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 undergraduates 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 providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving 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 consider 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 perception. 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 schools.

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 keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, good 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 education programs that are offered 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 fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore 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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Student Reviews and Ratings for Misericordia University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Misericordia University is not only strikingly beautiful but offers an exceptional education for every student. The faculty and staff at Misericordia are very encouraging and motivate every student to meet their dreams academically and socially. I have attended Misericordia for 4 years and am working toward my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. The Physical Therapy program is a 6.5 year guaranteed program, the first 3.5 years earning a bachelor’s degree and the next 3 years at the graduate level for physical therapy. This program has been accredited for a number of years and has a very high passing rate on the board exam.Throughout my 4 years at Misericordia, I have nothing but positive remarks. Misericordia has taught me how to be both successful and independent. I lived on campus for all 4 years at Misericordia, 2 years working as a Resident Assistant and two years with fellow students. Although it was fun to live with some of my friends, living by myself as an RA was definitely a huge perk. From being an RA, I was able to witness students who got involved in the Misericordia community and students who chose to mind to themselves. With that experience I can only give advice that getting involved and putting yourself out there is vital, not only at Misericordia but throughout life. You can’t just let life walk by you, you need to put on your shoes and run towards your dreams (and if something is for free, you really have nothing to lose). Misericordia offers a huge variety of ways to get involved from campus ministry, athletics, theater, and various clubs, there is most definitely something that peaks everyone’s interest.I have met so many amazing people and have made friendships that will last a lifetime from Misericordia. Through getting involved as an RA, and being involved in clubs such as business professional association, health care management association, and H.O.P.E (Healthy Options Peer Educators), I have been able to learn new information, make friends, and have fun. There is a wonderful program at Misericordia called the Guaranteed Placement Program (GPP) where every year of their education students learn viable and helpful tips such as how to properly handle a job interview or how to build your resume. At the end of the student’s time at Misericordia, the GPP program guarantees that you will graduate with a payed internship or job 6 months after graduation. Therefore, there is no fear that you will earn a degree and not have a job after loaning so much money.I am proud to be a student at Misericordia University. I am proud to call Misericordia my home.

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Overall Rating:

Misericordia University has provided me with incomparable, personal attention throughout my undergraduate career. The faculty and staff have gone out of their way to help me prepare for the workforce after graduation. I am so thankful to Misericordia, I highly recommend!!

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Overall Rating:

Misericordia University is a very welcoming place. As a freshman this year I have been able to get involved with many activities on and off campus. I was a little nervous at first about meeting new people, but I was matched with an awesome roommate and have made so many friends by getting involved.

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Overall Rating:

Two major things wrong with this school.1.) The Director of Admissions is one of the most unprofessional, unpleasant people I’ve ever dealt with. She should be ashamed of the terrible person she is. Really just a disgrace. But then again she’ll probally just ignore your email like she does to everyone.2.) This school WORSHIPS atheletes and treats every other student like 2nd class citizens. I wouldn’t recommend this school to someone even if they found enough money to give you a full ride. Mind in you, the school is 2 million in the hole. Really not worth your time or money.

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Overall Rating:

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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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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