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MERCYHURST UNIVERSITY, ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA

Erie, PennsylvaniaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1926Established Year
  2759Enrollment

Mercyhurst University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Located in the Erie, Pennsylvania, Mercyhurst University which was formerly known as Mercyhurst College is an American Catholic liberal arts college offering programs in over 60 areas of study. Founded in 1926, Mercyhurst was founded by the Sisters of Mercy of the Diocese of Erie.

Mercyhurst University’s areas of excellence include archaeology and forensic anthropology, intelligence, forensic science, dance, music, and art therapy. In the past 20 years, the college has become one of the top comprehensive colleges in the North and the second largest Mercy college in the US. Ranked 48 in Northern Regional Universities, Mercyhurst University also ranks 63 in Best Value Schools and 26 in Best Colleges for Veterans in the list of US News rankings.

Mercyhurst university campus

Highlights

Institution TypePrivate
Campus SettingUrban
Endowment31.8 million USD
Cost of Attendance52,791 USD
Campus Housing Capacity68%
Admission Helpdesk814-824-2202
Student Retention Rate78%

Mercyhurst University Campus

  • Mercyhurst University sits at the site of the former St. Mary's Seminary, and its campus spreads over 75 acres in North East, Pennsylvania.
  • Throughout the old main campus, the academic buildings and student residence halls have an aspect of English Gothic architecture.
  • Has 2 campuses: with the main campus in Eerie, and the other is North East Campus which accommodates more than 20 certificate and associate programs.
  • The campus community is home to more than 80 clubs and organizations, 24 athletic teams.

Mercyhurst University Residence

  • Almost all the UG students and nearly 65% of graduate students opt for on-campus accommodation.
  • All housing facilities have furnished rooms, a kitchen and microwave on each floor, Basic cable and internet services, and laundry facilities.

The features of the respective residence halls are tabulated below:

Residence HallsFeatures
Baldwin HallHousing 160 students, it is an all-female residence hall with double-occupancy rooms.
McAuley HallHousing 140 students, it is an all-male residence hall with single and double rooms available with common bathroom facilities.
Warde HallHouses 360 coed students, the residence hall offers majorly triple occupancy and a few double occupancy rooms.

Mercyhurst University Programs

  • Mercyhurst University offers bachelors, associates, certificate, masters, graduate certificates, 4+1 programs, and advanced certificates.
  • With an enrollment of 4,500 students, the university is on a traditional semester calendar.
  • The university provides 3,700 students with a balanced education with 13:1 as its Student is to Faculty Ratio and an average class size of 20.
  • More than 59 undergraduate degrees are offered and almost 25 percent of the student body chooses to study abroad.
  • The university houses Hafenmaier College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; Ridge College of Intelligence Studies of Applied Sciences; Walker College of Business; and Zurn College of Natural and Health Sciences.

Mercyhurst University Application Process

You must consider the following important points before applying for admission to Mercyhurst University:

  • Application Portal: Mercyhurst University online application or the Common Application (UG only)
  • Deadline: Mercyhurst follows a rolling admission policy and hence there’s no fixed deadline to apply.
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Student Class profile (Class 2023):
    • Total applicants: 3,059; total enrolled: 2,956; acceptance rate: 89%
    • Standardized test scores: SAT/ACT is optional. Average SAT score lies between 1020-1210, and the average ACT score lies between 21 and 26.
    • English Proficiency: TOEFL- 79 iBT; IELTS- 6.5
    • High school/university GPA of entering students (Both UG and PG): UG: 3.35; PG: 3.39 out of a scale of 4.0.
  • Supporting Documents: Proof of financial support; Biographic page of your passport; a copy of your U.S. immigration status (if applicable)
  • Graduation Rate: 64%, Acceptance rate: 70%

Mercyhurst University Cost of Attendance

International students studying at Mercyhurst University need to incur the following expenses for one academic year. The expenses mentioned below are only the estimated expenses and are subject to change depending on the personal expenses of students.

Fees for International StudentsResidents (USD)Local Commuters (USD)
Basic Tuition38,58038,580
Standard Fees2,7602,760
Room and Board 12,5000
Total 54,15041,650

Mercyhurst University Financial Aid for International Students

  • At Mercyhurst, 99% of freshmen qualify for financial assistance through grants, awards and scholarships.
  • Sources reveal the average four-year scholarship at Mercyhurst totals more than USD 70,000 USD.
  • No specific scholarships are offered to international students, however, they may be eligible for the following merit-based scholarships:
ScholarshipAmount (USD)Eligibility
Sr. Carolyn Herrmann Scholarships20,000High school GPA, SAT or ACT scores, class rank, and high school coursework are evaluated. This scholarship is renewable for four years of study.
Alumni Legacy Scholarships1,000Awarded to applicants who are dependents of a Mercyhurst alumnus or alumna.
Erie Diocese and Sisters of Mercy Heritage Awards1,000Awarded to students enrolling from a Catholic high school or Mercy-sponsored, co-sponsored, or affiliated high school.

Apart from these, students can also avail other international scholarships in the US offered by various government or non-government agencies.

