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.
Mount Mercy is a Catholic University that 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.
Mount Mercy University is a private, Catholic college located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa – a thriving city of 140,000. Founded in 1928 by the Sisters of Mercy, the university is dedicated to academic excellence, compassionate service and community engagement. Our students give more than 16,000 hours to service every year.
With nearly 1,900 students, Mount Mercy offers degrees in over 45 majors, 17 NAIA varsity athletic teams and 40+ clubs and organizations. Popular majors include nursing, business, biology, psychology and criminal justice.
Students should expect to be engaged by small classes and individualized attention from accomplished professors on our lovely, safe, wooded campus in the heart of historic Cedar Rapids. Mount Mercy students experience a balance of liberal arts excellence with career preparation that helps them achieve a successful and meaningful life. Hands-on, experiential learning is the core of a Mount Mercy education.
97 percent of our graduates are employed or in graduate and professional programs within 9 months of graduation. In 2016, Money magazine named Mount Mercy the top private college in Iowa and a top 150 “best colleges” in the nation.