Private 4 Year

Mercyhurst College

Erie, Pennsylvania

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Mercyhurst College overview
Location Erie, Pennsylvania
Online mercyhurst.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Mercyhurst College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Mercyhurst University, located in Erie, Pennsylvania, was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1926 and continues to integrate a liberal arts background with career preparation. The university boasts a picturesque, 75-acre campus characterized by its Gothic architecture and situated just a few miles from Lake Erie's shores. With a Moderately Selective admission process, Mercyhurst offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and associate degree programs, notably excelling in fields such as Intelligence Studies, Forensic Science, and Hospitality Management. The university also provides on-campus housing options for its diverse student body. While the institution does not highlight a focus on athletics, it offers a variety of varsity sports teams, known as the Lakers, competing in the NCAA Division II.

In the most recent statistical year 3,625 prospective students applied, and 2,920 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 547 enrolled in the school.  2,477 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 324 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $40,530 plus fees of $2,930.












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Admission Standards

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GPA 3.36

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Mercyhurst College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,930
Room and Board $14,025
Budget for Other Expenses$2,061
Total One Year Cost$60,746

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$43,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

68% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Mercyhurst College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 27%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 19%
Business 18%
Education 7%
General Studies 5%

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