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Gwynedd Mercy College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1948
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,135
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $8,913,060
Admissions Address

1325 Sumneytown Pike, PO Box 901
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0901

Website

http://www.gmc.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@gmc.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Send application by: August 20
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mr. James Abbuhl
Admissions office telephone: (215) 681-5510
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 20
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 3 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.gmc.edu/admissions/apply.html Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $250 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies N/A N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 3 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 20
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: N/A
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 60%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 60%
Total applicants: 1,506
Total acceptances: 908
Total freshman enrollment: 278
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 333
Male acceptances: 213
Male freshman enrollment: 71
 
Female applicants: 1,173
Female acceptances: 695
Female freshman enrollment: 207
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 10%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 11%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 33%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 69%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 76%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 89%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 460 – 550
Math: 460 – 550
Combined: 920 – 1100

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 1.0%
600-699 9.0% 12.0%
500-599 45.0% 34.0%
400-499 41.0% 49.0%
300-399 4.0% 4.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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