B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Mercyhurst University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Address
501 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16546

Mercyhurst University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Scores Range
940-1160
ACT Scores Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Mercyhurst University

Cost

Net Price
$21,204/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,084/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,987/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,928/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,721/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,051/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.66 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,469Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Athlete
    41%
  • Personable
    22%
  • Preppy
    16%
  • Everyone is unique
    13%
  • Sheltered Athlete with No Real World Experiance
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.56 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Carpe Diem
    76%
  • Close-knit
    9%
  • Overpriced
    9%
  • Expensive
    6%

After Mercyhurst University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses

Mercyhurst University Reviews

813 reviews
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I love the feeling I get from the small school community. Everyone is so welcoming and positive. The professor's are super helpful and understanding with any circumstances you may come across. Classes aren't too long, and there's plenty of time between class to not stress about being late. The campus is beautiful, and pretty small so it doesn't take forever to get to class. There's so much to do on campus, a lot of scheduled activities and a lot of space and places to just hang out with friends. Overall a really safe campus, I love every part of Mercyhurst!
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Mercyhurst University is a smaller school with around 5,000 students currently enrolled. Out of those 5,000 more than 1,000 of students are internationals which adds a lot of diversity to the campus and invites different cultures to learn from each other. With a smaller sized campus the feeling of home is everywhere, among your friends, roommates, professors and even caffeteria staff. Mercyhurst University prides itself with it's beautiful campus which reminds every student of Hogwarts with just aa little bit more flowers! I love this school, and I'm grateful for all the people I've meet and all the knowledge and skills I've gained. I would recommend this school to anyone!
Wasn't so sure about my decision at the beginning of my freshman year, but now that I've started going to a lot more events and have become involved in more things, it's really a great place to be. There are so many opportunities! I'm a science major here, and so far the classes have been challenging, but they really make you know your stuff. Most of the profs I've encountered in my major are great.