About Merrimack College

Founded in 1947, Merrimack College. is a Private college. Located in Massachusetts, which is a city setting in Massachusetts, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 3,433 full time undergraduate students, and 581 full time graduate students.

The Merrimack College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 179 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Merrimack College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate81%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,14% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

73% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 36% were in the top quarter, and 10% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Merrimack College.

25%
“We”re apathetic”
35%
“We know about current events and vote”
40%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
10%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
10%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
30%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
60%
“I feel extremely safe”
11%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
32%
“We bought the gear”
58%
“We live for the big game”
15%
“It”s not really our thing”
15%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
60%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
10%
“Available in class”
40%
“They keep regular office hours”
45%
“They”re always available”
10%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
60%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
25%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
30%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
40%
“We only party on weekends”
25%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
20%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
40%
“There might be people who do”
40%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
25%
“We”re apathetic”
35%
“We know about current events and vote”
40%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
10%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
10%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
30%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
60%
“I feel extremely safe”
11%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
32%
“We bought the gear”
58%
“We live for the big game”
15%
“It”s not really our thing”
15%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
60%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
10%
“Available in class”
40%
“They keep regular office hours”
45%
“They”re always available”
10%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
60%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
25%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
30%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
40%
“We only party on weekends”
25%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
20%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
40%
“There might be people who do”
40%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Merrimack College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    43 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    37 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    46 Students rated campus food 2.6 stars. 2 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    47 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    47 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    46 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    46 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    47 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Merrimack College?

25 Students rated Merrimack College

Katelyn

I really enjoy Merrimack College overall. It is a beautiful campus with many great places closely near by! The professors are always available for helping students one on one and I have benefitted from that greatly! The campus life is incredible there truly is a community feel to it!

Jackie

Merrimack has a great community. I transferred as a sophomore and could not be happier with my choice. Your college experience is what you make of it, and Merrimack helps you create the best four years (or more). The community is made up of a diverse group of ethnicities and students interested in things from sports, to theater, to engineering. Whatever you like, you can find it here. Merrimack aims to challenge, empower, and enlighten their students and help them better themselves for the future.

Ali

Merrimack is like my other home. At first, I wasn't sure if I would like the college. Shortly after entering I felt like a part of the family. Everyone is nice and super involved. There are great sports to watch such as hockey. There are many clubs to be a part of. Everyone is proud to be a Warrior and I am too!

erica

Merrimack College definitely is not my dream school, but it isn't a total nightmare either. I am going to be a junior in the fall of 2017, and I feel as though I'm attending a whole new school compared to how it was when I started my freshman year. My GPA has gone up since the fall of 2015, so that's a plus. I think my biggest concern is that advisors aren't even involved in the students' lives. I met with my advisor in the fall of 2015 when I was a biology major, and I haven't seen him since. This spring 2017, I switched to psychology, and my advisor is very helpful, although I fear it is too late. My dream school was Miami University in Oxford, OH, and I got accepted but I didn't get enough financial aid, so Merrimack was my last choice basically. MC guaranteed the class of 2019 housing for all four years, and yet this year we got screwed. The school changed their mind and my class, the class of 2019, has last priority for housing two years in a row. Due to this, almost 1/3 of my class has transferred to different schools, which is very sad to see. In my opinion, Merrimack college has gone downhill since the start of my freshmen year. It is very unorganized and they only care about money.

Merrimack College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Merrimack College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Merrimack College is 81%. 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?

    My college expierence has made me a better person overall. When I left highschool, I had no idea what I even wanted to do with my life and at the end of the summer, I chose to attend Middlesex Community College. That was the best decision of my life, because it opened up my eyes to a new type of education. I took several classes in different majors and finally found my niche in Communications. It took me an extra year to graduate with my associates, but along the way I made a ton of friends and got to participate in several school activities. I was never like that in highschool. I was always the person who hated school, and wasn't involved. I thank Middlesex for allowing me to continue my education and help me appreciate the value of it. I now attend Merrimack College in North Andover, and I am still getting used to it. Its hard going from a city campus to one that is set in the middle of a town, but I make do. I have joined a sorority and I am looking to join the Spanish club. I want to be extraoridinary.

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

    We are a small catholic college that prides itself with small class sizes and quality education. All staff are there to help you succeed, not only during your time at Merrimack, but in your life beyond it as well. Everyone is welcoming and friendly and wants to see you achieve your goals.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    In my opinion, I believe the "worst thing" about my school is our budget when it comes to outside activites. If Merrimack wanted to have a big concert, it could take a long for all of us to enjoy a huge concert featuring a big artist just because we don't have a huge budget in our club/organization committee.

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

    THe kind of person that is looking for a small religious school enviroment. If your not looking for large classes then Merrimack is your school. Everyone is friendly, and the professors are awesome. You will always have lasting friends:)

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    my classmates were very layed back and easying going . aslo they know how to have fun and get there work done.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The type of person that should attend this school, is one that likes to be in rural areas. There's really not much going on and everything is all the same. So a person that does not like change would be a perfect fit for this school.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Merrimack College is known for its great academic programs as well as its close community and location to Boston.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    I love Merrimack. There is so much to enjoy. The campus is beautiful, the teachers (for the most part) are fair and require hard work and dedication. The students enrolled are proud to be so. The school itself is relatively small, which results in smaller class sizes. The proximity to my home seals the deal.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Financial aid office is not very helpful

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

    Merrimack College is a Catholic school which I find unique becuase they require the students to take two religion courses during their time at Merrimack. I think that by choosing from a variety of religion courses to take and taking those classes truly shows a new and different side to viewing life for the student. Merrimack also allows students to subsitute a class with an internship which is unique because not only is it accredited but it allows the student to further learn and explore a potential career of their choice.

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Knew everything I needed to know.

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

    I by far cannot begin to mention all of the amazing and unforgettable friends I have made at school. Most of my friends only have three or four close friends where as I have a whole group. At Merrimack College, it is easy to find like-minded individuals and the friendships you make here are worth every penny you spend to attend this college.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Wonderful school, excellent faculty but my parent can not pay all the tuition with all the merit scholarship , financial aid award and the loans I still have to pay over thirty thousand per year ,am look for help to be able to complete my electric eng. course thanks

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Student Body

Students

52%

female

48%

male

3,433

Total Undergrad Enrollment

581

Total Grad Students

30%

Out-Of-State

68%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

51

Student Organizations

3

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

64%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
3%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
76%

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 Merrimack College receive some sort of financial aid. 20% were awarded federal grants. While 84% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$38,425

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$14,345

Room and Board

53,770

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$25,524
$30 - $48K
$28,663
$48 - $75K
$30,361
$75 - $110K
$31,561
$110K & UP
$35,772

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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