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TRADITION

MISSION

Misericordia University was founded in 1924 in northeast Pennsylvania, to provide a quality education to the daughters of coal miners who previously did not have access to a college education. Misericordia continues to offer a superior education to those of all faiths.

Misericordia University, a Catholic liberal arts institution established in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, fosters intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and respect for persons in an environment where all are welcome.

VALUES Just like our Cougar pride, our core values (also called “Charisms") of Mercy, Service, Hospitality, and Justice resonate throughout our campus community. They have withstood the test of time and continue to guide and inspire who we are today.


A BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS

& MORE

GET INSPIRED BY MISERICORDIA Located in the beautiful Back Mountain, Misericordia University is nestled on more than 127 acres within a safe, suburban community in Dallas, Pa. There’s easy access to outdoor recreation, including hiking trails, state parks, and ski resorts. You will also have a variety of entertainment and dining options, in addition to diverse cultural and educational opportunities. We’re also a short distance away from Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, home to the Penguins, the American Hockey League affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Railriders, the AAA affiliate of the New York Yankees. Misericordia is conveniently located only 2 hours away from both Philadelphia and New York City. Coupled with the natural beauty of our campus, Misericordia provides you with an environment that welcomes individuality and inspires learning and creativity.


STUDENT-CENTERED DEDICATED TO YOUR SUCCESS

At Misericordia, you will benefit from the personal interactions and a collaborative educational experience where faculty work with students in a one-on-one learning environment. Unlike at larger schools, our dedicated faculty are there to answer questions and meet with you outside of class, giving you a voice in your education. According to the 2019 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), seniors at Misericordia indicated they have worked with a faculty member on activities other than coursework more often than seniors at other private colleges. While we may be small, we are also MIGHTY. We have the support systems, the student resources that focus on career preparation, and the countless opportunities to engage with faculty and in activities that will help you succeed. PERSONAL ATTENTION 10:1 Student-Faculty ratio ■

Average class size – 18 students

351 First-year students in 2020

1,724 Full-time students in 2020


QUALITY PROGRAMS

A HIGHER FORM OF HIGHER EDUCATION For over 90 years, we have been providing academic programs that go beyond normal expectations - preparing students for more than just a job; but rather a fulfilling, rewarding future leading lives of consequence. ACCOUNTING

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

BIOCHEMISTRY

MASS COMMUNICATIONS AND DESIGN

BIOLOGY*

MATHEMATICS*

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

MEDICAL AND HEALTH HUMANITIES

CHEMISTRY* CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

NURSING

COMPUTER SCIENCE DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY EDUCATION: EARLY CHILDHOOD & SPECIAL EDUCATION MIDDLE LEVEL ENGLISH*

HISTORY*

* Secondary Education option available

PHILOSOPHY PHYSICAL THERAPY PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

SOCIAL WORK

GOVERNMENT, LAW AND NATIONAL SECURITY

HEALTH SCIENCE: EXERCISE SCIENCE MEDICAL SCIENCE PATIENT NAVIGATION

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

PSYCHOLOGY

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT

MEDICAL IMAGING

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY SPORT MANAGEMENT STATISTICS PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS: PRE-MEDICAL HEALTH PROFESSION PRE-LAW SPECIALIZATION PROGRAM

Our curriculum in a variety of majors provides excellent preparation and the courses necessary for medical school and other graduate health professions.


ACCESS From peer tutoring to career counseling, our students have all the support they need to be successful. As a Misericordia student, you will benefit from the small class sizes and a support system that is always there when you need it. You will have opportunities that are not typically available to students at the larger institutions. STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES Insalaco Center for Professional Development and Leadership Health and Wellness Center Student Success Center Writing Center Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Center Office for Students with Disabilities Multicultural Office


CAREER-FOCUSED One reason that Misericordia is so successful is that it provides students with an abundance of hands-on, realworld experience and preparation.

Get prepared for your future by conducting research and experiments, doing internships, and participating in clinical experiences and labs. You will know what it is like to be out in the field as a professional and network with colleagues. Misericordia first-year students ranked us significantly higher in providing a supportive environment than all other participating private institutions. For example: 9 out of 10 first-year students agree that Misericordia provides support to help them succeed academically (2019 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)).

