About Gwynedd Mercy University

Founded in 1948, Gwynedd Mercy University. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 2,035 full time undergraduate students, and 632 full time graduate students.

The Gwynedd Mercy University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 79 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Gwynedd Mercy University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate90%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range840-1030
ACT Range16-23

Admissions at GMC are considered Less Selective, with ,9% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 25 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

52% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 21% were in the top quarter, and 4% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Gwynedd Mercy University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
56%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
22%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
44%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
44%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
56%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
44%
“We bought the gear”
56%
“We live for the big game”
56%
“It”s not really our thing”
22%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
11%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
11%
“Available in class”
56%
“They keep regular office hours”
33%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
22%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
11%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
22%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
44%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
22%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
56%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
33%
“There might be people who do”
11%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
56%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
22%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
44%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
44%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
56%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
44%
“We bought the gear”
56%
“We live for the big game”
56%
“It”s not really our thing”
22%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
11%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
11%
“Available in class”
56%
“They keep regular office hours”
33%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
22%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
11%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
22%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
44%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
22%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
56%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
33%
“There might be people who do”
11%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Gwynedd Mercy University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    24 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    21 Students rated off-campus housing 2.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    29 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    33 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    33 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    33 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    33 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    33 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Gwynedd Mercy University?

7 Students rated Gwynedd Mercy University

Ashely

It's a great college and has many great majors, there is something for everyone!! There are a bunch of sports clubs and other extracurricular activities. The professors are great and very helpful, the campus is very clean and overall has a great vibe to it, I would definitely recommend

Victoria

Gwynedd Mercy is a great place to live and learn! The professors care a lot about the success of their students. The courses are rigorous, but I feel that they are preparing me for the real word. Campus life is good. While cafeteria food can always be improved, there are many choices, and a lot of places nearby off campus to purchase other options.

Nicki

I think this is a great school academically and athletically. If you are looking for a party school Gwynedd is not it. We focus mainly on our academics and athletics and overall I feel like it is a pretty good institution. The only bad things I could say about the school is how bad the food is and how expensive it is.

Alicia

Overall my opinion of Gwynedd Mercy is it a good school academically, but needs to include things to allow commuters to feel like they are apart of the community. The commuter population continues to grow each semester so they need to have a sense of belonging. I also feel that as a catholic/christian institution they shouldn't be so focused on being like every other college/university. I understand diversity and inclusion, I just feel that the school should definitely stand out more because of the values and principles it was founded on.

Gwynedd Mercy University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Gwynedd Mercy University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Gwynedd Mercy University is 90%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I should of believed my teachers when they said college is not cheap and not a place to start games. I've always been a good student, but its hard to pay for school. Freshman 15 is real and you will get it in the first 2 weeks of college.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Adult evening learning students - not traditional students

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The campus is very scenic, and the classes are very diverse with excellent professors.

    Read all  11 answers
  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I knew how awful the food was, and how much college was really going to end up costing me.

    Read all  10 answers
  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Determined student that is ready to get their work done and enjoys school work. If you are looking for a good nursing program this school has agood nursing program that is pretty difficult through. You have to be driven in what you want to do with your life.

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  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    That the school prides itself on students being able to find a job post graduation.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Negative people should not attend Gwynedd-Mercy College. This school is full of positive young people who really get along with each other. There is a great spirit there and they look out for one another.

    Read all  7 answers
  9. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    To stricked on alcohol policy.

    Read all  7 answers
  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    cops ticket for everything!

    Read all  6 answers
  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Their Nursing Program.

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school is unique because classes are small and we get special attention compared to a large university where there is a lack of special attention. Our mascott happen to be a griffin which is suprisingly new for me as a first year student. GMC was founded and sponsored by the sisters of Mercy which is a priviledge for me and many others because of their strongly positive values. Another thing that is stunningly unique to my school is that the property of our campus was donated by the real James Bond.

    Read all  4 answers
  13. What's unique about your campus?

    The school provides the tools you need to be successful in your field. The classes that are needed are available and they do whatever they can to make sure you are taking the classes you need when you need to take them.

    Read all  3 answers
  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    the best thing about my school is the tutoring the small class sides, the teachers, the students, the campus every room is different and they have jobs that you can do and get paid for it

    Read all  2 answers
  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    my favorite class is anatomy 1 and 2 and my teacher name is doctor farier is is the best lab and lecture teacher and he helps his students a lot

    Read all  1 answers
  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    the most popular activites in this school is sports we have baseball cheerleading, soccor and more

    Read all  1 answers
  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    they say that there are only caucaions in my school but there is not its all cultures and its all rounded

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

76%

female

24%

male

2,035

Total Undergrad Enrollment

632

Total Grad Students

12%

Out-Of-State

88%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

22

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

25%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
% Black or African-American
20%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
50%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Gwynedd Mercy University receive some sort of financial aid. 39% were awarded federal grants. While 86% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$33,589

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$12,000

Room and Board

46,789

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$19,827
$30 - $48K
$20,197
$48 - $75K
$22,088
$75 - $110K
$24,755
$110K & UP
$27,089

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