Mount Mercy University

1330 Elmhurst Dr Ne, Cedar rapids, IA 52402-4797
Tel: (319)363-8213
Private not-for-profit | 1,810 students
Mount Mercy University, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is as a Catholic institution in the Mercy tradition that provides a diverse group of students a practical and relevant foundation for leading successful, meaningful lives. An engaged and welcoming campus community, Mount Mercy offers students an undergraduate and graduate learning environment that is deeply personal while providing academically challenging courses and vibrant programs and experiences.

School Overview:

Mount Mercy University
CountyLinn County, IA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
104 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,810 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,023 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
787 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,513 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
297 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted70%64%
ACT English (25-75%)19-2419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)18-2418-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)20-2420-25

School Notes:

  • Established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928, Mount Mercy has grown in size and reputation as a premier college of choice, offering students a personalized, challenging, engaging and practical education.
  • Mount Mercy's tree-lined, 40 acre campus is home to more than 1,500 traditional age students, transfer students, adult accelerated students and graduate education students.
  • The institution offers 35 major areas of study for baccalaureate programs, and two graduate degrees in business and education.
  • The institution’s talented and dedicated faculty blend liberal arts education with professional preparation, and encourage students to strive for excellence through service to the common good, strategic communication, reflective judgment, and purposeful living.
  • Mount Mercy is distinguished by graduates committed to service, both in their choice of career and personal volunteer service to the community. Of graduates over the past three years: 96% are in employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation; 43% remain in the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area; and 74% remain in Iowa to work, live and serve.
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Coe College
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