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Tuition & Fees

$34,580

$34,580

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
36%
400-499
39%
300-399
10%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
36%
400-499
39%
300-399
10%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
36%
400-499
39%
300-399
10%
30-36
8%
24-29
40%
18-23
40%
12-17
11%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,239
Declined + 88
Total Received 2,327
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Private (nonprofit)

2,491

undergraduate students

315

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Intelligence Studies
  3. Education
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Codes

SAT 2410
ACT 3629

School Facts

Mercyhurst, founded in 1926, is a private, church-affiliated college. Its 88-acre campus is located in Erie, PA 100 miles southwest of Buffalo, NY, and 100 miles north of Pittsburgh, PA.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,806
Established in 1926
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

Erie, PA

75-acre, suburban campus in Erie (population: 100,671), 100 miles from Buffalo, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh; branch campus in North East. Served by bus and train; air serves Buffalo.

Mercyhurst University
501 East 38th Street
Erie, PA 16546

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
53%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
70%
Bottom 1/2
30%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
36%
400-499
39%
300-399
10%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
36%
400-499
39%
300-399
10%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
36%
400-499
39%
300-399
10%
30-36
8%
24-29
40%
18-23
40%
12-17
11%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,239
Declined + 88
Total Received 2,327

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation

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Admissions Contact

Christian Beyer
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 825-1926
F: 814 824-2071
admissions@mercyhurst.edu

Cost

Tuition $32,430
Room $5,892
Board $5,732
Additional fees $2,150
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $47,404

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,531,263
State $1,644,627
Institutional
Other external
Total $4,175,890

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external
Total

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball
water polo
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Collegiate Water Polo Association (Division I), PSAC(Division II), Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (Division I)
Mascot
Lakers
School colors
royal blue and kelly green
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration of Criminal Justice
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Forensic Sciences
Applied Intelligence
Archaeology/Anthropology
Art
Art Education
Art Therapy
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communications
Computer Systems
Computer Systems Support
Criminal Justice
Culinary Arts
Dance
Data Science
Early Childhood Education
Earth/Space Science Education
Elementary Education
English
Exercise Science
Fashion Merchandising
Forensic/Biological Anthropology
General Science Education
Geology
Graphic Design
History
Hospitality Management
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional Management
Intelligence Studies
Interior Design
International Business
Liberal Arts
Mathematics
Medical Lab Technician
Middle Childhood Education
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Office Management
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Religious Education
Religious Education/Lay Ministry
Respiratory Therapist
Russian Studies
Secondary Education
Social Sciences Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Sports Medicine
World Languages/Cultures
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Undergraduate

89%

2,491
students

Female
56%
1,389

Male
44%
1,102

Graduate

11%

315
students

Female
55%
172

Male
45%
143

undergraduateFull-time

96%

2,403
students

Female
57%
1,354

Male
43%
1,049

undergraduatePart-time

4%

88
students

Female
40%
35

Male
60%
53

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
44%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
35%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

47%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 43
Countries most often represented Canada
Honduras
Jamaica
Nepal
Nicaragua
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center

International Student Contact

Eric G. Evans
Director of International Admissions and Services
814 824-2478
eevans@mercyhurst.edu

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