2,470
Students
Financial aid thermometer
26,019
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
75
75%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Mercyhurst University is a Comprehensive institution located in Erie, PA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 501 East 38th Street
Erie, PA  16546
United States

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Fashion Merchandising Checkmark
Hospitality Administration Checkmark
Human Resources Management Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Music Therapy Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Military Technologies Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,254
Applied
2,448
Accepted
2,470
Enrolled
75%
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Female Admissions

1,814
Females Applied
1,404
Females Accepted
77%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,440
Males Applied
1,044
Males Accepted
73%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.36
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs One recommendation
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported November 1st Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

35,400
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Fees

2,670
Full-time student fees
12,880
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Adults
Employees

Financial Aid

26,019
Avg. Financial Aid Package
17,454
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
17,325
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,360
Avg. Loan Aid
15,583
Avg. Grant Aid
16,089
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
50%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
6%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,470
Total undergrad students
9%
International Students
48%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.97%
Black or African American 5.59%
White or Caucasian 70.89%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.05%
Asian 1.66%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.12%
Other 7.85%

Gender

Male (42.15%)
Female (57.85%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 68%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Christmas on Campus, Homecoming and Parent's Weekend

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government, chorus, Admission Ambassadors, Amnesty International and The Merciad (student newspaper)

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
campus-wide camera system

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Crew No Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo No Division 2 Checkmark
Wrestling No Division 2 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Crew No Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Field Hockey No Division 2 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Water Polo No Division 2 Checkmark
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio