Merrimack College

467 reviews
  1. North Andover, MA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    NG
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
Merrimack College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast 10 Conference
Address
315 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 01845

Merrimack College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$29,429/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,749/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,312/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,103/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,901/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,540/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,853Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Upper middle class
    55%
  • Middle class
    23%
  • Varies
    9%
  • Very wealthy
    9%
  • Lower class
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
57%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.44 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Community
    43%
  • Small but exciting
    38%
  • Judgemental
    14%
  • Lack of diversity
    5%

After Merrimack College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Reviews

467 reviews
  • Excellent
    85
  • Very Good
    133
  • Average
    194
  • Poor
    37
  • Terrible
    18
When you decide on a major, you will have certain course that are required to be completed. Advisers and professors are very accommodating and helpful to make sure you are able to get into the classes you need. Class size will depend on your major, whether it is an honors course (those are typically smaller), and whether it is a gen-ed requirement. The average class size I have experienced is around 20, but some freshman science/health lectures can be as large as 50. Even with larger classes, professor are very good about keeping office hours and being available when you need them!
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago
I'm living currently in a double in Deegan East. It isn't that spacious but it's enough room to get by! The best part about living in Deegan East is that there is a laundry room downstairs and Dunkin Donuts and the Athletic Center are right across the street!

Some of my neighbors in Deegan East and West are in forced triples which I've heard are terrible and are only getting more common as the school accepts more people.

The bathrooms are OK. I wasn't looking for the best because it is college! It depends on who is on your floor and how clean they keep it (My floor did not)

I had many friends who lived in quads in ash and monhican and they looked decent but the buildings are older and are falling apart. Gatti(O'Brien) is decent as well. But It's newer.

It depends on who is your friends on how you will enjoy the social atmosphere, parties are decent but as the year drags on they get kind of old. RA's are decent it depends on who you have and how strict they are. Sometimes quiet hours are enforced ( On my floor they were not )
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 29 2015
There are so many opportunities to get involved (take as many as you can!) and the people are incredible. Classes are appropriate for your study, professors are engaged, passionate, and helpful when needed, and the size allows you to walk around campus always seeing people you know, but also bunches of students you still have yet to meet. I cannot imagine myself anywhere else and am grateful I made the decision to attend MC!
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago