Tests of Achievement: Assessment in the following areas is required: † Reading (decoding, rate, and comprehension) † Mathematics (calculations, reasoning, and algebra) † Written Language (spelling and written expression); Other pertinent evaluations as needed.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
• A specific diagnosis that conforms to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual – IV (DSM-IV) of the American Psychiatric Association for Attention Deficit Disorder, with or without hyperactivity; • Current functional limitations on major life activities resulting from the Attention Disorder; • Evidence to support the functional limitations derived from Aptitude/Cognitive Ability and Achievement testing as described in the previous paragraph related to applicants with learning disabilities; • Requested accommodations; • Additional information (optional): Tests of Information Processing, clinical observations/ interview, teacher observations; • Other pertinent evaluations as needed.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
38
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

18% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Cougars)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Cougars)
11 Sports

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

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: King's College
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Wilkes University

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
48

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
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
A-Prompt and Dell give students the college's discounted price on PC's and laptops.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Glenn Bozinski
Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
301 Lake Street
Dallas, PA 18612

Phone
5706746264

Email
admiss@misericordia.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Anderson Sports and Health Center
Banks Student Life Center
Mangelsdorf Field
Bevevino Library
Insalaco Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Montage Mountain (skiing, AAA Baseball, shopping, movies)
Movies 14
Arena Hub shopping center
Wyoming Valley Mall

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9AM to 4PM
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
4 Open houses per year

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
athletics@misericordia.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation


Driving Instructions to Campus
From Route 81 North and South: Take exit 170B Wilkes-Barre. Exit ramp merges with Route 309 North. Stay on 309 for 9 miles into Dallas. In Dallas, continue on Route 309 North. Where Route 309 veers toward the right (just past the Dallas Shopping Center), continue straight on Route 415 for 1/4 mile to the second light (stay in right lane). At this light, bear to the right onto Lake Street. Follow Lake Street for 1/2 mile, past Center Hill Road. The College entrance arch is on your right.
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Key Stats

2,125
Applicants
2,417
Size
65%
Acceptance Rate
1060
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists