Merrimack College – Something Greater


Merrimack College is a private Augustinian Catholic college located just north of Boston, Mass., and is home to a close-knit community of 3,250 undergraduate students from 34 states and 28 countries. Merrimack offers over 100 academic programs in liberal arts, business, science and engineering, and education and social policy. What really makes Merrimack stand out from similar institutions is its vibrant community, which is dedicated to the success of each individual student. Every year, the College supports its commitment to providing an innovative learning environment with new academic programs, campus and facility improvements, and increased student involvement opportunities.

Over 100 Academic Programs

You can custom tailor an educational experience that advances your personal and professional goals. Every step of the way, the faculty will be there for you, providing knowledge, guidance, and good old-fashioned advice.

Values That Last a Lifetime

Founded by the Order of St. Augustine in 1947, Merrimack continues to uphold the Catholic Augustinian values of social justice, scholarship, and service. Merrimack is committed to providing students with opportunities to develop intellectually, spiritually, socially, and ethically. Students perform more than 50,000 service hours every year through organizations such as MerrimAction, Alternative Spring Break, and Relay For Life

From College to Career

The O’Brien Center for Career Development provides one-on-one career advice; access to “best fit” internships, co-ops, and jobs; and a chance to take part in Merrimack’s two-day Professional Development Retreat for juniors and seniors. Within nine months of graduation, 97 percent of 2015 graduates were employed, in graduate school, or completing a year of service.

Small-Town Community, Big-City Access

Merrimack’s expansive 220-acre campus is located in a picturesque suburban community 25 miles from Boston. Recent additions to campus include two new residential villages; Writers House; Bloomberg-equipped markets lab; state-of-the-art health science, physics, and engineering labs; and a world-class athletic training facility.

Return on Investment

Merrimack is committed to providing an exceptional education. But even more than that, it is dedicated to delivering an excellent value — a low student–faculty ratio, deeply personalized academics and outstanding outcomes as measured in long-term professional success.

Out of last year’s freshmen class of 2020:

  • 100 percent of students received a grant or scholarship.

  • The average financial aid package was $24,839, including grants, scholarships, and federal student loans.

  • The median merit-based scholarship was $16,000.

This means that through the support of Merrimack’s strong financial aid program, a nationally-ranked education from Merrimack can be much more affordable than you think.

Merrimack College At-A-Glance

  • Location: North Andover, Massachusetts; students enjoy small-town perks and big-city access at Merrimack College. With downtown Andover’s boutiques and bookstores within walking distance and Boston 25 miles away, Merrimack offers the best of both worlds.

  • Type: Merrimack is a private Catholic college with an Augustinian heritage.

  • Size of campus: Welcoming campus on 220 acres

  • Number of Students: 3,250 undergraduates

  • Number of Faculty: 190 full-time faculty

  • Academics: Merrimack’s four schools (School of Education & Social Policy, School of Science & Engineering, School of Liberal Arts, Girard School of Business) offer more than 100 innovative academic programs.

  • Geographic Diversity: students come from 34 states and 28 countries.

  • Test Score requirements: Merrimack is a test-optional school.

  • Application Deadlines and Fees: Early Action 1/Early Decision: November 15; Early Action 2: January 15; Regular Decision: February 15; no application fee

Are You Ready for Something Greater?

The real Merrimack experience begins when you step foot on campus. From the College’s fall for Merrimack — open houses to academic preview days, Merrimack hosts a wide variety of campus visit opportunities throughout the year. Daily “Merrimack 360°” visit programs (which include a student-guided campus tour) are offered Monday–Saturday. Each program is designed for you to discover your future at Merrimack!

Find out more information, and register for all visit opportunities at merrimack.edu/visit.