Merrimack College is a selective, independent Catholic college located in North Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack follows the Catholic, Augustinian mission to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives. The campus is located just 25 minutes north of the city of Boston and nearly 80% of Merrimack ‘s students live on campus.
Merrimack College was founded in 1947 as The Augustinian College of the Merrimack Valley. The same Province of St. Thomas of Villanova who founded Villanova University in Philadelphia, established Merrimack College at the request of Richard Cushing, then Archbishop of Boston to serve the needs of G.I.’s returning home from World War II. Since the college’s founding, the campus has grown to 40 buildings, including a 125,000-volume library. Merrimack has graduated over 22,000 students from all across the United States and around the globe.
Total Enrollment: 2,169
Institution Size: 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting: Suburban
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Highest Degree Offered: Masters
School Calendar Type: Semester
Total Undergrad Enrollment: 2,091
Total Grad Enrollment: 78
High School GPA
Merrimack brings the look and feel of a Boston school to a northern Boston quiet suburb at a fraction of the cost. Having been a past class president and a varsity baseball player for 2 seasons, I...
Alumni network activity has been less than I expected compared to Boston College or BU. In business you quickly see the alumni value in business colleagues that help each other out because of where...
The size. It gives you the ability to get to know the faculty and student body on a more personal level. This allows you to develop better relationships and gain a better learning experience.
The campus policies. They were very inconsistent, I found that depending on what RA you had the rules changed which caused for a lot of confusion and often unfair punishment.
The community feel to the school and the availability of resources for students.
Some of the buildings need maintenance, but academically - nothing!
A high school student won a scholarship to attend Merrimack by winning an elaborate egg toss.
Another awesome thing is The size -- you are able to know everyone
Every student at this school needs some good friends to get through school
Every student at this school needs A nalgene bottle