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Mercyhurst University, founded in 1926, is a private Catholic institution founded by the pioneering Sisters of Mercy and rooted in service and hospitality, welcoming people from all walks of life.
We embrace a forward-thinking approach in education, preparing you with the skills and experiences to serve you well in your professional life and beyond. In every program of study, you’ll take an active part in your learning. Opportunities for internships, research, study abroad, and more ensure an immersive undergraduate experience. Classes are never led by grad or teaching assistants, so you’ll learn everything directly from your professors while building valuable mentoring relationships.
Our 75-acre campus is home to stunning Gothic architecture, cutting-edge learning spaces, and a community that encourages involvement and leadership. With 25 varsity sports, 80+ student clubs, and activities year round, there’s no shortage of excitement on campus — one more reason why Hurst is Home.
Mercyhurst University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
- 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.85 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies34 Graduates
Hospitality and Tourism Management31 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities27 Graduates
Public Health24 Graduates
Fashion and Apparel Merchandising20 Graduates
Cyber Security | Bachelor of Science program
High-profile cyber attacks have highlighted the need for well-trained cyber security professionals in government and the private sector. One of the few programs designed to follow guidelines from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, our Cyber Security major offers coursework in network and computer systems security, digital forensics, cyber security law, and more.
- of students say they don't have Greek life.76 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.102 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses