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Misericordia University
Misericordia University 301 Lake St Dallas, PA 18612 Phone: (570) 674-6400
  • General Information
    About Misericordia University

    Misericordia University is a Catholic, liberal arts-based, co-educational university. It was founded in 1924 as College Misericordia and it is sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. In 1978, the Board of Trustees approved a mission statement that notes the nature and purpose of the College, and in 1994 it was revised as follows: Misericordia University, a co-educational Catholic university sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of Dallas, is committed to providing quality education to its students and to shaping its educational programs and policies to express the founding Sisters' values and attitudes of mercy, service, justice and hospitality. The university welcomes individuals of all faiths. The academic development of each student at the undergraduate level is ensured by the university's commitment to provide a learning experience that cultivates higher order thinking skills through the integration of liberal arts and professional studies. To emphasize academic excellence and to develop critical thinking, all undergraduate curricula provide a common liberal arts base, the objectives of which are further developed in the major areas of study. The student's educational program prepares him or her for productive careers and continued personal and professional growth. Graduate programs at Misericordia University emphasize intellectual discourse and focused academic growth. The cornerstone of each program is instruction and practice in methods of critical thinking that promote research and enhance professional expertise. As part of its comprehensive educational program, the university is committed to providing a wide range of spiritual, physical, recreational, social, and cultural activities in which all members of the university community can participate. Misericordia University fosters a cooperative environment in which students, faculty and staff demonstrate personal concern for each individual as a valued member of the university community.


    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
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    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
    • 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 1,533
    Percent Admitted 69%
    Men Admitted 70%
    Women Admitted 68%
    Full Time Retention Rate 85%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 460 560
      Math 470 570
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 21 26
      English 18 26
      Math 21 26
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 3,002
    Native American 11.0
    Asian 18.0
    African American 35.0
    Hispanic 33.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,699
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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