Mercyhurst University

Erie, PA

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Mercyhurst University

Mercyhurst University

Mercyhurst University Student Essentials

Mercyhurst University Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Lakers
Website: www.mercyhurst.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 29,037
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 29,037
Retention Rate: 81%
Enrollment: 3,458
Year Established: 1926

About Mercyhurst University

Originally a small liberal arts university, Mercyhurst has grown in size and academics. In addition to its picturesque main campus in Erie, the school has four other campuses to expand its educational reach. Mercyhurst College has begun to offer graduate degrees, as well, and is considering university status.

The university still focuses on undergraduate academics, however. More than 60 majors are available through the following divisions:

  • School of Arts & Humanities
  • Walker School of Business & Communication
  • Hafenmaier School of Education & Behavioral Sciences
  • Zurn School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
  • School of Social Sciences

Student life at Mercyhurst is grounded in the Catholic faith, offering many service and ministry opportunities. There are also many cultural and athletic opportunities, with more than 85 student organizations and several NCAA Division II teams.

Mercyhurst makes financial aid a priority, offering assistance to a large percentage of incoming freshmen. Federal financial aid programs, institutional scholarships and external grants and scholarships are all excellent opportunities to help with the cost of tuition.

To apply to Mercyhurst University, simply submit the online application with an official high school transcript, your SAT/ACT scores and an academic recommendation. A short writing sample is also required. Admissions procedures vary for adult and transfer students, as well as applicants to graduate programs.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave Mercyhurst University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

The faculty at Mercyhurst are the most incredible adults I've ever dealt with. Each of my professors seems to really care how successful I become and want to help me achieve my dreams. That is extremely important to me. The students also seem very nice and welcoming. I am a transfer student, and I live off campus, yet I still feel pretty connected to the school through my major departments. The campus is beautiful and the perfect size if you want personalized attention. In comparison to the school I transferred from, getting information is much easier and the staff are MUCH more pleasant to interact with. I most enjoy my classes because my professors make them interesting, but I have yet to really experience campus life because I live off campus and have an off campus job that consumes most of my time. However, I have attended a few hockey games, which are pretty exciting.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

I like the class size and it is a small college compared to a large college, very nice atmosphere and livelyhood.


Mercyhurst University Map & Location

Mercyhurst University
501 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16546


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Getting Around Mercyhurst University

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

5/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Erie, PA

Winter
Dec
38
27
Jan
34
21
Feb
36
21
Spring
Mar
44
28
Apr
56
38
May
67
48
Summer
Jun
76
59
Jul
80
64
Aug
79
63
Fall
Sep
72
56
Oct
61
45
Nov
50
37

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,874
Freshman Class 660
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 3,458

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 2%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 87%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 2%
African American 6%
Caucasian 87%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 83%
Graduate 17%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 60%
Men 40%
International 7%
Domestic 93%

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