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Merrimack College


Visiting And Contact Information

Office of Admission

Austin Hall

North Andover, MA 01845

United States

Phone: 978-837-5100

Fax: 978-837-5133


Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 71
Average High School GPA:2.91
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:4.1%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:11%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:10.1%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:22.7%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:32.9%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:17.9%
     % with GPA 1.0 - 1.99:1.3%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:11%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:34%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:69%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:73%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 6,314
Total applicants who are accepted: 4,963
Total of accepted students who enroll: 794
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 81%
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Application Process
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/15
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Action Notification Date: 12/15
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 02/15
Notification Begins: 03/15
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 12 months
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Not Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Not Considered
Application Essay:Very important
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Important
Level of applicant's interest:Important
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:19
     Foreign Language:2
     Academic Electives:5
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