Misericordia University in Dallas

Dallas, PA

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Misericordia University offers 150-degree programs and 45 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 71%. The most popular test is SAT - 79% of students submitted it in comparison to 20% of students who submitted ACT. 30.9% are women, and 69.1% are men. Misericordia University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Misericordia University is 24849$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $31160 and $43210 per year. 70% of full-time Misericordia University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $48,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Misericordia University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Misericordia University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$19,479
$30,001 - $48,000$20,444
$48,001 - $75,000$24,535
$75,001 - $110,000$26,420

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7160

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2046 of Misericordia University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 83 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Misericordia University number 61 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Misericordia University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Misericordia University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Misericordia University graduation rate is above the national average.

70% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Misericordia University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Misericordia University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 1% only.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 70%, so Misericordia University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 1% only.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Misericordia University full-time retention rate is 85% and part-time retention rate is 56%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Misericordia University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
970 - 1140

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 480 - 570
Math: 490 - 570
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Misericordia University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
22 - 27

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 20 - 26
Math: 20 - 26
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Misericordia University is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Misericordia University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Misericordia University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Pennsylvania.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 301 Lake St address in Dallas, Pennsylvania.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Misericordia University with 0.3% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are forcible sex offense, aggravated assault, and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Misericordia University offers 150 programs in total: 93 are for Bachelor's degree, 24 - for Master's degree, 9 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 9 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 6 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state. Misericordia University is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 45 distance learning programs that are provided in the Misericordia University: 27 are for Bachelor's degree, 6 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 3 - for Master's degree, 3 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.


Misericordia University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2122 students with 63661 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 482 with 11566 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 232 students.

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This school does NOT have its act together! I went 3 years at King's College (PA) and decided to come to Misericordia because, ON PAPER, their Information Technology w/ a specialization in Security looks better than King's Computer Information Systems major. I was DEAD WRONG! I should've turned around and stayed at King's as soon as it took more than 2 weeks to complete my transfer to Misericordia. I came to transfer on July 25th but the process took until the start of the semester. I had to drive back and forth to the campus to find out what I needed to completely transfer over With only one transfer counselor, who doesn't know what she's doing, it was a hassle. The majority of the administrative staff are very rude and do not care about helping you with anything! One of the most helpful staff members I met, who actually cared, was the director of admissions.Because of the stringent core requirements, I would've had to stay an additional semester because not all of my CORE (all completed) from King's transferred over, even after I pushed the issue! Such BS! After I thought I was successfully transferred, I was hassled with additional requirements that NO one told me about and would've had consequences if I didn't complete them. Happily, I'm transferring back to King's after the Spring 2018 semester!Now onto the major and courses. The IT and ITS major has an ACCOUNTANT as the head and the Computer Science major has a PHYSICIST as the head - NOT A AN EXPERT IN THE TECH. FIELD! **FYI - You do NOT need to take Calculus I & 2 and Physics 1& 2 (these are required in the Computer Science major) to be great in the technology field. Unless you want to do work with graphics, I recommend taking the Information Technology major, if you are still considering this after reading this review, because the two majors share the majority of the same courses.**The professor who is teaching the majority of the heavy duty computer courses is new, foreign w/ an accent, and teaches them like they are traditional lecture courses. BORING! NOT enough hands on work, nothing creative, and NOT enough assignments. You can't teach intro. to programming as if it's a biology or a humanities course. My intro. to security course is too basic for the money you pay. I don't know how you can make a semester out of this course. A lot of it's common sense.My intro. to information systems is probably the best out of the two I already mentioned but the instructor is also the network technician of the school. Many times she had to cancel class to fix networking issues at the school.The best teacher I had was in the CORE. Now that's saying something.If you compare the cost between Misericordia and King's, it will show you that Misericordia is charging you more for an education that is NOT worth as much!**DO NOT GO TO MISERICORDIA UNLESS YOU ARE GOING INTO THE HEALTH SCIENCES!**Two additional things - There is hardly any parking and, this year (2017), there is construction that's been going on since the end of July. It's blocking access to parking that's already limited. The science lot, where the construction is still going on, for the science building extension, is shared between students and faculty which makes the entire situation worse. In addition, Misericordia hosts many events that give priority to guests (non-student). If parking in the science lot, the fastest way to get to it is through the arch. Townhouse Rd. (Second right turn-in after the arch) is only a one way out. They removed the two-way to make room for more parallel parking.The library, on the third floor, has a conference room at the back and study areas scattered throughout. People who attend these conferences have NO respect for students studying up thereMisericordia tries to promote its image of being a great school that helps students succeed in the workforce but, in reality, it's a facade and a farce. It's NOT really a university but a greedy business that would love to suck as much money from you as possible as you waste your time in their non-lucrative majors.

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My son is currently a freshman at Misericordia University. The campus is beautiful with a small hometown feeling. The staff are friendly and everyone is approachable and willing to make you feel like part of a large family. Very impressed.

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Very nice campus! Doing great things up there, looking forward to seeing lake st fully renovated. The former law office they purchased is a beautiful property, good taste.

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As a student from out of state (born and raised in Arizona), attending Misericordia University has been a very unique experience for me. The location has been comfortable, coming from a small town, so the location has not been overwhelmingly populated while still being close enough to other cities and shopping locations. MU also assisted in my decision to switch majors, and have been a Mass Communications student with a Philosophy minor since my sophomore year. Students with interests in the arts and and humanities, like myself, often feel as if they are not taken as seriously as other majors, such as health sciences. However, I feel that MU’s liberal arts approach embraces all student interests, including encouraging creativity while also helping students get to know the “real world” and how to approach the world from a realistic and economic perspective.Getting involved at MU has also been fairly easy and a welcome experience for me. The Mass Communications department is tight-knit but is welcoming of all students, and has job, classes, or club opportunities for students in and outside of the major. The arts are also embraced by the campus radio station (Cougar Radio), the Highlander newspaper, etc. I’ve participated in multiple groups and events on campus, and have found student employment on campus, along with researching, preparing for, and currently executing internships during my college career.I’m a firm believer that college is what you make it, and MU has helped me embrace all these passions that I’ve always had and has helped me move forward with the things that matter most to me.

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Misericordia University has been my home away from home. I never second guess my choice of coming to school here. The occupational therapy program is one like no other. I take pride in my hard work and the teachers in my program and other faculty on staff are friendly, generous, and want to see every student succeed! Misericordia takes pride in its service and hospitality and these qualities can be found in each student here. I love this place and I cannot believe I will one day have to say goodbye to the memories and family I have created here.

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Location & Website

Address: 301 Lake St


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5706746400

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: misericordia.edu

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