Mount Mercy University, located in beautiful Cedar Rapids, Iowa, offers students a fulfilling education, promising people of all backgrounds solid preparation for a changing world. Our 1,800+ students come from around the globe, creating a vibrant, diverse and open-minded campus community.
Established on five critical concerns — earth, immigration, nonviolence, racism and women — Mount Mercy’s curriculum guides students in exploring and working towards a more just, equal and peaceful world. Hands-on work often accompanies classroom learning, giving students the experience needed to start their careers with confidence in a variety of newly-developed skills and knowledge.
Mount Mercy was founded on academic excellence, offering students a values-based curriculum. The university’s accomplished faculty is easily accessible with a faculty/student ratio of 14:1. Students are often involved in faculty-led research and career-oriented internships with local, national and global organizations.
Focused on outcomes, 96% of MMU alumni are employed or in graduate school within nine months of graduation. With 74% of alumni residing in Iowa and 44% living in Linn County, students have a close-knit network of professionals to engage with.
Housed on a hill nestled in Cedar Rapids’ historical Mound View neighborhood, Mount Mercy’s main campus is safe, charming and full of life. With over 30 on-campus clubs and organizations, students can connect with others who share similar values and interests. The university’s strong Campus Ministry culture engages students and encourages exploration of faith through daily Mass, spiritual direction, reflection groups, service learning and volunteer opportunities.
A forward-thinking undergraduate curriculum, in-demand graduate programs and the region’s most successful accelerated program have led Mount Mercy to be recognized as a distinguished institution and national leader within the Conference for Mercy Higher Education.