Welcome to Merrimack

One of the fastest-growing educational institutions in the country, Merrimack College is a selective, private college in a beautiful, residential setting — just minutes from Boston, Massachusetts. 
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The College features more than 100 career-focused undergraduate, professional and graduate programs, all taught by exceptional faculty who are passionate about their subject and student success.

Merrimack prepares you to build the skills and knowledge today’s employers want. With courses in business, health sciences, education, science, engineering, technology and liberal arts, Merrimack has a program for you to meet your personal and professional goals. As both a private undergraduate and graduate school based in Massachusetts, all education is enriched by our Catholic Augustinian heritage.

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Why Merrimack?

Academic programs that prepare you for the career you want.

Through our schools of science and engineeringbusinesseducation and social policyhealth sciences, and liberal arts, we offer more than 100 undergraduate and graduate academic programs — including one that’s undoubtedly right for you. 

Everything (and everyone) you need to succeed.

Here, you’re never on your own. From academic advisors and career counselors, to resume workshops and networking events, you’ll find all the people and resources you need to meet your goals, whether you’re an undergraduate student, a graduate student or someone already in the working world who wants to continue their education and accelerate career growth. 

Faculty who truly care — about their subject and you.

At Merrimack, we believe that small classes deliver big ideas. With our 15:1 student-faculty ratio, you’ll get to know your professors — experts who have literally been there and done that and want to help you do the same.

Our I-love-it-here community.

From one-of-a-kind traditions to scream-your-head-off Division I games, plus countless chances to give back by doing good through community service, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your college experience a memorable one.

Location, location, location.

Sun-soaked trees lining grassy quads. Winding brick paths and beautiful fall foliage. Rolling hills covered by a blanket of snow. Our 220-acre campus is pretty Instagram-worthy (all year round) — and only 20 minutes from Boston. Plus, Merrimack’s North Andover, Massachusetts location was even ranked No. 7 in SafeWise’s “50 Safest College Towns in America.” 

More affordable than you may think.

Your degree is an investment — and we think it should be an affordable one. That’s why 98% of students receive a grant and/or scholarship. Once you factor in financial aid options, the cost of Merrimack comes close to that of a state institution. 

Outcomes that speak for themselves.

A degree is only as valuable as where it can take you. And based on our alumni career statistics, Merrimack is on the right track. With a 97% career outcomes rate and 86% of seniors participating in an internship or co-op, you can feel good about your decision to pursue a degree at Merrimack College.

A reputation that precedes us.

Not only is Merrimack one of the fastest-growing colleges in the nation, we’re recognized across the country for our excellence and value. Merrimack is one of the top private colleges in Massachusetts, as well as a strong choice for an affordable graduate school program.

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