Mercyhurst University

Erie, PA

Mercyhurst University

Erie, PA

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Undergrad Health & Medicine

Tuition & Fees

$38,070

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,448
Declined 806
Total Received 3,254
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Private

2,470

undergraduate students

307

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Mercyhurst University, 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,777
Established in 1926
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

75-acre, suburban campus in Erie (population: 97,369), 100 miles from Buffalo, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh; branch campus in North East. Served by bus and train; air serves Buffalo.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Buffalo
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Erie International

Mercyhurst University
501 East 38th Street
Erie, PA
16546

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
68%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government
  • chorus
  • Admission Ambassadors
  • Amnesty International
  • The Merciad (student newspaper)

Top Events

  • Christmas on Campus
  • Homecoming
  • Parent's Weekend
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Other security measures
  • campus-wide camera system

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
70%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.36

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,448
Declined 806
Total Received 3,254

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA

Important

extracurricular activities
application essay
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
first generation
interview
class rank
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 31
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,603

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $35,400
Room & board $12,880
Additional fees $2,670
Total $50,950
Average Financial Aid - $5,603
Total with Avg. Aid $45,347

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Water polo
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

equestrian sports, ice hockey, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian sports, water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Anthropology
Archeology
Art Teacher Education
Art Therapy/Therapist
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Corrections
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Fashion Merchandising
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forensic Science and Technology
Geology/Earth Science, General
Graphic Design
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
History, General
History, Other
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Information Science/Studies
Intelligence, General
Interior Design
International/Global Studies
Marketing Research
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Therapy/Therapist
Music, General
Petroleum Technology/Technician
Philosophy
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

2,777

total students

52%

in-state

48%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

2,470
students

Female
58%
1,429

Male
42%
1,041

11%

307
students

Female
65%
200

Male
35%
107

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

2,383
students

Female
58%
1,367

Male
42%
1,016

4%

87
students

Female
72%
62

Male
28%
25

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 80%
Student 4 year graduation rate 59%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

51

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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