A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
538 E Grandview Blvd
Erie, PA 16504
Telephone
(814) 824-2313
Organization Memberships
NCEA

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$9,525
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$42,000
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Mercyhurst Preparatory School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1180
99 responses
Average ACT
25
32 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Laker Day
    28%
  • Touch of Class Day
    22%
  • Dance shows
    12%
  • School musicals
    12%
  • School athletic events
    10%
  • Baccalaureate Mass
    8%
  • Prom
    8%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
521
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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I took challenging courses and had alot of choices.. arts, sciences, music, theatre, math, computer, design, history, english, peer leadership, world religions and ethics! A lot of clubs and varsity sports and classes at local universities with a lot of community and charity work.. pushed me to constantly challenge myself with lots of school spirit and pride..
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I love this school for many reasons. Firstly, the academics are great, and I know this is a cliche, but teachers truly want you to succeed. Mercyhurst Prep offers classes in the IB program, but Honors and College-Prep classes are also available. Another thing I love about Mercyhurst is the fact that there is something for everyone, and you don't have to choose. We have a great theatre department, but we also have awesome athletic programs, art programs, music programs, you name it! I truly believe that the administration gives their 100% and cares about the outcome of every student.
I found Mercyhurst a compelling academic experience, with teachers ready to help their students. The greatest disappointment was the social aspect of it- I was constantly rejected by most of the student and for the most of the year felt extremely lonely. I also found them alienating, as they were not acting according to the school's mission statement and were bullying me because of my special interest that felt foreign to them and so they abused the greatest stereotype related to that special interest. From the social standpoint I would only recommend MPS to the ones who waste their entire days on the Snapchat or whatever thing they are using on the phones they are always staring at. I felt sad most of the year and was very depressed and I failed to appreciate any other activities it had to offer. International students felt alienating and divided by national groups, I was the only person who came from my country was on my own the whole time.