Overview

Applicants
2,938
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average HS GPA
3.37

GPA Breakdown

26%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
470 - 580
SAT Math
470 - 570
SAT Writing
460 - 560
ACT Composite
21 - 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
260
with Terminal Degree
117

131
Women
129
Men
16
Minority
7
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
55%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years
61%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Education, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Cognitive Science
  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Religious Education

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Dance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Feb 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,922

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$14,764

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,422

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,881

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
72%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$29,600
Required Fees
$1,885
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$0
Transportation for Commuters
$0

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,680
Out of State
48%

Demographics

56% female
44% male
48% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
68%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
62
First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
87

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Learning Differences Program

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Dianne Rogers

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Requred for LD
A. Aptitude (eg. WAIS-R or WAIS-III with subtest scores) B. Achievement (eg. WAIT) C. Information Processing (eg. short- and long term memory) Testing must be current. In most cases, this means testing has been conducted with the past three years. It is in a student's best interest to provide recent and appropriate documentation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
.Student must provide DSM--V diagnosis and pharmacological history. Forms need to be completed by licensed medical provider.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
80
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Lakers)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Water Polo
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Lakers)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: lakernet.mercyhurst.edu/organizations/org-details.php?id=447

Minority Support Groups: lakernet.mercyhurst.edu/organizations/org-details.php?id=407

Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Average Number of PC's per Lab
165

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Admissions Office

Address
Admissions
501 E 38th St
Erie, PA 165460001

Phone
800-825-1926

Email
admission@mercyhurst.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Performing Arts Center
Mercyhurst Athletic Center
Library
Student Union
Ice Rink

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Presque Isle State Park
Dobbin's Landing
Millcreek Mall
Peek and Peak Golf and Ski Resort

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday-Friday, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 1:00 and 2:00
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Open House (fall)

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
athletics@mercyhurst.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxi, public transportation (bus), and Amtrak. The closest airoport is Erie International Airport. Mercyhurst also provides it's own shuttle!

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Exit 27: State Street Exit-take Rt. 97 North for one mile. Right at Jct 505 onto Old French Road. Continue to East 38th Street. Turn right, four blocks to Mercyhurst College, on right side.
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Key Stats

2,938
Applicants
2,680
Size
75%
Acceptance Rate
1040
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists