Mercyhurst University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
501 East 38th Street
Erie, PA 16546-0001
(814) 824-2202
(800) 825-1926
Fax: (814) 824-2071

Contact: Christopher Coons
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address
501 East 38th Street
(814) 824-2000

www.mercyhurst.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 3,937
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 643
Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,842
Graduate enrollment: 313

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 59%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 76%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Fashion Design B
Fiber/Textile/Weaving Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Illustration B
Interior Design B
Photography B

Education

Art Teacher Education B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Museum Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Mercyhurst University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (814) 824-2000
Website: www.mercyhurst.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://apply.mercyhurst.edu/
Address: 501 E 38th St, Erie, PA 16546
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,704
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 68%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,309 (85% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $40,170
Out-of-state Tuition: $40,170
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $29,129

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Mercyhurst University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Mercyhurst University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 5131
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 13
Education 12152
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 12
Health Professions and Related Programs 171
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 121
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences 111
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 131
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 2421
Visual and Performing Arts 6
Grand total 2575111

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Mercyhurst University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $40,170
Out-of-state $40,170
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $16,030
Out-of-state $16,030

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 642 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 631 98% $29,129
Student loan aid 479 75% $9,833

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,337 98% $27,869
Federal student loans 1,633 69% $6,658

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Mercyhurst University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Mercyhurst University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,936 1,257 1,679
Percent admitted 100% 84% 89%
Percent admitted who enrolled 20% 19% 21%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Mercyhurst University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,704
Undergraduate enrollment 2,378
Graduate enrollment 326

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Mercyhurst University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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