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Mount Mercy University

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 nearly 1,900 students come from around the globe, creating a vibrant, diverse and open-minded campus community.

Bachelor's programmes

Medicine & Health (1)



The Sisters of Mercy established Mount Mercy Junior College in 1928 with the purpose of filling a need – the need to unite people with opportunity through high quality, values-based education.


Mount Mercy is a Catholic University which provides student-focused education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy and welcomes people of all beliefs to join our community in pursuit of baccalaureate and graduate education and compassionate service to those in need.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

As a student, you have genuine needs and expectations. As Student Government Association, our goal is to ensure all of those needs and expectations are met. SGA seeks to solve students’ biggest problems and help fulfill their greatest ambitions. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by providing students with outlets true to their passions. We offer many ways to get involved and embrace meaningful work in the form of clubs and organizations. Our student-led groups help enhance studies and ensure long-lasting growth of students.

Housing services

Our housing options range from traditional two-person rooms to eight-person suites. All residence halls have separate floors reserved for male and for female students, and our student rooms come equipped with Internet connections, basic cable television and a telephone line with a private extension. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Main campus is located on 40 wooded acres in the heart of historic Cedar Rapids.

Sports facilities

  • 18 varsity athletic teams and numerous intramural opportunities
  • Nine academic and residential buildings, including new outdoor and renovated indoor athletic facilities.

Student clubs

Our amazing Enactus club heads many community-based projects, like the life-changing EmpowHer initiative. Science Clubtravels to local grade schools, wowing kids with CheMMUsical, eye-catching experiments set to music. English Clubpublishes the artful Paha Review. And our Improv Club entertains fellow students with the popular Beggin’ for Mercy improv shows.


Various entities govern Mount Mercy University accreditation.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States