10 things you did not know about Merrimack

Posted 10 February 2017
10 facts about Merrimack

Merrimack has an interesting history related to Augustinian tradition. Here are ten facts that you may have not known about Merrimack.

1. History

The Augustinian College of the Merrimack Valley, as it was called originally, was founded in March of 1947 by the Order of St. Augustine. Since that time, nearly 22,000 students graduated from Merrimack.

2. Rankings

Merrimack is highly ranked on many prestigious lists. For example, U.S. News & World Report ranked Merrimack a Top 10 college in the United States’ North region for the fifth year in a row. It is also ranked among the Best Engineering Programs and Best Value Schools in the nation.

3. Location

Located in the town of North Andover, it is just 25 minutes north of Boston. Boston is home to some of the nation’s largest financial firms, innovative healthcare and biotechnology organizations and fastest-growing technology companies. After you graduate, you will be able to take advantage of the employment opportunities in Boston.

4. Diversity

International students on campus represent 31 countries. It is an engaged community that emphasizes hands-on learning, global citizenship and a quest for enduring relevance in an ever-changing world.

5. Academics

Merrimack offers 90 undergraduate programs in liberal arts, science and engineering, business, and education, and 15 graduate programs in business, criminology, education, engineering, health sciences, and public affairs, as well as part-time degree completion and certificate programs.

6. Student life

There are more than 60 student clubs and activities on campus. The Office of Student Involvement engages students in purposeful out of classroom experiences which enlighten students through social, cultural, spiritual, transitional, and interpersonal development.

7. Student housing

Merrimack prides itself in its sense of community. Over 75 percent of students live on campus. Students can choose from a variety of types of residence halls, where there is a lot of space to study and gather with friends.

8. Campus

With one of the most beautiful campus locations in New England and easy access to Boston, Merrimack is the perfect place to live and study. Merrimack’s 220-acre campus comprises nearly 40 buildings, including a 125,000-volume library, the 130,000-square-foot Sakowich Campus Center, Rogers Center for the Arts, the S. Peter Volpe Athletic Center, and many others.

9. Athletics

Athletics and enthusiastic school spirit are a big part of Merrimack’s culture. Merrimack student athletes compete in 25 sports, including NCAA Division I men's and women's ice hockey playing in the highly competitive Hockey East conference.

10. Merrimack College Choir

The Merrimack College Choir met with Pope John Paul II after singing at Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Palm Sunday in 1989.

If you are interested to learn more about Merrimack and its programs for international students, check out this page.



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