About Mount Mercy

Mount Mercy University, located in beautiful Cedar Rapids, Iowa, offers students a fulfilling education, promising people of all backgrounds solid preparation for a changing world. Our nearly 1,900 students come from around the globe, creating a vibrant, diverse and open-minded campus community.

Established on six critical concerns—earth, nonviolence, immigration, racism, women and poverty—Mount Mercy’s curriculum guides students in exploring and working towards a more just, equal and peaceful world. Hands-on work often accompanies classroom learning, giving students the experience needed to start their careers with confidence in a variety of newly-developed skills and knowledge.

Mount Mercy was founded on academic excellence, offering students a values-based curriculum. The university’s accomplished faculty is easily accessible with a faculty/student ratio of 13:1. Students are often involved in faculty-led research and career-oriented internships with local, national and global organizations.

Housed on a hill nestled in Cedar Rapids’ historical Mound View neighborhood, Mount Mercy’s main campus is safe, charming and full of life. With over 30 on-campus clubs and organizations, students can connect with others who share similar values and interests. The university’s strong Campus Ministry culture engages students and encourages exploration of faith through daily Mass, spiritual direction, reflection groups, service learning and volunteer opportunities.

A continuously updated undergraduate curriculum, in-demand graduate programs and the region’s most successful accelerated program have led Mount Mercy to be recognized as a distinguished institution and national leader within the Conference for Mercy Higher Education.

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