For nearly 100 years, Mercyhurst University has valued exploration within our gates and around the globe.
On our campus, you’ll discover programs that fit your interests and seize opportunities for life-changing experiences. We celebrate experience inside and outside the classroom by challenging you to write more, practice harder, dig deeper, and see the world from unconventional perspectives. College is your time to grow, to discover new things, to ignite your passions, and to share those passions with the world. It’s your time to seize the day.
Mercyhurst University is a comprehensive, private Catholic university located in Erie, Pennsylvania—the state’s only Great Lakes city. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1926, the University is situated on a beautiful 75-acre hilltop expanse overlooking Lake Erie.
Consistently ranked among the "Best Regional Universities" and “Best Value Colleges” in the North | U.S. News & World Report
First university in Erie County to be named a College of Distinction as well as first and only Catholic College of Distinction in the region
Second university in Pennsylvania to be recognized as a Purple Heart University for services to veterans and their families | Military Order of the Purple Heart, 2018
At Mercyhurst University, you’ll learn more about yourself, about others, and about the world. As a leader in applied liberal arts higher education, Mercyhurst integrates excellence in the liberal arts with professional programs and service to regional and world communities. The University educates young men and women in an environment where faith and reason flourish together, where the beauty and power of the liberal arts combine with the appreciation of the dignity of work and a commitment to serving others.