Merrimack welcomes the newest Warriors!

Merrimack College’s Admission Committee spent many hours reviewing and evaluating Regular Decision first-year applications in order to make admission decisions for those who the committee believed would be a great fit for Merrimack.

All this work came to head when the official admission decisions were released online on March 17. In addition to the online announcement, all admission decisions will be mailed home to the students in the next week. These Regular Decision admission decisions follow the Early Action and Early Decision announcements in December.


Merrimack considers every aspect of a student’s application materials when the applications are reviewed, including academic achievements, the strength of the high school curriculum, community service record, extracurricular activities, the Common Application, essay, references, and the in-person interview.


“Merrimack offers our students a great experience in and out of the classroom in preparation for achieving their goals. We have worked diligently to communicate the value of a Merrimack education to prospective students and their parents and it has resulted in record numbers of applications. This momentum along with our tremendous enrollment growth makes Merrimack an exciting place to be.” said David Hautanen Jr., Vice President for Enrollment and Retention.


Students entering Merrimack in the fall are enrolling at the second largest Catholic college in Massachusetts that is attracting increasing recognition for the quality of its education, excellent hands-on learning opportunities, and continual success in preparing students for the workforce.


In 2015, Money Magazine named Merrimack College a top-50 school nationally for ensuring economic success for graduates. U.S News & World Report rated Merrimack among its prestigious Top 10 colleges in the North region for a fifth straight year. In addition to this honor, U.S. News & World Report also named Merrimack to the lists of Best Undergraduate Engineering and Best Colleges for Veterans in the North region, which stretches from the mid-Atlantic states to Pennsylvania, New York, and New England. The impressive list continued with The Princeton Review naming Merrimack among the “Best of the Northeast” in its “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” As a testament to extensive career preparation services, the mid-career salary earnings of Merrimack graduates placed Merrimack alongside graduates from Michigan State University and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in PayScale’s 2015-2016 national report on the “Best Universities and Colleges by Salary Potential.”

Merrimack is hosting Admitted Student Days on Sunday, April 10 and Sunday, April 17. At this event, admitted students will have the chance to meet with current students, faculty, and fellow admitted students as they learn about academics, athletics, and campus life.