Merrimack College

Merrimack College

The Order of St. Augustine O.S.A. established the Merrimack College in 1947, which is a private Catholic liberal arts college. The sprawling 220-acre campus of the college is located in North Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack College's recent enrollments have been more than 2,000 students. The student body represents more than 25 states in the US, and over 15 countries worldwide.

Merrimack College offers a host of undergraduate degrees, honors and graduate programs, as well as non-credit certificate programs. Students can opt for courses in liberal arts, business, and science and engineering. The School for Advanced Studies offers undergraduate and master's degrees as well as professional education and certificate programs.

The sports teams of Merrimack College are known as the Warriors. They are members of NCAA Division I, Hockey East conference, and NCAA Division II. The teams participate in soccer, lacrosse, basketball, ice hockey, football, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

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Merrimack College
315 Turnpike St
North Andover , MA 01845
General Phone: (978) 837-5000

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Merrimack College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management137business management, operations management, accounting, finance, international business, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts105French language, Spanish language, Romance languages and literature, English, liberal arts and sciences, economics, political science, sociology, history ...
Therapy and Counseling40psychology
Science30biology, biochemistry, exercise physiology, chemistry
Engineering30civil engineering, electrical engineering
Media19communication studies
Education and Teaching17education
Medical Support and Technology16health service and sciences
Computer Science and Engineering11computer and info science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10athletic trainer
Fine Arts8fine arts studies
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, religion
Medicine2medical preparatory
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Family and Social Work1human services

Number of programs and degrees for Merrimack College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree43134
Master's degree171
Associate's degree22

Merrimack College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Merrimack College had a total enrollment of 2,098 students (2,050 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 48%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 96%
Graduate 4%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 1%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 17%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 29%
20-21 40%
22-24 20%
25-29 2%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 1%

Merrimack College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %
Part-Time 70 %

Merrimack College Room and Board (2007)

Merrimack College offers campus housing for 1,570 of its 2,050 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of North Andover, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Merrimack College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Merrimack College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,658
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,658
Room and board $ 10,190
Room charge $ 6,040
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,150
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,450

Financial Aid:
Merrimack College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 212000)

Merrimack College Faculty

Merrimack College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year21$82,38414$79,295
Associate professoracademic year37$66,51530$62,827
Assistant professoracademic year15$60,8269$54,128
All faculty totalacademic year73$69,91153$65,700

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Merrimack College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Northeast 10 Conference
Basketball Northeast 10 Conference
Baseball Northeast 10 Conference
Track Northeast 10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports424890

Merrimack College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Exercise Physiology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Option to study abroad
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