Gwynedd Mercy University

Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437
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Gwynedd Mercy University is one of the one hundred nine private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Pennsylvania. The campus is located in a suburb, in Gwynedd Valley.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 2,808 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 266 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 223 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 84%). Every year 49% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Gwynedd Mercy University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $32,820, and fees were $780. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $32,820 and $780 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students2,808
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate84%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 10 56
Bachelor's degree 36 180
Master's degree 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 69.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1958 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1965 - Current
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
10/01/1993 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
04/01/1975 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT930 to 1110
ACT17 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$685/credit
In State Students$685/credit
Out of State Students$685/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$795/credit
In State Students$795/credit
Out of State Students$795/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $30,825 $30,825 $30,825
ADN 70 $47,950 $47,950 $47,950
BSN 125 $85,625 $85,625 $85,625
FNP 50 $39,750 $39,750 $39,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Gwynedd Mercy University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 36% $4,433
Other Federal Grant 7% $1,489
State Grant & Scholarships 53% $3,815
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 100% $17,213
Federal Student Loans 92% $5,706
Private Loans 29% $16,419


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$18,552
$30,001 to $48,000$19,527
$48,001 to $75,000$20,493
$75,001 to $110,000$26,041
Over $110,000$28,593

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.
Gwynedd Mercy University
1325 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437

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