Mount Mercy University, USA, is a catholic liberal arts university in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The University received 1176 applications in fall 2019 out of which 66% were accepted and 28% enrolled. Currently, it has 1835 students out of which 1502 are undergraduate students and remaining are graduates. Out of those, 71% are full time students whereas the rest 29% are part time students.
The University offers 45 majors and minors, 10 evening/ online programs and 8graduate programs. Some of the most popular programs offered by the university are in the field of business, human resources and teaching.
Some points to be kept in mind while applying for admission to Mount Mercy University are as follows:
|Application portal||Online Application Portal|
|Application fee||No application fees required|
|Enrollment deposit||200 USD|
|Average ACT (composite) score||18-24|
|Financial aid||Scholarships and grants are there for students|
|Intake sessions||Fall/ Spring|
|Academic calendar||Semester based|
|Test Scores Accepted||IELTS/ TOEFL/ STEP/ ACT/ SAT|
|Financial aid||Scholarships, grants, work study|
|Work Experience||Required for graduate programs|
Mount Mercy University has a rolling admission policy for domestic students. International students must adhere to specific deadlines for submission of documents. These deadlines are given in the table below:
Mount Mercy University has international students from 30 countries. Requirements for international students might slightly vary from that of domestic students. In case of an international student, you need to submit an application and statement along with the other required documents as proof of identity.
Application Portal: Online Application
Application fee: No fees required.
Basic Admission Requirements: Submission of the following documents with the application is necessary for admission:
All the supporting documents are supposed to be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mount Mercy University accepts a number of English proficiency test scores. The average test scores required to get a seat in the university is given below:
|TOEFL||550 PBT, 213 CBT, 79 IBT|
|STEP||Eiken (grade 1)|
|Duo Lingo||50 or higher|
To attend Mount Mercy University as an undergraduate or a graduate student you need an F-1 student visa.
The documents that are required for you to submit while applying for the visa are mentioned below:
Mount Mercy University accepts undergraduate students for more than 45 programs. The University charges no application fee. Admission requirements for all undergraduate programs are similar.
Where to Apply: Online Application
Application fee: Not required
Admission Requirements: The documents to be submitted with admission application are as follows:
Mount Mercy University accepts graduate students for 6 master’s degree programs. Except for the MS in nursing program, all others have rolling admissions policies. Requirements for programs vary from each other.
Where to Apply: Online Application
Application fee: No fee required.
Supporting documents: Official transcripts from all the schools that you have previously attended must be mailed to:
Mount Mercy University
1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 4797
Here are some academic requirements for some of the popular graduate programs offered by the University:
|Requirements||Master of Arts in Criminal Justice||Masters of Business Administration||Master of Science in nursing||Master of strategic leadership||Master of Arts in Education|
|Work Experience||Required||Required||Required||Not required||Required|
|Resume||Required||Not required||Not required||Not required||Required|
|Interview||Not required||Required||Not required||Required||Required|
|Writing Samples||Not required||Not required||Not required||Required||Not required|
|Additional Requirements||Not required||Not required||Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Current and valid Iowa RN license||Not required||Bachelor’s degree in Education; Valid Teaching license|
Graduate program applications are accepted and reviewed throughout the year. Students are not required to submit test scores such as GMAT/ GRE for admissions. The University takes into account each and every aspect of the application before taking a decision. For graduate programs, work experience is very important. Selected students will be mailed official admission letters and I-20 form which will help in initiating the visa process. Students will have to submit a 200 USD enrollment deposit through Flywire. Students must be present on the orientation day to register for classes.
Ques. What are my chances of getting admission to Mount Mercy University?
Ans. Mount Mercy University is moderately selective in offering admission to students. It has an acceptance rate of 66% which means 66 in every 100 applications are accepted.
Ques. Does Mount Mercy University prefer SAT/ ACT scores?
Ans. For admission in fall 2019, 100% students submitted ACT scores. If you have taken both tests, it is better to submit ACT scores for admission.
Ques. Can I apply even if I do not meet the minimum eligibility criteria for admission to Mount Mercy University?
Ans. Yes, applicants who do not meet the minimum eligibility criteria will still be considered for admission on a case by case basis. For such applicants, the admission committee may suggest additional conditions or course recommendations for admission.
Ques. Will I have to submit transcripts with translation for admission to Mount Mercy University?
Ans. Only transcripts that are in a language other than English must be accompanied with translations carried out by a foreign credential evaluation agency.
Ques. How important is work experience for admission to graduate programs at Mount Mercy University?
Ans. Admission for graduate programs at Mount Mercy University does not have several requirements. But out of the few requirements work experience in the relevant field is important to judge the eligibility and competitiveness of your application.