Merrimack College Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in North Andover, MA, Merrimack College is one of the best universities in the state of Massachusetts. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Merrimack College in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Merrimack College.

315 Turnpike Street North Andover, MA 01845
Phone: (978) 837-5100
Web site:

Rankings: Merrimack College

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.3
Graduation and retention ranking: 128
Average freshman retention rate: 77.5%
6-year graduation rate: 67.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 65%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 2
Faculty resources ranking: 193
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 63.5%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 1.1%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 13:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 80.6%
Student selectivity ranking: 188
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1050-1170
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 18%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 24%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 78.7%
Financial resources rank: 132
Alumni giving rank: 220
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 11.4%

Merrimack College History

Essential Facts: Merrimack College

  • Forbes named Merrimack a top college, ranking 151 in the northeast, adding its name to an elite group of colleges and universities reviewed by the magazine.
  • Merrimack College is a smaller size school and has a wonderful community feel. Everyone is really welcoming and with a smaller class size, you are able to have a relationship with your professor.
  • Merrimack College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,726, with a gender distribution of 50 percent male students and 50 percent female students.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 75%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 3%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 7%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 81%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? No
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 70%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA II
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, musical theater, pep band, student government, student newspaper, television station, yearbook