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Mercyhurst University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Mercyhurst University

Mercyhurst University

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Mercyhurst University Description:

Mercyhurst University is a Catholic liberal arts university with its main campus located in Erie, Pennsylvania, and four smaller campuses across the state. The 75-acre urban main campus sits on the outskirts of the city of Erie, just a few miles from Lake Erie and within two hours of several major cities including Cleveland, Buffalo and Pittsburgh. Mercyhurst has a student faculty ratio of 14 to 1, and most classes have fewer than 25 students. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors with 67 concentrations as well as eight graduate programs. Common undergraduate majors include business management, criminal justice and public health, while special education and organizational leadership are the most popular programs within the graduate school. Students are actively involved in cultural, spiritual and recreational extracurricular activities on campus, including over 85 clubs and organizations. The Mercyhurst Lakers compete in the NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. The university fields 12 men's and 12 women's intercollegiate sports.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,103 (2,771 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Scholarships for Mercyhurst University (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,037
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,391
  • Other Expenses: $1,750
  • Total Cost: $43,378

Mercyhurst University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 77%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,712
    • Loans: $7,212

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, international Studies, Public Health

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 60%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 68%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Mercyhurst University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.mercyhurst.edu/about-mu/mission-and-vision

"Consistent with its Catholic identity and Mercy heritage, Mercyhurst College educates women and men in a culture where faith and reason flourish together, where the beauty and power of the liberal arts combine with an appreciation for the dignity of work and a commitment to serving others. Confident in the strength of its student-faculty bonds, the College community is inspired by the image of students whose choices, in life and work, will enable them to realize the human and spiritual values embedded in everyday realities and to exercise leadership in service toward a just world."

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