About Gwynedd Mercy University
Founded in 1948 by the Sisters of Mercy, Gwynedd Mercy University is a private Catholic educational institution located in suburban Philadelphia. The Mercy tradition of service guides the development of our degree programs at every level, ensuring that a Gwynedd Mercy University education equips students to pursue professional careers that have real meaning.
Many of our degree programs focus on preparing students for careers in service professions, such as nursing and education. But also sees the potential for service in other fields, such as business and management. Online or on-campus, all our degree programs offer quality professional education grounded in an ethical worldview.
A Nationally-Recognized Standard of Quality
Our tradition of excellence is reflected in every aspect of our educational community, including:
Accreditation: Gwynedd Mercy University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and holds many other program-level accreditations.
Faculty: Our 81 full-timeinstructors and professors are highly-credentialed professionals, many with Ph.D.s or terminal degrees in their field of expertise.
Diversity: Our 2,500 graduate and undergraduate students (and 17,000 alumni) come from many different cultural, religious, and professional backgrounds.
Personal Attention: Online or on-campus, the average class size at Gwynedd Mercy University is 17, meaning that you have the chance to develop a rapport with your instructor and classmates.
Learning Options: We offer convenient online courses that are accessible from any Internet-enabled computer, and our ground campus is just 30 minutes’ commute from central Philadelphia.
Practical Education: Our adult and graduate programs have a practical focus that aims to teach skills you can apply at work immediately.
Join Us! Ready to start on the next stage of your professional journey? Contact a Gwynedd Mercy University admissions counselor today to learn more about graduate and continuing education options online or at our Philadelphia university.