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Mercyhurst University
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  • 4 Year
  • ERIE, PA

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Mercyhurst has taken extra precautions for the safety of our campus community and guests during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re offering a range of virtual events and visits for you to learn about admissions, academics, campus life, and more, with in-person visits where permitted. Given the need for flexibility, we’ve also adapted some of our application procedures to facilitate ease of application. Learn More

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade C+

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Mercyhurst is a private, Catholic university located in Erie, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,296 undergraduate students. The Mercyhurst acceptance rate is 88%. Popular majors include Intelligence, Biology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 71% of students, Mercyhurst alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,800.

About

501 E 38TH ST
ERIE, PA 16546
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Mercyhurst University Rankings

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

Mercyhurst Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
940-1160
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  
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Cost

Net Price
$26,942 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$29,937 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 66 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 91 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 91 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    74%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,296 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
74
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
32%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
  • Athlete
    30%
  • Everyone is unique
    28%
  • Personable
    22%
  • Preppy
    13%
  • Sheltered Athlete with No Real World Experiance
    6%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 82 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
  • Carpe Diem
    70%
  • Close-knit
    7%
  • Overpriced
    7%
  • Expensive
    5%
  • Amazing
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • Outdated infrastructure
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
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

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