Mount Mercy University (Mount Mercy College)

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Mount Mercy University can be found in Cedar Rapids, IA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around 2,000 students are enrolled at Mount Mercy University.

A large majority of students at Mount Mercy University scored in the range of 18 (25th percentile) - 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT exam. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Mount Mercy College average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.25 for accepted students. Roughly 70% of all applicant were accepted at Mount Mercy College, and from those that were granted acceptance about 28% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Mount Mercy College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Mount Mercy University was reported as 66.0% in Fall 2020 with over 1,180 applications submitted to Mount Mercy University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Mount Mercy College ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • Mount Mercy College Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Mount Mercy University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Mount Mercy University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

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 Mount Mercy University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 61.9%
  • 2017-2018: 57.2%
  • 2018-2019: 62.8%
  • 2019-2020: 66.0%
  • Projected Mount Mercy College Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 58.5%

How Does Mount Mercy College Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Mount Mercy College is sixteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Coe College63.3%
Cornell College61.8%
Grinnell College23.1%
Upper Iowa University51.3%
University of Dubuque72.7%

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 Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

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


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Mount Mercy College (Fall 2020)

ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math17 - 23
Composite Score18 - 24
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