Misericordia University



Misericordia University is a small and distinctively personal Catholic university located in Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA). As Luzerne County’s first four-year institution of higher learning, Misericordia was originally founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924. Today, the university offers more than 50 academic programs in a variety of formats.

Misericordia is nationally and regionally ranked among the best colleges and universities. According to the Princeton Review, MU has been recognized as one of the top colleges and universities in the northeastern United States.

Achieving national notoriety for student retention, Misericordia faculty and staff engage and collaborate with students in ways that form strong bonds and lead to successful student outcomes. The university takes a purposeful approach to create a campus community where everyone is challenged to do their best and supported to do so at every step in their academic journey.

We believe in providing personal attention, support, and opportunities that enable our students to experience success. Service to others is woven throughout all that we do and is a passion for everyone associated with our university.



Students can choose from 27 women’s and men’s varsity sports, including tennis, football, lacrosse, and track and field. As a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III school, the Misericordia University Cougars compete in the Middle Atlantic Conference / MAC Freedom.

Misericordia University is committed to providing the best scholarly and educational environment possible to students while they are enrolled, as well as preparing them for life after graduation. Graduates not only receive a diploma, but can participate in the school’s Guaranteed Placement Program (GPP) assurance as well. The Guaranteed Placement Program is a promise that, within six months of graduation, students will have a position in the career of their choice or be enrolled in graduate school, or the university will provide a paid internship in the student’s field of study.

Misericordia has the lowest list tuition for a private institution in NEPA. In fact, 99% of first-time,
full-time undergraduate students received institutional financial aid.


For more information about Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or visit www.misericordia.edu. To learn more about the academic and athletic programs, view the overview booklet here.

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