Gwynedd Mercy University Overview
Located in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania, Gwynedd Mercy University is a private not-for-profit institution. Gwynedd Valley is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.
What Is Gwynedd Mercy University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Gwynedd - Mercy.
- In 2017-2018, 20% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Gwynedd - Mercy makes roughly $54,300 a year. This is 33% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
- It takes the average Gwynedd - Mercy student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
Gwynedd Mercy University Rankings
Gwynedd - Mercy landed the #476 spot in our 2022 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,587 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Gwynedd - Mercy has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#64||Best Doctor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#125||Best Associate Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Gwynedd - Mercy.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Gwynedd - Mercy has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Administration of Special Education Schools||College Factual|
|#3||Best Secondary School Administration/Principalship Master’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#57||Best Radiologic Technology Schools||College Factual|
|#88||Best General Educational Leadership & Administration Schools||College Factual|
|#174||Best Nursing Schools||Nursing Degree Search|
|#234||Best Registered Nursing Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Gwynedd Mercy University?
Contact details for Gwynedd - Mercy are given below.
|Address:||1325 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0901|
How Do I Get Into Gwynedd - Mercy?
You can apply to Gwynedd - Mercy online at: https://www.gmercyu.edu/gwynedd-mercy-universitys-online-application
Admission Requirements for Gwynedd - Mercy
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Gwynedd - Mercy?
Approximately 23% of accepted students are men and 77% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 89%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.
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 480 and 570. Math scores were between 470 and 570.
Can I Afford Gwynedd Mercy University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
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 86% of students took out student loans averaging $9,850 a year. That adds up to $39,400 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Gwynedd - Mercy is 5.6%. 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.
Gwynedd Mercy University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 747 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,553 full-time undergraduates at Gwynedd - Mercy, 23% are male and 77% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Gwynedd Mercy University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||269|
|Hispanic or Latino||53|
Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Gwynedd Mercy University. At this time, 7 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 9 countries are represented at Gwynedd - Mercy. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.
Online Learning at Gwynedd Mercy University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Gwynedd - Mercy has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 16th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of Gwynedd - Mercy
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Gwynedd Mercy University was 20,024.1%. This is the #22 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Gwynedd - Mercy regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Gwynedd - Mercy majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||40%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||23%|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||13%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Gwynedd - Mercy ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Gwynedd - Mercy.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#1|
|Business Administration & Management||#1|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#1|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#1|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||#1|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Gwynedd Mercy University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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