One of the fastest-growing educational institutions in the country, Merrimack College is a private Augustinian Catholic college home to 3,500 undergraduate students in a beautiful, residential setting just north of Boston. The college features more than 100 career-focused academic programs, all taught by exceptional faculty who are passionate about their subject and student success. Merrimack is devoted to going the extra mile to help students achieve personal, academic, and career success.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Freshman Application Checklist: 1) Common Application (no fee to apply) 2) High school transcripts 3) Common Application Secondary School Report (SSR) or Merrimack Application Secondary School Report (SSR) 4) One letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor. Standardized test scores (such as the SAT or ACT) are not required for admission, except for nursing majors. However, we encourage you to submit your scores if you feel they will support or enhance your academic background. Visit for more information about application requirements and deadlines.


Transfer Application Checklist: 1) Common Application 2) Final high school transcript (if required) 3) College transcript 4) Transfer College Report 5) One letter of recommendation 6) We may also request course syllabi for Transfer Credit review. Visit for more information about application requirements and deadlines.

Additional Information

All admission decisions are communicated approximately one month after the application deadline via a personalized online portal.

Applying for Financial Aid
To apply for need-based aid—grants, loans, and work programs—you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using the Merrimack College federal school code of 002120. The FAFSA is available online at beginning October 1. The recommended deadline should correspond with your application deadline.

Visit us

With daily information session and campus tours along with special events like our Open House, we host a wide variety of campus visit opportunities throughout the year to fit your needs and help you get the inside perspective of what it’s like to be a student at Merrimack. Tell us what academic major interest you and we’ll tailor your visit just for you. Find out more information, and register for all visit opportunities at Can’t make it to campus? Explore an interactive 360-degree view of Merrimack at

"Merrimack's faculty are more dedicated to student success than anywhere else. They provide excellent support for students throughout their four years, so at graduation, they have a high level of mastery in their major and practical skills to succeed."

Chris Duston, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics
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School location

315 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 01845, United States of America

Phone number

(978) 837-5100


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