Merrimack College is a nonprofit private college that has a large selection of degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in North Andover, MA, in a predominantly suburban area. The school maintains a Roman Catholic affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Approximately two thousand students are enrolled per year at Merrimac.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Liberal Arts And Sciences
To be considered for admissions, you may be required to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit school transcripts, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Merrimac has an acceptance rate of 88 percent of which only 18 percent chose to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found here.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $36,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and as such students should use the school's tuition calculator to identify their costs. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
The Merrimack College Warriors participate in a number of athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:
- Baseball (NCAA Division II)
- Basketball (NCAA Division II)
- Field Hockey (NCAA Division II)
- Football (NCAA Division II)
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give an overview of the candidates Merrimack College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Merrimack College is around 3,600 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 23% enrolling as graduate students and 87% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $36,000-$43,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,300 to $1,500 per unit
- On-campus housing and meals are estimated to cost around $16,000
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||99%||$18,267|
|Receiving Student Loans||77%||$10,604|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Merrimack College may offer services to students like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
Merrimack College has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 60%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||54%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||6%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.7%|
Merrimack is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Northeast 10 Conference)
- Basketball (Northeast 10 Conference)
- Field Hockey
- Football (Northeast 10 Conference)
- Ice Hockey
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Merrimack College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Merrimack College.
- Salem State College in Salem, MA (17 miles away)
- University of New Hampshire at Manchester in Manchester, NH (28 miles away)
- Framingham State College in Framingham, MA (30 miles away)
- Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA (34 miles away)
- Granite State College in Concord, NH (41 miles away)
Also, you can compare schools by looking through our list of colleges & universities:
- Review a complete list of all the Massachusetts colleges
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Merrimack College for official up-to-date information.