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Mercyhurst University

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Visiting And Contact Information

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501 E. 38th Street

Erie, PA 16546

United States

Phone: 814-824-2202

Fax: 814-824-2071

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 70
SAT:
% Submitting Score:75%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:470 - 580
     Math Middle 50%:470 - 570
     Writing Middle 50%:460 - 560
ACT:
% Submitting Score:40%
     ACT Middle 50%:21 - 26
     Math Middle 50%:20 - 26
     English Middle 50%:20 - 26
Average High School GPA:3.37
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:25.89%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:20.92%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:16.52%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:14.55%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:17.55%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:4.61%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:21%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:29%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:87%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:55%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 2,938
Total applicants who are accepted: 2,214
Total of accepted students who enroll: 596
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 79%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $30.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Notification Begins: 11/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Important
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:16
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Lab Science:1
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:5
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:16
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:3
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:5
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    70
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    470 - 580
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    470 - 570
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    460 - 560
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    21 - 26
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    20 - 26
  •      English Middle 50%:
    20 - 26
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.37
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