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Mercyhurst University

Erie, PA

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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
Contact Mr. Christian Beyer
Director, UG Admissions
Email: cbeyer@mercyhurst.edu
Phone: 814-824-2000

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Exercise Physiology And Kinesiology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services, Other Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Fashion Merchandising Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Sciences And Quantitative Methods, Other Checkmark
Marketing Research Checkmark
Marketing, Other Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication And Media Studies, Other Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Information Technology Project Management Checkmark
Web Page, Digital/multimedia And Information Resources Design Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Business And Innovation/entrepreneurship Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
Education, Other Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Foreign Language Teacher Education Checkmark
French Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Social Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Petroleum Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Art Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other Checkmark
Music Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Public Health, General Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Military Technologies Associate Bachelors
Intelligence, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Sustainability Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Corrections Checkmark
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Forensic Science And Technology Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Archeology Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,457
Applied
3,043
Accepted
2,470
Enrolled
88%
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Female Admissions

1,966
Females Applied
1,783
Females Accepted
91%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,491
Males Applied
1,260
Males Accepted
85%
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

39,750
Private
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Fees

2,770
Full-time student fees
14,968
Room & board
8,318
Room only
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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 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
4%
International Students
48%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.65%
Black or African American 5.02%
White or Caucasian 79.97%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.95%
Asian 1.36%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.04%
Two or more races 1.19%
Other 2.8%

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

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Christmas on Campus, Homecoming and Parent's Weekend

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

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
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
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
Bowling No No No
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
Bowling No 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

226
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 131
Part-time - 95
Male - 118
Female - 108
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