Mercyhurst University: Ranking & Review

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Mercyhurst University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate70%65%73%
Applicants3,6731,5762,097
Admissions2,5681,0281,540
Enrolled undergraduates589241348
Enrolled total (including graduate students)2,7591,1451,614

305 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

43 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for both undergraduates and graduates.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesConsidered but not required
Admission test scoresNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended

Mercyhurst University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$51,791$51,791
Off-campus$51,791$51,791
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $12,210 and other expenses per full academic year.

Mercyhurst University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,900 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$34,050$34,050
Fees for full-time undergraduates$2,270$2,270
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$1,135$1,135
Tuition for Full-time graduates$23,550$23,550
Fees for full-time graduates$445$445
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$785$785

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11919138
Health Professions and Related Programs721890
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences533386
Education312455
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service43649
Biological and Biomedical Sciences41142
Social Sciences28836
Visual and Performing Arts3434
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies131326
Psychology19726
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1616
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1313
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1010
Physical Sciences88
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities66
History66
English Language and Literature & Letters55
Mathematics and Statistics55
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics11
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Philosophy and Religious Studies11
Theology and Religious Vocations
Grand Total526129655

A total of 526 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Mercyhurst University.

At the master's level 129 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate68%68%68%
  • Full-time retention rate - 82%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

General info

Alternative namesMU
Founded1926
MottoCarpe Diem
Seize the day
Religious affiliationRoman Catholic
Colorsblue, green, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff476
Instructional FTE175
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitemercyhurst.edu
Address501 E 38th St
Erie, Pennsylvania, 16546
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population101,000
Phone8148242000
Fax+1 (814) 824 2071

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