Overview

Founded in 1893 in southern Pennsylvania, Mercersburg Academy is a coed boarding and day school for grades 9-12 and one-year postgraduates located less than two hours from Washington, D.C. Our 300-acre campus is home to 447 students from across the country and around the world who benefit from 145 academic courses, 27 varsity sports teams, a robust arts program, a robotics program, two senior capstone programs, an outdoor education program, a global travel program, 30+ student clubs, and more. Mercersburg believes deeply in our call to “Define Yourself Here,” and our faculty and staff provide a transformational education that emphasizes character, intellect, and preparation for college and for life in a global community. The school’s alumni include Fulbright scholars, Medal of Honor recipients, Olympic gold medalists, Academy Award winners, and a Nobel laureate.
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Official information of Mercersburg Academy in 2024 | FindingSchool

A Boarding
A Matriculation
A+ Academics
A Extracurricular activities
B+ Community
A Reviews
A Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12, PG
Co-ed
Rural
ESL: No
Tuition: $72,925
# of Students: 447
Teacher:Student: 1:4
International Student: 20%
AP Courses: 0
Endowment: $870,246/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 84%
SAT: 1388/1600
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Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#2 Columbia University 1
#2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1
#5 Yale University 1
LAC #1 Williams College 1
#8 University of Pennsylvania 1
#9 Duke University 1
#9 Johns Hopkins University 1
#9 Northwestern University 1
LAC #2 Amherst College 1
#13 Dartmouth College 2
#14 Brown University 1
#14 Vanderbilt University 1
LAC #3 Swarthmore College 1
#17 Cornell University 2
#17 Rice University 1
#20 University of California: Los Angeles 1
LAC #4 Pomona College 1
#23 Georgetown University 1
#25 University of Virginia 3
#28 New York University 3
#28 Tufts University 1
#28 University of California: Santa Barbara 1
#28 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1
#28 Wake Forest University 2
LAC #6 United States Naval Academy 4
#34 University of California: San Diego 1
#34 University of Rochester 1
#36 Boston College 3
#38 Georgia Institute of Technology 2
#38 University of Texas at Austin 2
#42 Boston University 2
#42 Case Western Reserve University 2
#42 Tulane University 3
LAC #9 Carleton College 1
#48 University of Georgia 1
#49 Lehigh University 2
#49 Northeastern University 1
#49 Purdue University 1
#55 Santa Clara University 1
#55 University of Miami 1
#57 Penn State University Park 2
#57 University of Pittsburgh 1
#59 Syracuse University 1
LAC #13 Hamilton College 1
#68 Indiana University Bloomington 2
#68 Southern Methodist University 1
#75 Clemson University 3
#79 American University 1
LAC #16 Haverford College 1
#83 Colorado School of Mines 1
#83 Elon University 1
#83 Stevens Institute of Technology 1
LAC #17 Wesleyan University 1
#99 University of Oregon 1
#103 Drexel University 1
#104 University of Colorado Boulder 3
#117 Rochester Institute of Technology 1
#117 University of Vermont 1
#148 University of Cincinnati 1
LAC #30 Mount Holyoke College 1
LAC #30 Scripps College 1
SUNY University at Albany 2
LAC #35 College of the Holy Cross 1
LAC #38 Franklin & Marshall College 2
LAC #45 Union College 1
LAC #46 Trinity College 1
Bentley University 1
Berklee College of Music 2
Bryant University 1
Cabrini University 1
Chatham University 1
Christopher Newport University 2
College of Charleston 1
Eckerd College 1
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Worldwide Campus 1
Fashion Institute of Technology 1
James Madison University 2
Liberty University 1
McGill University 1
Mississippi College 1
Nichols College 1
St. Olaf College 1
University of Rhode Island 1
University of Scranton 1
University of St. Andrews 1
University of Toronto 3
Valparaiso University 1
West Virginia University 1
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Sports

(Total 16)
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball
Wrestling
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Arts

