Merrimack College (Merrimac)

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Merrimac can be found in North Andover, MA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Merrimac has an enrollment of over 5,400 students.

Approximately 80 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Merrimack College, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 15 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Merrimac Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Merrimack College was reported as 81.9% in Fall 2020 with over 9,750 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Merrimack College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 81.9%
  • 2017-2018: 81.5%
  • 2018-2019: 82.8%
  • 2019-2020: 81.9%
  • Projected Merrimac Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 76.3%

How Does Merrimac Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Merrimack College is forty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Gordon College74.1%
Endicott College69.3%
Salem State University85.6%
Rivier University74.8%
Lesley University74.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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