Mount Mercy University

Mount Mercy University
1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
Year Founded: 1928
President: Dr. Todd A. Olson
Enrollment: 1,835
Mount Mercy University

 Housed on a hill nestled in Cedar Rapids’ historical Mound View neighborhood, Mount Mercy’s main campus is safe, charming, and full of life. The university’s 1,800+ undergraduate and graduate students come from around the globe, creating a vibrant, diverse, and open-minded campus community.

The university’s accomplished faculty is easily accessible with a student/faculty ratio of 15:1. Students are often involved in faculty-led research and career-oriented internships with local, national, and global organizations.

Focused on outcomes, 98% of MMU alumni are employed or in graduate school within nine months of graduation. With 74% of alumni residing in Iowa and 44% living in Linn County, students have a close-knit network of professionals to engage with.

Distinctive Facts & Features
  • Named a College of Distinction based on engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes.
  • 100% of freshmen receive scholarships; 100% of eligible new students receive financial aid
  • 98% of alumni are employed or in graduate school within nine months of graduation
  • Summer 2019 debut of the Rinderknecht Athletic Center, a state-of-the-art wellness and athletic performance center; Fall 2017 debut of the Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex, home to six of the university’s 18 intercollegiate athletic teams
  • MMU recently announced the Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health, which encompasses bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in health care fields
  • Founded in 1928 by the Sisters of Mercy, rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition; all faiths welcome
Student Profile
  • Male: 32%
  • Female: 68%
  • In-State Students: 87%
  • Out-of-State Students: 13%
  • Number of Undergraduate Majors: 44         
Most Popular Majors
  • Nursing
  • Business
  • Education
  • Pre-Professional Programs: 10
  • Tuition: $33,862        
  • Room & Board: $9,915          
Financial Aid Data
  • Students with Demonstrated Financial Need: 71.9%
  • Average Financial Aid Package: $25,140          
Class Size
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 66%
  • Fewer than 50 Students: 99%
  • Full-Time Faculty: 50%
  • Full-Time Faculty with PhD/Terminal Degree: 63%
Athletics and Intramural Activities
  • Athletic Division: A member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), competing in the Heart of America Athletic Conference
  • 18 varsity athletic teams: baseball, softball, basketball (men’s and women’s), bowling (men’s and women’s), golf (men’s and women’s), soccer (men’s and women’s), cross country (men’s and women’s), track and field (men’s and women’s), volleyball (men’s and women’s), competitive cheer (coed), competitive dance (coed) 
  • 33% of the traditional student population are student-athletes 
Co-curricular Activities
  • Student Clubs and Organizations: 30+
  • Award-winning volunteerism and service-learning programs

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