60%

Acceptance Rate

$26,395

Avg.Financial Aid

003927

FAFSA Code

About Mercyhurst University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,685

Website

www.mercyhurst.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Roman Catholic

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

A private, Roman Catholic university, Mercyhurst University is situated in Erie, Pennsylvania. Mercyhurst University covers an area of 74 acres. The foundation of Mercyhurst University was laid down in the year 1926. Mercyhurst University believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Latin: Carpe diem (Seize the day) and its official colors are blue, green and white. Out of total 2,759 students enrolled at MU, 2,378 belong to undergraduate courses while 326 are postgraduate students. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 136 full-time faculty. Around 59% of the students are females and 41% are males. Notably, Mercyhurst University is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At MU around 80% are white, 5% are Non-resident alien, and 4% are Black or African American. Moreover, around 95% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several achievers in its 94 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Meghan Agosta-Marciano (Ice Hockey Player, Athlete), Matthew Hatchette (Actor, American football player), John Deasy (Politician), and Pat Harkins (Politician). The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. At MU, 218 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by APTA (American Physical Therapy Association), CSWE (Council on Social Work Education), MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education), and NASM (National Association of Schools of Music). $31 million is the total value of endowment of the Mercyhurst University.

Location & Contact

Address

501 E 38th St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8148242000
Fax: 8148242300
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Rankings

To tackle the tough decision of choosing the right university, the ranking of a particular university helps the student in clearing their doubts regarding where they want to apply. The ranking of a university is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success. Usually, the rankings by Forbes and US News are considered noteworthy by applicants and experts. Mercyhurst University doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

60%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The admission to Mercyhurst University is fairly easy and the students can make the most out of it. The varsity has 2 admission thresholds. A non-refundable fee, along with the application form, is required to be deposited by the students, in order to complete the process. Securing a good score in a standardised test like SAT or ACT improves an applicant’s chances of securing admission. However, Mercyhurst University doesn’t focus much on standardised tests. Interestingly, the average SAT or ACT scores of students securing admission is not available. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 501 E 38th St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16546. To gather more information, they can call them at (814) 824-2000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$23,841

Average Annual Cost

$34,500

Books And Supplies

$1,200

Other Fees

$2,670

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$12,880

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,061

Total One Year Cost

$53,311

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to MU. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $55,136. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($40,170), books and supplies ($1,200), room and boarding ($12,880), and budget for other expenses ($2,161). For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

14:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

78%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

100%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

54%

Male Professors

46%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Intelligence, Command Control and I...

53 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

43 Graduates

Biology, General

28 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

25 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

22 Graduates

Public Health

21 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

20 Graduates

Psychology, General

19 Graduates

Specialized Sales, Merchandising an...

17 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

16 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

16 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

15 Graduates

Dance

15 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

14 Graduates

Marketing

14 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

13 Graduates

Political Science and Government

13 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

12 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

10 Graduates

Physiology, Pathology and Related S...

10 Graduates

Social Work

10 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

9 Graduates

Business, Management, Marketing, an...

8 Graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

8 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

8 Graduates

Anthropology

7 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

7 Graduates

History

6 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

6 Graduates

Sociology

6 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

5 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

5 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

5 Graduates

Mathematics

5 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

4 Graduates

Music

4 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

3 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

3 Graduates

Archeology

2 Graduates

Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

2 Graduates

Chemistry

2 Graduates

Education, Other

2 Graduates

International Business

2 Graduates

Physics

2 Graduates

Sustainability Studies

2 Graduates

Area Studies

1 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

1 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

1 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

1 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

1 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

1 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,381

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

27%

Full-time

97%

Part-time

3%

Students Gender

Male

42%

US National: 44%

Female

58%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

80% White

2% Unknown

4% Black

4% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

7% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

51%

Out Of State

45%

In State

4%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$58,805 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 88% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

88%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$6,420/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,460/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,460/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Lakers

School Colors

royal blue and kelly green

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Total Male Athletes

378

Total Female Athletes

222

Intramural Sports

20

Sports Club

5

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Tennis

Water Polo

Wrestling

Other

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Bowling

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Field Hockey

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Volleyball

Water Polo

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

No

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $12,880 per year for living on campus. The average meal plan at MU costs around $6,460 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At MU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 41% and 59%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$32,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$40,300/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$12,000

$46,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$125 - 477

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$26,395

Students Receiving Federal Grants

30%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,478

Students Receiving State Aid

25%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,528

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$24,126

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$30,905

$30K - $48K

$29,780

$48K - $75K

$26,781

$75K - $110K

$22,904

> $110K

$22,080

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$3,921,685

The financial aid department of Mercyhurst University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,603, whereas the financial aid is $26,327. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $3,890, while the institutional aid is $26,327. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Mercyhurst University amount to $3,921,685 per annum.

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