Mercyhurst College, a Catholic institution in the liberal arts tradition, is a community of learning dedicated to the lifelong development of the whole person. It strives for academic distinction in each of its programs. Inspired by the vision of the Sisters of Mercy, the College holds in highest esteem the qualities of excellence, compassion, creativity, and service to others.
|County||Erie County, PA|
|Title IV Eligible||Participat|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges--General|
|Institution Level||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Private not-for-profit|
|Instructional Staff Total|
(research/public service staff included)
|232 staff||115 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,775 students||1,633 students|
|# Full-Time Students||2,630 students||1,434 students|
|# Part-Time Students||145 students||137 students|
|# Undergraduate Students||2,445 students||1,507 students|
|# Graduate Students||330 students||129 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-||1%|
|% Two or more races||-||2%|
|Finances and Admission|
|In-State Tuition Fees|
|Out-State Tuition Fees|
|SAT Reading (25-75%)||470-590||450-570|
|SAT Math (25-75%)||480-590||460-573|
|SAT Writing (25-75%)||470-578||440-570|
|ACT English (25-75%)||20-26||19-25|
|ACT Math (25-75%)||20-26||18-25|
|ACT Composite (25-75%)||21-26||20-25|
- From its inception in 1926, Mercyhurst College has represented academic and teaching excellence. Today, the college seeks to provide students with an ideal education that is rooted in the liberal arts, career preparation and dedication to service.
- The College offers 50 majors with 67 concentrations. Also offered are Undergraduate Degrees - Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music and Graduate Degrees - Master of Science in Special Education, Administration of Justice, Organizational Leadership, Forensic and Biological Anthropology and Applied Intelligence.
- The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
- The college has been ranked among the top 20 comprehensive colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report Best American Colleges Guide for seven years in a row and named by The Princeton Review as one of "The Best Northeastern Colleges" in one of five Princeton Review regional guidebooks.