2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$25,843

Net Price

91%

Admitted

22%

Enrolled

67%

Graduation Rate

10/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Gwynedd Mercy University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 2,521. In 2021, there were 42 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #41 in Pennsylvania and ranks #556 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

42

Total Enrollment

2,521

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Ranking for Gwynedd Mercy University

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#41

Pennsylvania Rank

Combining ranking factors for 93 schools that offer psychology degrees in Pennsylvania, Gwynedd Mercy University ranks #41.

#556

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Gwynedd Mercy University ranks #556.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Gwynedd Mercy University offers Applied Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
Applied Psychology9
Counseling and Applied Psychology9
General Psychology16
Social Work8
Total Graduates42
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 904 students applied to the Gwynedd Mercy University. The university admitted 91% and 22% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Pennsylvania universities is 6,852. On average, all Pennsylvania institutions admit 77% and 23% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Gwynedd Mercy University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 80%. Compared to all Pennsylvania four or more years colleges, the percentage is 75%.

The overall graduation rate for Gwynedd Mercy University is 67%, compared to 66% for all Pennsylvania universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare GMU to Pennsylvania Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Gwynedd Mercy University to the average of all Pennsylvania four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

GMU

904

Applicants

91%

Percent Admitted

22%

Percent Enrolled

80%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

67%

Graduation Rate

PA Colleges

6,852

Applicants

77%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

66%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 87 or 19% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 376 or 81% part-time faculty members employed at Gwynedd Mercy University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 87 or 19%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

GMU

10 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

19%

Percent Full-Time

81%

Percent Part-Time

19%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

PA Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

52%

Percent Full-Time

48%

Percent Part-Time

51%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Gwynedd Mercy University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $36,192, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,300.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $14,587 and the average cost for graduate fees is $360.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Gwynedd Mercy University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Gwynedd Mercy University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$12,938
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,847
Total Living Expenses$16,785
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$36,192
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,300
Total Undergraduate Expenses$54,277
In-State, Graduate Tuition$14,587
In-State, Graduate Fees$360
Total Graduate Expenses$14,947
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Gwynedd Mercy University is $25,843. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Gwynedd Mercy University to all Pennsylvania universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

GMU

$54,277

Cost to Attend

$21,271

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$25,843

Net Price

PA Colleges

$45,060

Cost to Attend

$18,452

Average Financial Aid

92%

Percent Receiving Aid

$21,691

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 197 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,367 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $21,271.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,367$21,271
Pell Grants559$4,816
Federal Student Loans1,255$8,461
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Gwynedd Mercy University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

GMU

1,367

Grant or Scholarship Aid

43%

Grants or Scholarships

559

Number of Pell Grants

18%

Pell Grants

1,255

Federal Student Loans

39%

Federal Student Loans

PA Colleges

3,134

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

1,217

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

2,090

Federal Student Loans

32%

Federal Student Loans

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