Mercyhurst University Rankings

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In the World#3259 of 14178
In North America#959 of 2629
In the United States#886 of 2528
In Pennsylvania#55 of 155
In Erie#2 of 4

Quick Review

Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
86%
Avg. cost to attend
$23,605 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
2,378
Graduates
326
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Mercyhurst University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate86%84%89%
Applicants2,9361,2571,679
Admissions2,5381,0511,487
Freshmen enrolled full time591239352

375 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

20 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White2162 (81%)
Nonresident Alien155 (6%)
Hispanic115 (4%)
Black or African American110 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown85 (3%)
Asian45 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native8 (0.3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$23,605/year
Average aid awarded
$29,129
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$19,415
$30-48K$20,744
$48-75K$22,439
$75-110K$24,720
$110K+$26,965

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$37,500$15,570
Tuition in-state$37,500$15,570
Tuition out-of-state$37,500$15,570
Fee in-district$2,670$460
Fee in-state$2,670$460
Fee out-of-state$2,670$460

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,900
Combined charge for room and board$12,880
Room charge$6,420
Meal charge$6,460

Mercyhurst University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Intelligence, General6829
Organizational Leadership33
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies32
Physician Assistant27
Biology & Biological Sciences, General26
Public Health, General24
Psychology, General23
Hospitality Administration & Management, General23
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs21
Forensic Science and Technology18
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse18
Secondary Education and Teaching17
Dance, General16
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General16
Special Education and Teaching, General16
Business Administration and Management, General15
Finance, General14
Interior Design14
Marketing, Other13
English Language and Literature, General13
Fashion Merchandising13
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other12
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other12
Political Science and Government, General12
Accounting11
Mathematics and Computer Science11
Athletic Training & Trainer10
Information Technology Project Management9
Social Work8
General Studies7
Speech Communication and Rhetoric7
Anthropology61
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other6
Physical and Biological Anthropology6
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration6
History, General5
Business & Managerial Economics5
Exercise Physiology4
Music, General4
Music Therapy & Therapist4
Graphic Design4
Art Therapy & Therapist3
Biochemistry3
Music Teacher Education3
Archeology3
Environmental Science3
Geology & Earth Science, General3
Education, Other2
Mathematics, General2
Sociology2
Religion & Religious Studies1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1
Social Studies Teacher Education1
International Business & Trade & Commerce1
Fine & Studio Arts, General1
Spanish Language and Literature1
Chemistry, General1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General1
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General1
Applied Behavior Analysis1
Grand Total526147
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate68%67%70%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%

Publications & Citations

Publications
486
Citations
8,298

Publication count by topic

Psychology
93
Biology
53
Sociology
49
Political science
46
Medicine
35
History
28
Geography
25
Computer science
23
Chemistry
20
Mathematics
18
Philosophy
13
Geology
11
Art
11
Business
8
Engineering
5
Economics
4
Environmental science
4
Materials science
4
Physics
3

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Art852127
Sociology1378941
History141246
Geography1889453
Psychology19262,512
Geology2336184
Political science245990
Mathematics2945508
Biology30971,391
Business3372112
Economics338475
Medicine3504570
Chemistry3575751
Environmental science454723
Computer science4649110
Materials science475651
Engineering493318
Physics51913

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990013
1991230
1992423
1993121
1994119
1995222
1996828
19971029
1998780
1999677
2000698
2001484
200211131
20038121
20048145
200517151
20066199
20079167
200813204
200922237
201017321
201116349
201227461
201321463
201439487
201537561
201668633
201734662
201818653
201916634
202022817

General info

Alternative namesMU
Founded1926
WikipediaMercyhurst University
MottoCarpe Diem
Seize the day
Colorsblue, green, white
Academic CalendarSeptember to May. Also Summer Session (June - August)
Total FTE staff463
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address501 E 38th St
Erie, Pennsylvania, 16546
United States
City population101,000
Phone8148242000
Fax+1 (814) 824 2071

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