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Study at Misericordia University

College Misericordia is a four-year, coeducational, Catholic, liberal arts institute located in Dallas, Pennsylvania, United States. It was established by the Sisters of Mercy on August 15, 1924. It achieved university status on August 15, 2007, and is now called Misericordia University. The institute's campus sits on 123 acres of land in Dallas. It enrolls more than 2, 000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Misericordia University offers more than 30 majors through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Professional Studies and Social Sciences
Misericordia University's athletic teams are members of the NCAA Division III, Freedom Conference, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference. The teams are nicknamed the Cougars, and they participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and field hockey.

Profile of Misericordia University

Misericordia University is in a large suburb, in Dallas, PA. The school has a Roman Catholic religious affiliation. Misericordia University is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at Misericordia University include medicine, therapy and Counselling, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Misericordia University Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 455 to 550 for students at Misericordia University. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 460 and 560.


Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

Misericordia University, in 2007, had 2, 355 students (1, 818 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Most students at the school attend full-time. Dorm living is common. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference for major sports.

Misericordia University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management122business management, business and related services, accounting, marketing
Therapy and Counselling119physical therapy, psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine92various nursing
Medicine77health professions
Education and Teaching74elementary school teaching, special ed, math teaching, social studies teaching, education, biology teaching, English teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy68occupational therapy, sports and fitness management
Liberal Arts33general studies, history, liberal arts and sciences, English
Medical Support and Technology31radiation therapist, speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering13information technology, computer and info science
Family and Social Work13social work
Science11biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Medical administration8health care administration
Media4communication studies
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy

Contact: Misericordia University

Misericordia University

301 Lake St

Dallas, PA 18612-1098

General Phone: (570) 674-6400


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