Mercyhurst University

501 E 38th St, Erie, PA 16546
Tel: (814)824-2000
Private not-for-profit | 2,775 students
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.

School Overview:

Mercyhurst University
CountyErie County, PA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
232 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,775 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,630 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
145 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
2,445 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
330 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted77%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)470-590450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)480-590460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)470-578440-570
ACT English (25-75%)20-2619-25
ACT Math (25-75%)20-2618-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)21-2620-25

School Notes:

  • 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.
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