Mount Mercy College

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1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

According to the school, Mount Mercy University, located in Cedar Rapids, is a Catholic college in the Mercy tradition that provides a diverse group of students a practical and relevant foundation for leading successful, meaningful lives. An engaged and welcoming campus community, Mount Mercy offers students a learning environment that is deeply personal while providing academically challenging courses and vibrant programs and experiences. Established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928, Mount Mercy has grown in size and reputation as a premier university of choice, offering students a personalized, challenging, engaging and practical education. This is an exciting time for Mount Mercy. Thanks to the forward-thinking leadership of President Christopher Blake and the Board of Trustees, Mount Mercy College became Mount Mercy University on August 23, 2010. With a redesigned and expanded undergraduate curriculum, in-demand graduate programs and the region’s most successful adult accelerated program, we have positioned ourselves as a distinguished Iowa institution and a national leader within the Conference for Mercy Higher Education.\r\n\r\nIn communities across the Midwest, Mount Mercy graduates stand out for their volunteerism, compassion, and social responsibility. Since our founding by the Sisters of Mercy over 80 years ago, our academic coursework has never lost sight of its practical applications, particularly in the realms of service and ethical leadership. As a Mount Mercy student, your classroom will often be the community itself, applying your new knowledge and convictions to help those in need.\r\n\r\nAll Mount Mercy students are invited to consider their options for education abroad. Studying abroad can increase your global awareness, provide opportunities for personal growth, enhance your academic learning, and offer you new professional contacts and prospects. \r\n\r\nMount Mercy is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Midwest Collegiate Conference (MCC). \r\n\r\nAt Mount Mercy students of all ages and interests undergraduate, graduate, and adult students join together to create an active, welcoming campus community bound by a heartfelt commitment to doing well in the classroom, building rewarding lives and prosperous careers, and truly making a difference in the world.\r\n

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