(Total 35)
Dance
Music
Ceramics
Digital Photography
Drawing
Painting
Acting
Band
Choir
Jazz
Dance
Music
Ceramics
Digital Photography
Drawing
Painting
Acting
Band
Choir
Jazz
Production
Speech
Stagecraft
String
Theater
Voice
Photography
Sculpture
Studio Art
Digital Video
Mixed Media
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 52)
Anime Club
Art Club
Asian Student Union
Baking Club
Beyond Borders
Black Student Union
Blue Key Society
Blue Review
Book Club
Chapel Choir
Anime Club
Art Club
Asian Student Union
Baking Club
Beyond Borders
Black Student Union
Blue Key Society
Blue Review
Book Club
Chapel Choir
Chapel Ushers
Chess Club
Climbing Club
Computer Programming Club
Conservative Club
Democrats of Mercersburg
Fifteen
Four-on-the-Floor
French Club
Gamers Club
Green Team
​​​​​​​Jewish Club
Karux
Kuyi Songwriting Club
Latinx/Hispanic Student Union
Magalia
Marshall Literary Society
Math Club
Mercersburg Fitness Club
Mercersburg News
Mindfulness Club
Model Railroad Club
Octet
Our Disabilities and Abilities Club
Photography Club
Poetry Club
Robotics
Ruk
Sixth Man
Ski Club
Stony Batter Players
Student Activities Committee (SAC)
Student Alumni Association (SAA)
True Blue Law Society
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Fencing Club
Irving Literary Society
Jazz Band
Physics and Philosophy Club
Ping-Pong Club
Women’s Activist Club
Youth Group
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1893
Campus Size: 300 acres
Boarding Rate: 83%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 01/15
Interview: On Campus, Admission Travel to China, Vericant, InitialView
Pre Interview: Updating
School Code:
TOEFL: 0877
SSAT: 5026

TOEFL

SSAT

Brief Reviews

(Total 47)
4.6/ 5

Detailed Review

(Total 1)
5.0 / 5 Overall
5.0 / 5 Academics
5.0 / 5 Campus
4.0 / 5 Student Life
5.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
4.0 / 5 Transportation

Q&A

(Total 135)
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Frequently Ask Questions about Mercersburg Academy

01.
Tell me a bit about Mercersburg Academy.
Mercersburg Academy is Co-ed private boarding school located in Baltimore, Pennsylvania, US. It was founded 1893, and currently has about 447 students, 20.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.mercersburg.edu.
02.
Does Mercersburg Academy have rigorous academic requirements?
In recent years, -1 of their students score 4 and 5 in AP exams.

Mercersburg Academy also have 84% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
03.
Where do Mercersburg Academy students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 11.57% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 4.1% go to top 25, and about 1.49% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
04.
What is the application requirement for Mercersburg Academy?
Similar to most private schools in the US, Mercersburg Academy’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, standard test (like TOEFL and SSAT), and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
05.
What is the latest tuition for Mercersburg Academy’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for Mercersburg Academy in 2024 is $72,925 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admission@mercersburg.edu .
06.
Where is Mercersburg Academy located?
Mercersburg Academy is located in the State of Pennsylvania of USA. The closest major city is Baltimore, which is about 77 miles away from school. Most families can choose Baltimore-Washington International Airport to travel in and out of school.
07.
How popular is Mercersburg Academy on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, Mercersburg Academy is among the most popular schools, within top 35 for all US schools.

Also Mercersburg Academy has been favorited by 833 users.
08.
How to start with an application with Mercersburg Academy?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about Mercersburg Academy. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit Mercersburg Academy’s official site: http://www.mercersburg.edu or call them at 717-328-6173.
09.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to Mercersburg Academy?
Yes, here are few: Westtown School, Blair Academy and The Hill School.

The closest major city is Baltimore. You can find out more schools near Baltimore here.
10.
What is the FindingSchool rating for Mercersburg Academy?
The overall rating for Mercersburg Academy is A.

The section ratings of Mercersburg Academy are:
A for Matriculation
A+ for Academics
A for Extracurriculum
B+ for Community
A for Students and Parents reviews
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