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:apply.mercyhurst.edu/apply
Address:501 E 38th St, Erie, PA 16546
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,784
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):60%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,493 (90% 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:$34,580
Out-of-state Tuition:$34,580
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$25,853

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Mercyhurst University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Mercyhurst University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services5121
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services13
Education13162
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2
Health Professions and Related Programs16
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Mathematics and Statistics1
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences111
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies13
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences3
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences2421
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Visual and Performing Arts7
Grand total247491

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Mercyhurst University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences1
Grand total1

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$34,580
Out-of-state$34,580
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$22,855
Out-of-state$22,855

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid587100%
Grant or scholarship aid587100%$25,853
Student loan aid40369%$8,663

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,42096%$22,694
Federal student loans1,65666%$7,190

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 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,2541,4401,814
Percent admitted100%73%77%
Percent admitted who enrolled22%22%22%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
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 2017

Total Enrollment2,784
Undergraduate enrollment2,464
Graduate enrollment320

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
  • 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
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree

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