Mercyhurst is a private, Catholic university located in Erie, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,402 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Mercyhurst acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Intelligence, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Biology. Graduating 67% of students, Mercyhurst alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,300.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.66 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies31 Graduates
Hospitality and Tourism Management25 Graduates
Public Health21 Graduates
Special Education and Teaching20 Graduates
Fashion and Apparel Merchandising17 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities17 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.59 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.85 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses
Mercyhurst University Reviews
Strongest point is the academic experience and critical thinking skills gained. College professors were wonderful and the academic workload is challenging and rigorous. The small class sizes give the students personalized attention from top notch professors that would be more of a challenge at a larger school. If you are looking for a great academic experience in a small setting, this is the place. I found the social experience great as well, because you really get to know your class and there is plenty of fun things to do in Erie. If you are looking for a large, big city party school, this isn't the place, however it was perfect for me. It's a small school, so the local employment ties are great, and the links to graduate schools, but it will be not as linked to big city employment on the coasts.
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!
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!