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Mercyhurst College Admission Requirements

Erie, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Mercyhurst College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
86.4%
Admission Difficulty for Mercyhurst College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Mercyhurst College and can I get accepted? The school has a 86% acceptance rate ranking it #102 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,538 out of 2,936 applicants were admitted making Mercyhurst College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Mercyhurst College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Mercyhurst College.

Mercyhurst College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Mercyhurst College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Mercyhurst College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
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Mercyhurst College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for Mercyhurst College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Mercyhurst College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Mercyhurst College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.37
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Mercyhurst College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Mercyhurst College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Mercyhurst College was 3.37 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #46 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.37 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Mercyhurst College accepts 86% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Mercyhurst College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 26% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

87% of Mercyhurst College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Mercyhurst College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 21%
Top 25% of class 29%
Top 50% of class 87%
Bottom 50% of class 13%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Mercyhurst College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,679 1,257 2,936
Accepted 1,487 1,051 2,538
Acceptance Rate 89% 84% 86%
Enrolled 352 239 591
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 23% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jul 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jul 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Mercyhurst College is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mercyhurst College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Mercyhurst College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Mercyhurst College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213987 IPEDS survey data for Mercyhurst College.

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What is my chance of getting into Mercyhurst College?

86% of those who apply are granted admission to Mercyhurst College. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.