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Gwynedd Mercy College
Gwynedd Mercy College 1325 Sumneytown Pike Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437 Phone: (215) 646-7300
  • General Information
    About Gwynedd Mercy College

    Gwynedd-Mercy College is a Catholic higher-education institution founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Our mission is to create a learning community rooted in Gospel values and rich in the liberal arts. In an atmosphere of inquiry and dialogue, we seek to combine education for professional competency with the Mercy tradition of service to society. The following values lie at the heart of higher education in the Mercy tradition: Academic Excellence Community and Collaboration Compassion Competence Dignity of Each Person Integrity Rigorous Intellectual Inquiry Service Social Responsibility Spirit of Hospitality and Valuing Diversity At Gwynedd-Mercy College we believe that: education is a life-long process that enriches the intellectual, moral and spiritual life of the individual and prepares him/her for an active role in society a solid liberal arts foundation is the best preparation for life and work the cultivation of compassion, intellectual inquiry, dedication to truth, mercy and justice is essential in improving the human condition education is a process of transforming oneself and society individual attention in a caring environment promotes learning


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Roman Catholic
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • 2-4 years certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 2,043
    Percent Admitted 60%
    Men Admitted 62%
    Women Admitted 59%
    Full Time Retention Rate 76%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 440 538
      Math 440 540
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 3,080
    Native American 11.0
    Asian 72.0
    African American 569.0
    Hispanic 59.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,500
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 140

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