Mercyhurst University: Statistics

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#3290 of 14,160 In the World
#951 of 2,624 In North America
#882 of 2,523 In the United States
#62 of 155 In Pennsylvania
#2 of 4 In Erie
#488 of 1,024 For Genealogy

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

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 86% 84% 89%
Applicants 2,936 1,257 1,679
Admissions 2,538 1,051 1,487
Freshmen enrolled full time 591 239 352

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

White 2162 (81%)
Nonresident Alien 155 (6%)
Hispanic 115 (4%)
Black or African American 110 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 85 (3%)
Asian 45 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 8 (0.3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (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 capacity 1,900
Combined charge for room and board $12,880
Room charge $6,420
Meal charge $6,460

Mercyhurst University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Intelligence, General 68 29
Organizational Leadership 33
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 32
Physician Assistant 27
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 26
Public Health, General 24
Psychology, General 23
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 23
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 21
Forensic Science and Technology 18
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 18
Secondary Education and Teaching 17
Dance, General 16
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 16
Special Education and Teaching, General 16
Business Administration and Management, General 15
Finance, General 14
Interior Design 14
Marketing, Other 13
English Language and Literature, General 13
Fashion Merchandising 13
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 12
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 12
Political Science and Government, General 12
Accounting 11
Mathematics and Computer Science 11
Athletic Training & Trainer 10
Information Technology Project Management 9
Social Work 8
General Studies 7
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 7
Anthropology 6 1
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 6
Physical and Biological Anthropology 6
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 6
History, General 5
Business & Managerial Economics 5
Exercise Physiology 4
Music, General 4
Music Therapy & Therapist 4
Graphic Design 4
Art Therapy & Therapist 3
Biochemistry 3
Music Teacher Education 3
Archeology 3
Environmental Science 3
Geology & Earth Science, General 3
Education, Other 2
Mathematics, General 2
Sociology 2
Religion & Religious Studies 1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1
Social Studies Teacher Education 1
International Business & Trade & Commerce 1
Fine & Studio Arts, General 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Chemistry, General 1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 1
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 1
Applied Behavior Analysis 1
Grand Total 526 147
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 68% 67% 70%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%

Publications & Citations

Publications
472
Citations
8,838

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
236 / 3,414
Psychology
98 / 2,146
Medicine
95 / 1,916
Computer Science
57 / 1,182
Sociology
54 / 892
Biology
50 / 1,308
Environmental Science
49 / 1,101
Business
47 / 824
Political Science
47 / 301
Mathematics
44 / 807
Social Psychology
35 / 1,035
Demography
30 / 479
History
30 / 75
Art & Design
27 / 150
Geography and Cartography
27 / 497
Math Teachers
24 / 367
Economics
24 / 228
Health Science
23 / 260
Archaeology
22 / 286
Criminology and Criminal Justice
21 / 850
Chemistry
21 / 443
Education Majors
21 / 145
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
20 / 2
Engineering
18 / 270
Statistics
17 / 428
Law
17 / 98
Child Psychology
17 / 304
Cognitive Science
15 / 183
Public Policy / Administration
15 / 159
Anthropology
12 / 604
Communications and Public Relations
11 / 168
Political Economy
11 / 141
Physics
11 / 659
Geology
11 / 198
Ecology
11 / 258
Public Health
11 / 128
Special Education
10 / 217
Marketing
10 / 248
Philosophy
10 / 0
Classics and Ancient History
9 / 146

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 0 15
1991 2 31
1992 4 24
1993 1 23
1994 1 19
1995 2 24
1996 8 33
1997 10 37
1998 7 76
1999 6 72
2000 6 96
2001 4 81
2002 12 131
2003 9 118
2004 8 142
2005 18 153
2006 6 196
2007 9 171
2008 15 223
2009 22 257
2010 18 363
2011 16 360
2012 27 474
2013 20 460
2014 39 529
2015 37 570
2016 68 662
2017 34 689
2018 16 706
2019 17 636
2020 23 879

Notable alumni

  1. Buster Douglas

    Buster Douglas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    boxer
    Biography

    James "Buster" Douglas is an American former professional boxer who competed between 1981 and 1999. He reigned as undisputed world heavyweight champion in 1990 after defeating Mike Tyson to win the title. His victory over Tyson is regarded as one of the greatest upsets in sports history.

  2. Luke Ravenstahl

    Luke Ravenstahl
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    politicianAmerican football player
    Biography

    Luke Robert Ravenstahl is an American politician who served as the 59th Mayor of Pittsburgh from 2006 until 2014. A Democrat, he became the youngest mayor in Pittsburgh's history in September 2006 at the age of 26. He was among the youngest mayors of a major city in American history.

  3. Meghan Agosta

    Meghan Agosta
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Meghan Christina Agosta is a Canadian women's ice hockey forward, who last played for the Montreal Stars of the Canadian Women's Hockey League. Agosta plays for the Canada women's national ice hockey team and is a gold (3) and silver medallist at the Winter Olympics of 2006 Turin, 2010 Vancouver, 2014 Sochi, and 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Agosta was named MVP of the Women's Hockey Tournament. She is a multi-medallist at the Women's World Championships with two gold medals and six silvers.

  4. John Deasy

    John Deasy
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John Deasy is a former Irish Fine Gael politician who served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Waterford constituency from 2002 to 2020.

  5. Justin Shouse

    Justin Shouse
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Justin Christopher Shouse is an American-Icelandic basketball coach and former player. He won the Icelandic Cup four times and was named the Cup Finals MVP in 2015. He was named the Úrvalsdeild Foreign Player of the year in 2010 and, after becoming a naturalized Icelandic citizen, he was named the Úrvalsdeild Domestic Player of the year in 2012 and 2013. He retired in 2017 as the Úrvalsdeild's all time leader in assists.

  6. Polly Bukta

    Polly Bukta
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Polly Bukta is the Iowa State Representative from the 26th District and is the Speaker Pro Tempore. She has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 1997. She received her BS from Mercyhurst University.

General info

Alternative names MU
Founded 1926
Motto Carpe Diem
Seize the day
Colors blue, green, white
Academic Calendar September to May. Also Summer Session (June - August)
Total FTE staff 463
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 501 E 38th St
Erie, Pennsylvania, 16546
United States
City population 101,000
Phone 8148242000
Fax +1 (814) 824 2071

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