Founded in 1947, by the Order of St. Augustine, Merrimack College is a private, selective college located just minutes from Boston. The College offers 34 undergraduate majors in liberal arts, science and engineering, business and education. Merrimack also offers graduate programs in education and part-time degree completion and certificate programs. Young men and women come to Merrimack from across the United States and around the globe to form an engaged community of thinkers, learners and achievers who are driven to making a difference in the world. Merrimack strives to prepare students to adapt creatively to tomorrow’s realities - through our strong academic curriculum as well as a host of extracurricular activities from community service to athletics.
Merrimack is committed to being among the best colleges in the Northeast, as reported by the Princeton Review’s 2010 “Best Northeastern Colleges.” We offer a wide range of experiential opportunities that are designed to deepen student learning, broaden perspectives and provide valuable, real-world experience.
Our dedicated faculty encourage students to openly engage, debate and exchange ideas in a small and interactive class setting. Merrimack students are known for their commitment to community efforts as well as establishing student-run organizations. The College offers more than 60 student clubs and organizations and 22 men’s and women’s varsity sports, including NCAA Division 1 Men’s Hockey.
As the governing body of the College, the Board of Trustees provides general oversight of the College's property and business affairs. The Board delegates operational vision and leadership of the College to the President.