The Guaranteed Placement Program (GPP) is designed to prepare students looking to enter the workforce or graduate school after graduation and is facilitated through workshops and individual appointments. The GPP offers students a paid internship in their field if they are not employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation (terms & conditions apply).


PASSION & PURPOSE It is with great purpose that we deliver a diverse liberal arts education to set our students apart from the competition. We believe that it is essential to provide them with the skills to think critically and communicate effectively so that they can adapt to any of life’s challenges. At Misericordia, service is a significant part of who we are. It strengthens character, playing a pivotal role in our students’ success. By helping those more vulnerable, they grow as human beings and leaders in the world. Our students use their talents to strengthen the community and the world around them.


INTERACTIVE

EXPERIENCE

Misericordia competes in NCAA Division III in 25 sports for men and women. MU is a member of the Middle Atlantic Conference and MAC Freedom.

BASEBALL**

INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD

BASKETBALL

LACROSSE

CHEERLEADING*

SOCCER

ESPORTS

CROSS COUNTRY

SOFTBALL*

HEARTHSTONE

ESPORTS

SWIMMING

ROCKET LEAGUE

FIELD HOCKEY*

TENNIS

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

FOOTBALL**

TRACK AND FIELD

GOLF

VOLLEYBALL

* Women's ** Men's

75 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS CAPTURED 40 TEAMS SENT TO THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS 4 INDIVIDUAL NCAA CHAMPIONS


ADVENTURE & DISCOVERY Misericordia is an excellent place to explore new opportunities and get involved on- and off-campus to grow personally and professionally. In fact, 86% of first-year students indicated that Misericordia provides opportunities to be involved socially as reported on the 2019 NSSE survey.

There are over 40 clubs and organizations available including the Student Outdoor Adventure & Recreation Program (SOAR); 25 NCAA DIII sports for men and women; and our latest addition, esports, a coed varsity activity! Students can become engaged and empowered through offices such as the Office for Mission, Ministry and Service that provides service opportunities oncampus and within the community, and the Office of Service Learning that enhances learning through service.

LEARN TO TRAVEL - TRAVEL TO LEARN Faculty-Led study programs and the Office for Mission, Ministry and Service international programs have included destinations such as Belize, Germany, Guyana, Jamaica, and South Africa; and through student research opportunities, our students have presented at conferences both across the country and internationally (most recently in France and Japan).


VISION & INNOVATION While remaining committed to our students by providing a highly-personalized education, Misericordia is also expanding research and learning opportunities and enhancing the campus experience for the next generation of students. It is a campus that embraces the future while honoring its noble past. Great attention has been given to create the right balance of modern innovation along with the comforts of home so that you will enjoy your experience while achieving your goals. The new $45 million Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Science Center is the largest academic building on campus. This state-of-the-art facility is fully-equipped with the most advanced technology to give our students every opportunity to grow and develop.


VALUE

As a small, private institution, Misericordia delivers many advantages while always providing the best value. Through a combination of grants and scholarships, you may be able to significantly decrease your student debt while maximizing your future potential. Misericordia University maintains the lowest tuition rates for a private university in Northeast PA. On average, over 80% of financial need is met for all full-time undergraduate students awarded financial aid. AFFORDABLE Misericordia makes it possible! ■

$34,100 Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition (2021-2022 academic year) The average 2019-2020 financial aid package for freshmen was $27,827 6 Full-Tuition scholarships awarded annually 99% of first-time full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid in the form of grants and scholarships

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MISERI C

COUGAR PRIDE

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2019-2021

At Misericordia, there is so much that makes us proud. From our outstanding academic and support programs, to our inspiring campus and commitment to engaged learning, Misericordia is easy to love. But, of all the remarkable characteristics that we boast about Misericordia, we are most proud of our students. By providing our students with the best resources, they can achieve great results. ■

84% 2019-2020 1st to 2nd Year Retention Rate Among the top schools in the MAC with 409 studentathletes qualifying for All-Academic Honors in 2019 2019–2020 Average GPA – 3.36

NATIONAL RECOGNITION Princeton Review - Best Northeastern College 2021 ■

Money Magazine - Best Colleges 2020-2021 Ranked among the best national universities in U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 edition of Best Colleges College Consensus - No. 17 of Best Regional Universities - North 2019 Misericordia’s 4-year graduation rate ranks 9th in the nation for residential private colleges The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 2019


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