College Profile: Gwynedd Mercy College

 
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Gwynedd-Mercy College is an independent, co-educational institution located in Gwynedd Valley of Lower Gwynedd Township, PA, 25 miles (40 km) northwest of downtown Philadelphia. Founded in 1948 by the Sisters of Mercy as a junior college, Gwynedd-Mercy College was rechartered in 1963 as baccalaureate institution. As of 2007, there were 2,017 undergraduate students attending the college. Gwynedd-Mercy is a member of SEPCHE, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium of Higher Education, an association of eight higher-level educational institutions that "work together to promote quality and efficiency of academic programming, student access, faculty development, institutional operations and community outreach, through sharing a range of activities, services, technology and information."1 Other affiliated institutions include Arcadia University, Cabrini College, Chestnut Hill College, Holy Family University, Immaculata University, Neumann College and Rosemont College.
 
1325 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, PA
19437-0901
215-646-7300 (general)
215-641-5570 (financial aid)
215-641-5530 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

Gwynedd-Mercy College is a Catholic college founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Its mission is to create a learning community rooted in Gospel values and rich in the liberal arts. In an atmosphere of inquiry and dialogue, the College seeks to combine education for professional competency with the Mercy tradition of service to society.


General Information
Other Names
Type Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private not-for-profit
Size 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Roman Catholic

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsNo Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Gwynedd Mercy College Website
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Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Recommended

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Local|federal|any
 
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
3,395 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
1,561 Fall Applicants670 Total Dormitory Capacity
1,036 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

Degrees and Certifications
Associate of Science in Business (Associate Degree)
The Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration (ASBA) core is a 66 credit hour, 111-week program designed to improve a student's critical thinking skills while providing the student with a solid introduction to business administration principles. (All general education courses required for the A.S. degree are contained within this adult degree program.)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration w/a concentration in Health Administration (Bachelor Degree)
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Administration core is a 47 credit hour, 83-week program designed to expand a student?s critical thinking skills while providing the student with a solid foundation in business health administration principles and their contemporary applications in the workplace. (A minimum of 46 hours of transferable credits is required for admissions to the BSBA program.)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration w/a concentration in Health Administration (Bachelor Degree)
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Administration core is a 47 credit hour, 83-week program designed to expand a student?s critical thinking skills while providing the student with a solid foundation in business health administration principles and their contemporary applications in the workplace. (A minimum of 46 hours of transferable credits is required for admissions to the BSBA program.)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Management (Bachelor Degree)
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Management core is a 45 credit hour, 81-week program designed to expand a student?s critical thinking skills while providing the student with a solid foundation in business administration principles and their contemporary applications in the workplace. (A minimum of 46 hours of transferable credits is required for admissions to the BSBA program.)

All Academic Programs
 
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