Mercyhurst U

Mercyhurst University

501 E 38th St, Erie, United States
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  • Class Notes
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  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    3
  • Currently Enrolled
    19
  • Previously Enrolled
    44

Overview of Mercyhurst University (Mercyhurst U)

About this school

Mercyhurst, founded in 1926, is a private, church-affiliated college. In addition to baccalaureate degrees in the liberal arts, career, and preprofessional areas, Mercyhurst confers master's degrees. Its 88-acre campus is located in Erie, 100 miles southwest of Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,470
    • Men:1,041 (42.1%)
    • Women:1,429 (57.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (Mercyhurst U)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Mercyhurst University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
5
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
501 East 38th Street
City, State, Zip
Erie, PA  16546
Phone
(814) 824-2202
Fax
(814) 824-2071
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins November 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
75% of 3,254 applicants were admitted
Women
77% of 1,814 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 1,440 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
590 (24%) of 2,448 admitted students enrolled
Women
349 (25%) of 1,404 admitted students enrolled
Men
241 (23%) of 1,044 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.36
375 And Above
27%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (Mercyhurst U)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $36,320 (68.79960599344585%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,210 (23.128942433369325%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.273114735466273%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,061 (5.7983368377185505%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Mercyhurst University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1 | Final deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003297
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
490 (82.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
433 (88.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
433 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
76 (17.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
49%
Average Award
$17,454
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 433 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,333
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 359 (82.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,186
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 349 (80.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
104 (17.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,324

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,866 (78.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,686 (90.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,686 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
104 (6.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
50%
Average Award
$26,019
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,682 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,089
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,459 (86.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,964
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,223 (72.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
411 (17.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,583

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,739
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Mercyhurst U)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


146

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 26% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 22% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 20% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
365,369

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
350
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Mercyhurst University provides hearing impaired services

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


59.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


66.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


67.0%

Programs & Majors (Mercyhurst U)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (73)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • History, Other
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Paleontology
  • Petroleum Technology/Technician
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Military science and military technologies

Online Degrees


Business administration

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis

Master's Programs of Study (18)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Archaeology
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Organizational Management
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management

Campus Life (Mercyhurst U)

Location & Geography

Population


101,047

Nearest Metropolitan Area


88 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Buffalo

Weather


Temperature
18.2 average low in January, 75.3 average high in September
Rain
164 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
95 mile(s) from campus in Buffalo, N.Y.
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Erie
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Erie

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


68% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


32%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
-
School Colors
Royal blue and kelly green

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Water Polo
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Water Polo
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Mercyhurst University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, student government, chorus, admission ambassadors, amnesty international, the merciad (student newspaper)

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,383

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,470
Women
1,429
Men
1,041

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.8% Asian
  • 6.1% Black/African-American
  • 4.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 77.8% White
  • 8.6% Unknown

International Students


8.9% from 31 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


307

Student Resources (Mercyhurst U)

Study resources