Mercyhurst University Alumni

  • The Mercyhurst University Alumni Association has been developed and works hard to keep the alumni connected to the University and each other.
  • Benefits offered to the alumni include- Support the charitable organization of Mercyhurst through AmazonSmile; Internships- hiring a Mercyhurst laker; Howard Hanna real estate discount; access to Lake View Country Club and Legacy scholarships for children of alumni.
  • A few notable alumni: James "Buster" Douglas- professional heavyweight boxer; Anthony Maher- professional soccer player; Terry Smith, professional basketball player; Pat Harkins, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and many more.

Mercyhurst University Placements

  • Mercyhurst University has its own Career Development Center through which it helps students with developing an impressive resume or cover letter, refining interview skills, internship and job search.
  • Mercyhurst considers internship programs to be a stepping stone for having a bright career. Here are a few interesting facts:
    • Roughly 230 students are supervised through an internship program each year
    • 56% of the employers rate Mercyhurst students as better than interns from a similar program at other schools
    • 96% of the employers rate Mercyhurst students as academically prepared to accomplish the objectives that were set for them during the internship.
    • 95% of the employers who hire the Mercyhurst intern they hosted in an opening were available.
    • 87% of the employers host interns to “provide meaningful learning opportunities” for students and 64% of them use the program as a “training ground” for new hires.
  • According to resources, 95% of the recent graduates can secure jobs or enrol in a graduate school within a year of graduation.
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Mercyhurst University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population3079
FAFSA Code003297
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$36,958 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6.5- -

Mercyhurst University Acceptance Rate

69.9%

Acceptance Rate

3673

Total Applicants

3079

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

43.2%

Male

56.8%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program69.9%
Total Applicants3814
Total Enrolled2666
Graduate
Graduate Programs69.9%
Total Applicants591
Total Enrolled413

Mercyhurst University Enrollment

Enrollment
Mercyhurst University Enrollment3079
Undergraduate Enrollment2666
Graduate Enrollment413
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate68.2%

Attendance Cost

$36,958

Attendance Cost

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Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$36,958 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,200 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$12,210 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,061 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$12,210 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,061 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$1,811 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,061 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Physiotherapy ProgramsAmerican Physical Therapy Association
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ProgramsAmerican Occupational Therapy Association
ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Dance
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
323018801350109
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501 East 38th Street, Erie, Pennsylvania 16546
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Bus Station

Briggs Ave (Bus Shelter)0.13 Km
E 38th St at Wallace St0.15 Km
E 38th St at Mercyhurst University0.17 Km
E 38th at Mercyhurst0.21 Km
E 38th St opp Wallace St IB0.22 Km
E 38th St at Ash St0.29 Km
E 38th St at Reed St0.37 Km
E 38th St at Lewis Ave232.47 Km
E 38th St at Ash St403.76 Km
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Book Store

Bookstore0.22 Km
Gannon University Bookstore3.53 Km
Action Toy Man3.83 Km
Bayfront Bookshelf4.4 Km
Books Galore4.9 Km
LECOM Bookstore5.1 Km
Hay Jays New and Used5.11 Km
Pressed5.38 Km
FYE5.42 Km
Barnes & Noble5.48 Km
Ollie's Bargain Outlet5.81 Km
Behrend Bookstore6 Km
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Hospital

Erie VA Medical Center0.86 Km
Saint Vincent Hospital2.24 Km
St Vincent Spine Center2.56 Km
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie4.08 Km
Select Specialty Hospital4.15 Km
Magee-Womens, UPMC Hamot4.2 Km
Foot & Ankle Center of NW Pa4.24 Km
Medical Associates Of Erie4.62 Km
Millcreek Community Hospital4.68 Km
Koziarski Chiropractic5.37 Km
Ear Nose & Throat Specialists: Lipman Sidney P MD5.5 Km
DaVita Millcreek Dialysis5.72 Km
Community Health Net - Harborcreek Health Center6.42 Km
Biomat USA6.86 Km
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Shopping Mall

Burton Plaza1.41 Km
Grandview Shopping Center1.75 Km
Kranacks1.8 Km
Perry Plaza2.42 Km
Glenwood Plaza2.68 Km
Erie Central Mall2.71 Km
Liberty Center2.78 Km
College Plaza2.88 Km
Griswold Plaza2.91 Km
East Erie Plaza3.66 Km
Peachtree Plaza3.75 Km
Valu Plaza West4.03 Km
Summit Plaza4.06 Km
Sunglass Hut at Macy's5.42 Km
Millcreek Mall Complex5.48 Km
Peach Street Marketplace6.2 Km
Millcreek Marketplace6.21 Km
Summit Towne Center6.67 Km
The Shops At The Colony7.31 Km
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Super Market

Serafin's Food Market1.59 Km
Erie County Farms2.38 Km
UK Supermarket2.94 Km
Family Dollar3.71 Km
Gordon's Butcher & Market4.05 Km
TOPS Friendly Markets4.25 Km
Wegmans5.91 Km
Giant Eagle Supermarket6.14 Km
Walmart Supercenter6.3 Km
Price Rite of Erie6.57 Km
ALDI6.98 Km
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Airport

Saint Vincent Health Center Heliport2.29 Km

Restaurant

Little Caesars Pizza3.01 Km
Lavery Brewing Co3.17 Km
Subway Restaurants4.17 Km
Bayfront Grille4.73 Km
Subway5.41 Km
Sbarro5.44 Km
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant5.61 Km
Moe's Southwest Grill5.99 Km
Quaker Steak & Lube6.46 Km
Comfort Inn & Suites6.54 Km
Chuck E. Cheese6.58 Km
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