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Location
Dallas, PA
Undergrads
1,767
Tuition
$27,230
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Academics: Excellent staff needs more staff members though

5 College Freshman

Academics: Though it is a strict program, every instructor in the Speech-Language pathology department that I have had thus far has positively changed my life. They are very knowledgeable and sincerely amazing and intelligent people. The program offers many amazing opportunities to students and is very informative in every aspect of what we will need to become SLPs. I am very thankful for the program and the instructors.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: I always speak very highly about the academics at Misericordia University. The professors that I have had are very knowledgeable and take great interest in students' learning and interest. They are always willing to spend extra time if one needs help as well. There are many free tutors for any subject, which is extremely helpful and who I am very grateful for.

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3 College Student

Academics: You get a lot of work but none of it is useless. People who have to take biology with Dr. McCraith, she gives a lot of work and she assigns lab reports but ultimately what I learned is she gives you the information you need to provide in class and she only does it to make sure you are fully understanding the labs

5 College Student

Academics: The school is small but they know what they are doing. I spend most of my time in the science building and every professor and lab instructor knows what they are talking about. Everyone is very passionate about what they teach and I've never met professors that will personally go out of their way to explain something to you like the professors at Mis.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 20th
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 53rd
    Most Available Classes
  • 54th
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 78th
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 132nd
    Best Course Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Michele Drago
Hometown
Larksville, Pa
Major
Communications
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Misericordia prides itself with this motto: "learn to succeed." So naturally, as at any institution, academics are the key to success. Students are placed into challenging classes that offer hands-on learning experiences. While classes are demanding and much effort is placed outside of the classroom in order to succeed, professors are always willing to help, and students tend to develop close relationships with them because of small class sizes. Professors often end up becoming friends with students, and they are even willing to help and offer advice well after the semester ends. Professors are reliable because they only want to see students succeed. No matter the time of day, students can call their professors just to ask a simple question about a project or assignment.

The institution lives up to its high academic standards because most students have a reserved spot on the Dean's List during all of their academic years at Misericordia. Most of the majors have a 100-percent passing rate, and students are always being recognized for succeeding academically both inside and outside of the classroom. When it comes to registering for classes, course scheduling is done online and can be a pain. Students schedule based on their academic year, so seniors have the most options, while freshmen may not get the classes they want.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
12:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
109
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
207
Total FT Faculty
109
Faculty with Terminal Degree
79%
Average Faculty Salary
$66,247
Full-Time Retention Rate
86%
Part-Time Retention Rate
83%
Graduation Rate
68%
Programs/Majors Offered
39
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Professional Studies and Social Sciences
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 8%
  • Health Services Preparation: 5%
  • Occupational Therapy: 4%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 5%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Student-designed major
Online Courses
Don't be fooled: Online courses at Misericordia are harder than sit-in classes. Since everything is done online, the only relationship students have with their teacher is through e-mail. Online courses involve tons of reading from books and posting on a Misericordia interactive site called Blackboard. Online classes are more demanding, so students mostly choose to take them over the summer when they have more free time. At Misericordia, online courses are offered in just about every core course and also in courses related to specific majors.
Best Places to Study
  • The back of the second floor in Bevevino Library
  • Cougar's Den
  • Ground floor of Insalaco Hall
  • InterMetzo CafĂ©
  • McGowan Conference Room in the Bevevino Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Become friends with the RAs. They can help with problems and usually know what's going on around campus. They are also very close to one another, so being friends with one means being friends with all of them.
  • Concentrate on academics. While some classes aren't demanding, others are, depending on the major. Students who slack off for even a week might have problems catching up.
  • Get involved. Go to campus fair days in Banks Student Life Center. Signing up for activities is a great way to make friends.
  • Have fun. The friends made at Misericordia are friends that will last a lifetime. Don't be afraid to talk to upperclassmen. All of the students are friendly and willing to help other students.
  • Participate in student activities and join the Misericordia Activities Committee. This group is always looking for members with fresh ideas on what activities to bring to campus.
  • Talk to professors outside of the classroom. Most of the professors have worked at other prestigious places before landing jobs at Misericordia. They know people and knowing them can lead to larger opportunities in life.
Did You Know?
Many professors that work at Misericordia have obtained some type of degree from the University, as well.

Student Polls

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

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  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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