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US News & World Report

Achieved "top tier" placement in Regional Universities, North Region, in U.S.News & World Report's 2011 edition of "America's Best Colleges."

Community Service

Named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll third year in a row. The distinction is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service learning and civic engagement.
Winner of the 2008 WQLN Collegiate Challenge, which pits area colleges against each other in a friendly fundraiser in support of public broadcasting.

Academic Distinctions

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Home to the Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies, the world's largest full-time academic enterprise educating intelligence analysts for government and the private sector.
Home to the Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute, the only division-level program of its kind in North America.

Environmental & Green Initiatives

Achieved leadership level recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership, which recognizes organizations making a significant commitment to renewable energy initiatives.
Earned Generation E Green Business Award  

Athletics/Scholar Recognitions

'11 Mercyhurst men's lacrosse team wins NCAA Division II National Championship
09-10 Mercyhurst wins the award for the highest cumulative GPA among all athletes in the PSAC conference
58.7 winning percentage (273-190-8)
1 National Championship (NCAA II Rowing, Varsity 8)
12 teams selected to respective NCAA Tournament
20 teams qualified for respective conference tournament
63 All-Conference selections
12 All-America selections
2 Coaches of the Year
2 Players of the Year
2 Rookies of the Year
326 Mercyhurst Scholar-Athletes
233 PSAC Scholar-Athletes
2 PSAC Top 10 Winners
83 Members of the National College Athlete Honor Society, Chi Sigma Alpha, Pi Chapter
2 NCAA Elite 88 Award Winners
2 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-Americans
7 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District First Team
2 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Second Team
2 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Honorable Mention


Third largest of the four-year Mercy colleges and universities in the country.