Tuition & Fees

$40,480

$40,480

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,838
Declined + 1,235
Total Received 3,073
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Private (nonprofit)

2,402

undergraduate students

304

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

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,706
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)

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Erie, PA

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.

Mercyhurst University
501 East 38th Street
Erie, PA 16546

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
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
36%
400-499
38%
300-399
10%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
36%
400-499
38%
300-399
10%
200-299
1%
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

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,838
Declined + 1,235
Total Received 3,073

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

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

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
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

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $37,500
Room $6,420
Board $6,460
Additional fees $2,980
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $54,860

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

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external
Total
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Carrie Newman
Director of Student Financial Services
cnewman@mercyhurst.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
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/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 Directors

Bradley Davis (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
PSAC, Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association, Collegiate Water Polo Association
Mascot
Lakers
School colors
royal blue and kelly green

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Anthropology/Archaeology
Applied Forensic Sciences
Applied Intelligence
Applied Sociology
Art Education
Art Therapy
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biology
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business/Competitive Intelligence
Catholic Studies
Chemistry
Communications
Computer Systems Support
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Administration
Culinary Arts
Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity Risk Management
Dance
Data Science
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood/Special Education
English
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Fashion Merchandising
Finance
French
French Education
Geology
Graphic Design
Health Studies
History
History Education
Hospitality Management
Human Resources Management
Information Technology
Intelligence Studies
Interior Architecture/Design
International Business
Liberal Arts
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Lab Technician
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Therapy
Nursing
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Religious Studies
Respiratory Therapist
Russian Studies
Secondary Education
Social Work
Spanish
Spanish Education
Special Education/Applied Disability Studies
Sport Business Management
Sports Medicine
Studio Art
Sustainability Studies
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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

2,706

total students

52%

in-state

48%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

2,402
students

Female
59%
1,411

Male
41%
991

11%

304
students

Female
61%
186

Male
39%
118

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

2,328
students

Female
59%
1,360

Male
41%
968

4%

74
students

Female
69%
51

Male
31%
23

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

86%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

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 Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: 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

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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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

International Student Contact

Angela Phillips
Director of International Admissions and Services
814 824-3056
aphillips@mercyhurst.edu

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