Mercyhurst University

Erie, PA

Mercyhurst University

Erie, PA

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Undergrad Health & Medicine

Tuition & Fees

$43,300

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,043
Declined 414
Total Received 3,457
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Private

2,515

undergraduate students

365

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 2,880
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: Small-medium city

Mercyhurst University
501 East 38th Street
Erie, PA
16546

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
80%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,043
Declined 414
Total Received 3,457

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
Secondary School Record

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Rank

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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

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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Financial Aid

98%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$29,385

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $40,530
Room $8,318
Board $6,650
Additional fees $2,770
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $59,468
Average Financial Aid - $29,385
Total with Avg. Aid $30,083

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,095,182
State $1,828,949
Institutional $35,209,307
Other external $651,811
Total $41,785,249

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 825-1926, extension 2288
F: 814 824-2300
studentfinsvcs@mercyhurst.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Bowling yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Ice hockey yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Rowing yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes
Water polo yes yes
Wrestling yes

Club Sports - Men's

equestrian sports, ice hockey, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian sports, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, bowling, dance, equestrian sports, fencing, figure skating, flag football, liturgical dance ensemble, martial arts/strength/conditional fitness, rugby, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, yoga

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
PSAC, Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association, Collegiate Water Polo Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes yes
Applied Behavior Analysis. yes
Archeology. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Art Therapy/Therapist. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education. yes
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Communication and Media Studies, Other. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance. yes yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Dance, General. yes
Education, Other. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. yes yes
Fashion Merchandising. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Foreign Language Teacher Education. yes
Forensic Science and Technology. yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
General Studies. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
History, General. yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
Information Technology Project Management. yes
Insurance. yes
Intelligence, General. yes yes
Interior Design. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other. yes
Marketing Research. yes
Marketing, Other. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics and Computer Science. yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music Therapy/Therapist. yes
Music, General. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical and Biological Anthropology. yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Health, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Sustainability Studies. yes
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Intelligence Studies
  3. Education

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,880

total students

51%

in-state

49%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

2,515
students

Female
57%
1,443

Male
43%
1,072

13%

365
students

Female
63%
229

Male
37%
136

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

2,337
students

Female
59%
1,373

Male
41%
964

7%

178
students

Female
39%
70

Male
61%
108

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

7%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 46
Countries most often represented Canada
Honduras
Jamaica
Nepal
Nicaragua
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center

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