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Study at Merrimack College

The Order of St. Augustine O. S. A. established the Merrimack College in 1947, which is a private Catholic liberal arts college. The sprawling 220-acre campus of the college is located in North andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack College's recent Enrolments have been more than 2, 000 students. The Student Enrolment represents more than 25 states in the US, and over 15 countries worldwide.

Merrimack College offers a host of undergraduate degrees, honors and graduate programs, as well as non-credit certificate programs. Students can opt for courses in liberal arts, business, and science and engineering. The School for Advanced Studies offers undergraduate and master's degrees as well as professional education and certificate programs.

The sports teams of Merrimack College are known as the Warriors. They are members of NCAA Division I, Hockey East conference, and NCAA Division II. The teams participate in soccer, lacrosse, basketball, ice hockey, football, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

Profile of Merrimack College

Merrimack College is located in North andover, MA (a large suburb). The school is a Roman Catholic school. Merrimack College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Merrimack College is known for its programs in mathematics, fine arts, business and management, and liberal arts.

Merrimack College Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 520. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 530 and 590. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


Merrimack College maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Merrimack College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school had 2, 098 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Merrimack College. The school has a residential or campus feel. Merrimack College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Merrimack College values student athletics, and belongs to the Northeast 10 Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Merrimack College, a small, comprehensive, modern Catholic center of higher learning in the Northeast, reflects in its policies the teaching traditions of the founding Order of St. Augustine: to provide, in a Christian, values-sensitive environment, the opportunity for its students to develop a mature intellectual, cultural, social, emotional, and moral awareness; to combine professional training of high-quality with a commitment to an integrated liberal arts component in all courses of study; to act as a major educational resource for individuals and for the Merrimack Valley community. "

Merrimack College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management188marketing, accounting, finance, operations management, business management, international business, MIS
Liberal Arts155political science, English, sociology, liberal arts and sciences, history, economics, Spanish language, Romance languages and literature, . . .
Therapy and Counselling51psychology
Media31communication studies
Engineering28civil engineering, electrical engineering
Science19biology, exercise physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics
Fine Arts15fine arts studies
Medical Support and Technology12health service and sciences
Education and Teaching9Education
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9athletic trainer
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, religion
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science

Contact: Merrimack College

Merrimack College

315 Turnpike St

North andover, MA 01845

General Phone: (978) 837-5000


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