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Get the facts about Gwynedd Mercy University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Gwynedd Mercy University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Gwynedd Mercy University was awarded 17 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Gwynedd - Mercy as #793 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 123 colleges in Pennsylvania, Gwynedd - Mercy is ranked at #70.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Gwynedd - Mercy?

Acceptance Rate

Gwynedd Mercy University has an acceptance rate of 94%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for Gwynedd - Mercy.

Average Test Scores

About 90% of students accepted to Gwynedd - Mercy submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 560. Math scores were between 460 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Gwynedd Mercy University  ( 470 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for Gwynedd Mercy University  ( 460 to 550 )
Gwynedd - Mercy received ACT scores from 18% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Gwynedd Mercy University  ( 17 to 23 )

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Gwynedd Mercy University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Gwynedd - Mercy it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Gwynedd Mercy University is 19%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  19 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Gwynedd Mercy University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Gwynedd Mercy University has a freshmen retention rate of 84%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Gwynedd - Mercy the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 45%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  45 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Gwynedd - Mercy

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,157 undergraduates at Gwynedd - Mercy with 1,699 being full-time and 458 being part-time.

Gwynedd - Mercy Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Gwynedd - Mercy is 28.07 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  28.07 out of 100
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How Much Does Gwynedd Mercy University Cost?

The overall average net price of Gwynedd - Mercy is $23,213. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Gwynedd - Mercy

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,175 $19,505 $22,423 $24,775 $27,820

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Gwynedd - Mercy, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Gwynedd - Mercy, approximately 87% of students took out student loans averaging $10,308 a year. That adds up to $41,232 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gwynedd - Mercy is 4.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Gwynedd - Mercy Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Gwynedd - Mercy make around $54,300 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Gwynedd - Mercy graduates since it is 36% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Gwynedd Mercy University

Located in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania, Gwynedd Mercy University is a private not-for-profit institution. Gwynedd Valley is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of Gwynedd Mercy University

Contact details for Gwynedd - Mercy are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1325 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0901
Phone: 215-646-7300

Gwynedd Mercy University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 27 majors graduated from Gwynedd Mercy University. Of these students, 594 received undergraduate degrees and 285 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 385 $70,400
Business Administration & Management 61 $40,600
Allied Health Professions 26 $55,600
Teacher Education Grade Specific 24 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 19 $28,000
General Psychology 18 NA
General Education 8 NA
Communication & Media Studies 6 NA
Accounting 6 NA
General Biology 6 NA

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Online Learning at Gwynedd - Mercy

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 1,377 students took at least one online class at Gwynedd Mercy University. This is an increase from the 1,243 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,377 887
2016-2017 1,243 801
2015-2016 172 0
2014-2015 170 0
2013-2014 239 4

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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