Misericordia University

Misericordia University is a place where caring, motivated students get the high quality education they seek, the attention they deserve, and the opportunities they need to be successful. Nationally known for producing talented graduates in the health and medical sciences, including nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical imaging, and speech-language pathology, Misericordia students also find quality academic programs in business and the humanities with new efforts to facilitate study abroad and study away. In total, MU offers a combined 37 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctorate levels. Misericordia also offers over 40 clubs, service organizations and special interest organizations as well as 25 NCAA Division III sports for men and women.According to national surveys, Misericordia students rate the quality of interactions with faculty, staff and students higher than students at comparable colleges and universities. By the time they are seniors, Misericordia students say they are academically challenged and engage in reflective and integrated learning at a rate higher than other comparable schools. Students at MU report they acquire work-related skills more often than students at similar universities do. This is important because these work-related skills, combined with Misericordia's liberal arts base curriculum, form an attractive combination for prospective employers. To support career preparation among students, Misericordia's Guaranteed Career Placement Program offers a pledge of a paid internship for those students who successfully complete the program but do not obtain a job in their field or a slot in graduate school within six months of graduation. Recent economic research indicates that MU alumni earn higher mid-career salaries than might be expected which shows the "value-added" elements of the Misericordia education in the workplace.In the tradition of its founders, the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Misericordia believes that serving others builds better leaders and leads to successful careers and rewarding lives. The University offers special service learning opportunities in our local community as well as around the country and internationally. The University's research focus is one that stresses teaching and learning. Undergraduate research programs in a number of disciplines including the health sciences, humanities, biology and chemistry are popular. Students have opportunities for hands-on experience in a collaborative learning environment where faculty are personally engaged in students' education.Noted for its beautiful 120-acre suburban campus and expanding lower campus, the University boasts a first-rate library, on-campus athletics complex, a modern dining hall, a newly constructed food court hosting a Chick-Fil-A Express and The Chopping Block, new and renovated residence halls and a recently completed artificial surface soccer and lacrosse field. New research equipment in the sciences and an Anatomage Virtual Dissection Table enhance education for students majoring in the health, medical and science fieldsFor adult learners seeking career advancement, Misericordia University's Center for Adult and Continuing Education offers an array of on-site and online degree programs designed specifically to meet the needs of busy adults. The scope of the available programs is broad, ranging from the Expressway Accelerated Bachelors Degree Program with multiple majors, to specialized certificates and graduate degree programs in the health sciences.

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Private, Coed 1924 N/A Semester $43.5 million + 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612 (866) 262-6363
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63 100.0 Pennsylvania Dallas 736