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About Us

Merrimack College is a selective, independent college in the Catholic, Augustinian tradition whose mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives.

The college offers undergraduate degrees in business; education and social policy; health sciences; the liberal arts; and science and engineering. It also offers graduate programs and a range of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Throughout the curriculum, students can take advantage of hands-on opportunities including cooperative education and internships, research with faculty, study abroad and service learning. And because our curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts, graduates are prepared to be imaginative, analytical, aware of trends and historical perspectives, clear-thinking and adaptable to changes in their career. 

In the Augustinian Tradition

Merrimack’s community is committed to scholarship and service to others, and provides students myriad opportunities to develop intellectually, spiritually, socially and ethically. Our dedication to the Augustinian values of hospitality, community and the pursuit of truth will make you feel right at home as you explore the world and gain the experiences you need to chart your future.

By the Numbers

  • Over 3,500 full-time undergraduates and 575 graduate students representing 32 states and 31 countries.
  • 100-plus academic programs.
  • 14-to-1 student-teacher ratio.
  • Strong cooperative education program for all majors, study abroad, internships and career services programs.
  • Just 25 miles north of Boston.
  • 75 percent of students live on campus.
  • More than 50 student clubs and activities.
  • NCAA Division I men’s and women’s ice hockey, and 22 men’s and women’s NCAA Division II sports.


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