Fast Facts

Mount Mercy is a private university founded in 1928 by the Sisters of Mercy. We're centered around a co-educational, residential environment that's rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, and we welcome all faith (or non-faith) backgrounds.

By the Numbers


Total Enrollment

Middle 50% of ACT: 20–24 Middle 50% of H.S. GPAs: 3.16–3.74


Average Aid

Scholarships/grants average $18,696 for Fall 2020 incoming freshmen.

Academic Programs

Explore our 45+ majors and minors, 10+ evening or online programs, and 8 graduate programs.

By the Numbers


Job Placement

97% start jobs or professional/graduate school within 9 months of graduation.



Our 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio means smaller class sizes with personalized attention.



64% complete internships or other career-related experiences prior to graduation.

Awards, Distinctions & Rankings

Alumni Network


Active Alumni

You'll find our alumni here in the Corridor and across the globe.


Local Alumni

Over half our alumni live and work in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Corridor.


Different Countries

Mustangs reach to all ends of the globe after graduation.

Student organizations, honor societies, music ensembles, and more.

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