Gwynedd Mercy University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Gwynedd Valley, PA


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About Gwynedd Mercy University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Roman Catholic  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Gwynedd Mercy University is a small private university located on a suburban campus in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,737, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 88%. The university offers 27 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 57%, and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Tuition and fees for students are $36,027.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

88% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required


SAT 25th-75th Percentile 950-1140

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-21

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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Students Enrolled


Online Student Enrollment


Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.












Two or more races


Non-U.S. Citizen


American Indian/Alaska Native


Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander


Female student population


Socio-economic diversity

42% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs


Online Programs


Total Online Enrollment


Student Location Breakout

90% 10%

Percent of Programs Online

63% On-campus

37% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate 20% online

Bachelor's 4% online

Graduate Certificate 100% online

Master's 73% online

Doctorate 100% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $36,027 $36,027
Graduate $13,967 $13,967

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,300
On-campus room and board $13,040
On-campus other expenses $2,950
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $7,250
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $6,693
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $5,692

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $53,317 $53,317
Off-campus without family $51,270 $51,270
Off-campus with family $43,019 $43,019

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $2,544
State Grant Aid $3,344
Institution Grant Aid $18,588
Pell Grant Aid $4,536

Financial Outlook


Average salary 6 years after starting school


Average student debt after graduation


Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPEDS data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.