Mercy College of Northwest Ohio: Narrative Description

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2221 Madison Ave.
Toledo, OH 43624-1132
Tel: (419)251-1279; 888-80-Mercy; Admissions: (419)251-1313; Fax: (419)251-4116; Web Site:

Description: Independent, primarily 2-year, coed, affiliated with Roman Catholic Church. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1993. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Detroit. Endowment: $2.2 million. Total enrollment: 565. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 84 applied, 79% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 88% from top half. Full-time: 283 students, 93% women, 7% men. Part-time: 282 students, 89% women, 11% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 12% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 48% 25 or older, 10% live on campus, 23% transferred in. Retention: 100% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements: Required: high school transcript. Recommended: SAT I or ACT. Required for some: minimum 2.3 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. One-time mandatory fee: $60. Tuition: $6234 full-time, $242 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $160 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $2800. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 4 open to all; 2% of eligible men and 18% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Ministry, Student Senate, Mercy College Musical Ensemble, Student Nurses Association, Stress Busters. Major annual events: Ahh Day, Creative Coffee-house, Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 53 college housing spaces available; 46 were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Mercy College of Northwest Ohio Library with 5,900 books, 171 serials, 331 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $176,896. 22 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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