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
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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

Acceptance Rate
75%
Application Deadline
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
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Cost

Net Price
$21,648/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,835/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,078/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,797/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,916/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,083/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,402Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
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  • Athlete
    41%
  • Personable
    22%
  • Preppy
    16%
  • Everyone is unique
    13%
  • Sheltered Athlete with No Real World Experiance
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
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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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!
I originally chose this school because from the outside it seemed like the perfect place. It seemed like there was so much school pride, tons of opportunity and everyone seemed so nice and welcoming. After a short month I realized this school wasn't for me. After being there, I realized there was no school pride. Barley anyone went to football or even our hockey games. I tried to get involved in different clubs, for example the sailing club, which folded because they couldnt get student government to acknowledge or help fund the club. The one thing I did really enjoy about the school was the academics. My teachers were very passionate about what they were doing and were willing and able to assist you whenever needed. I do recommend this school to people who like a very small school feel and are very very dedicated to their academics, but be careful to pay attention between the difference of a small college and a high school.