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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
501 East 38th Street
Erie, PA 16546
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
60%
    SAT Range
    940-1160
    ACT Range
    21-26
    Application Fee
    $0
    SAT/ACT
    Neither required nor recommended
    High School GPA
    Required
    Accepts Common App
    Yes

    Cost

    Net Price
    $23,841/ 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
    $26,395/ year
    National
    $7,535
    Students Receiving Financial Aid
    100%

    Academics

    Professors
    B-
    Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
    Student Faculty Ratio
    14:1
    Evening Degree Programs
    Yes
    86%
    of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.66 responses
    64%
    of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.83 responses
    55%
    of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 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
      14%
    • On Campus
      86%
    • Online
      0%

    Students

    Full-Time Enrollment
    2,319Undergrads
    Part-Time Undergrads
    62
    Undergrads Over 25
    3%
    Pell Grant
    30%
    Varsity Athletes
    27%
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
    Based on 46 responses
    • Athlete
      28%
    • Everyone is unique
      26%
    • Personable
      24%
    • Preppy
      13%
    • Sheltered Athlete with No Real World Experiance
      7%
    • Outgoing
      2%

    Campus Life

    Freshmen Live On-Campus
    87%
    Poll
    84%
    of students say they don't have Greek life.74 responses
    Poll
    52%
    of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.100 responses
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes your school?
    Based on 51 responses
    • Carpe Diem
      69%
    • Close-knit
      8%
    • Expensive
      6%
    • Overpriced
      6%
    • Amazing
      4%
    • Home away from home
      4%
    • Fast-paced
      2%

      After College

      Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
      $40,300/ year
      National
      $33,028
      Graduation Rate
      69%
      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

      Mercyhurst University Reviews

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      I loved Mercyhurst for the community and opportunities it's provided me both in my undergraduate and graduate studies. The faculty goes above and beyond to ensure each student is meeting their personal goals. Student life has events weekly and there are so many clubs and organizations on campus that students may choose to get involved with. No matter who you are, Mercyhurst has a way of making itself Home to everyone who visits!
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      I have had an excellent experience at Mercyhurst University. I believe that the education that is given prepares us as students for the real world and helps us become people of benefit in society. Also, because this university has a small campus, you are able to have a better communication with your professors. Something I would change is the amount of diversity. I would love to see more students with diverse races and cultural backgrounds. Overall, it is a great university!
      I love Mercyhurst! Small class sizes, real connections with (amazing) professors, real world experience--often as a freshman--in every major, and a flexible core curriculum. Student life is pretty good, always something going on so there's no reason to be bored. Housing/res life is a mix, but generally better than most schools. People might complain about the dining hall food, but it's still better than 95% of other schools! Worst part is easily the price tag, but if you can make it work (through scholarships or grants or if you have the money) it's totally worth it. So so thankful I'm here, and wouldn't change my decision for the world.