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Your studies

Merrimack College is a small private university that has a big impact on its students. You will get a tailored experience that aligns with your personal and professional goals and find plenty of ways to put your knowledge into action and transform your passion into a profession.

There are many reasons why studying for a degree at Merrimack College is a wise choice. For one thing, the job-rich city of Boston is just a short distance away. Merrimack also provides the opportunity to complete a Master’s program within one year. And finally, a degree from Merrimack has importance. The College was recently ranked as one of the top ten colleges in the region, despite its smaller size.

The school’s small size means that there is one professor for every fourteen students. This gives you the chance to learn very closely with your professors and receive regular guidance and mentorship.

In addition to attentive faculty, Merrimack offers you several “hands on” opportunities to earn your Master’s degree. You can take part in a variety of internships, cooperative learning and research projects.

Life on campus

Merrimack is located 40 km to the north of Boston, in a region that is known for quality higher education. The friendly campus offers accommodation, sports facilities and numerous places to eat, drink and socialize.

Merrimack’s faculty are keen to see international students succeed, and will help you in any way they can. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity, and complete your academic journey at Merrimack College.

Take the next step in your education with Merrimack College

Undergraduate majors


Graduate programs


Academic entry requirements
  • 2.3 (4.0 scale) Direct Admission Undergraduate

  • ‭2.3 (4.0 scale) Pre-Master’s Program

  • 2.5 (4.0 scale) Direct Admission Graduate

English Language requirements
  • 1-semester Pre-Master's Program - IELTS 6.0 overall / TOEFL (iBT) 70 overall / Perason Versant (VEPT) 55-63 / Pearson (PTE) 55
  • 2-semester Pre-Master's Program - IELTS 5.5 overall / TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall / Perason Versant (VEPT) 48-54 / B2 Embassy / Pearson (PTE) 55
  • Direct Admission Pre-Master's Program - IELTS 6.5 overall / TOEFL (iBT) 84 overall / C1 Embassy
    ‭3-year HEI credentials: Students applying with a 3-year degree will be accepted for the Pre-Master’s Program and may be considered for Direct Admission.
  • Direct Admission Undergraduate - IELTS 6.5 overall / TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall / C1 Embassy / Pearson (PTE) 62

Direct entry graduate applicants can meet the English requirements by providing a qualifying score report from the table above or by satisfying one of the requirements below:

Studied for the past two consecutive years in a school where English is the language of instruction (in Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, +other countries determined by MC team on a case-by-case basis).

Graduate admissions tests

No GMAT or GRE tests required for admission

Most popular majors

Business; Engineering

Institution type

Private University

  • #56 in Regional Universities North - US News and World Report, 2018
  • #51 in Best Value Schools - US News and World Report, 2018
  • 21st in America for Colleges that add the most value (Money Magazine, 2016)
  • Top 10 in Colleges & Universities around the country for Master of Science in Management Program (TFE Times, 2018)
Specialized accreditations

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, New England Association of School and Colleges, Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Massachusetts Department of Elemntary and Secondary Education, and American Chemical Society.

Average class size


Student-to-faculty ratio


Student population
  • 3,200 full-time undergraduates
  • 575 graduate students
International student population


Countries represented


Number of alumni



North Andover, Massachusetts

Campus setting


Campus size

0.89 km2

Nearest big city

Boston (40 km)

Student clubs and organizations



Social life

Merrimack College offers a warm welcome to international students. The compact size means that you'll find it easy to settle in and find your way around. 

To experience more of college life, you can choose to get involved in one or more of the 60 student-led clubs and organizations. There are many clubs and organizations that students can join including Finance, American Society of Civil Engineers, ALANA: Asia, Latino(a), African, Native American and a variety of other social and service organizations.

Whether you are relaxing in the communal kitchens of the 47 Lounge, enjoying an on-campus concert, working out in the fitness center, or taking part in intramural sports: you'll find plenty of activity options, 24/7.

Home life

On-campus you'll find apartment-style accommodation with four to six students sharing each unit. All apartments are furnished and include full kitchen facilities. You can also choose from a number of dining plans.


The Merrimack College campus covers 0.89km2, stretching between the towns of North Andover and Andover, MA. With its boutiques, coffee shops and bookstores, North Andover is a great place to stroll and shop. You can also swim, hike or go horseback riding in the surrounding nature reserve.

If you want to explore American industry, Boston is just 40km away. The engineering, business and finance sectors thrive in the city, providing you with plenty of real-world inspiration. 

As one of the oldest cities in the USA, Boston is the perfect place to learn about American history and culture. Here you can visit world-class museums, music venues, and sporting events, and try a wide range of foods from around the world.

Find out how Merrimack College can give you more 

Degree programs
Tuition & Fees
Pre-Master's Program
  • 1 semester - $12,340
  • 2 semester - $24,680

Additional Fees

Accommodation and meal plan (per year) - $15,845

Insurance - $2,522 (12 Months)

Orientation Fee (fall only) - $190

Pre-Master's Program Comprehensive Fee (per semester) - $900

Graduate Direct Admission Tuition and Fees

ALL PG DEGREES (32 CREDITS) - $37,910 Tuition

M.ED. (TEACHER EDUCATION) - $595 per credit for Tuition

MS CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE - $750 per credit for Tuition

MS ATHLETIC TRAINING - $670 per credit for Tuition

Fees: $330

  • US university fees are given in United States Dollars (USD). Canadian university fees are given in Canadian Dollars (CAD).
  • Prices are estimated and subject to change without notice.
  • For details on all University fees and approximate costs of getting a North American degree, please contact a Student Enrolment Advisor.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester 2019

Pre-Masters Programme July 23, 2019
Direct Entry Graduate July 23, 2019

Next start dates

Fall 2019


Merrimack student Mohit

“The professors and the faculties are very friendly. They are always ready to help us if we have any doubt. They give us information about the United States and help us adopt the US culture, and they’re always ready to help us in our education.”

Mohit from India
Management, Merrimack College

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