Fast Facts

  1. Mercyhurst is a four-year, Catholic, liberal arts university, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1926.
  2. Granted university status in 2012.
  3. More than 50 undergraduate majors, with 67 concentrations as well as unique adult programs and eight graduate degrees are available at the university.
  4. Mercyhurst University offers 24 varsity level sports, with the Lakers fielding teams in 12 women’s sports and 12 men’s sports. Two of the programs compete at the NCAA Division I level (men’s and women’s ice hockey), while 21 teams participate on the Division II stage.
  5. Mercyhurst's main 75-acre campus is set in Erie, Pa., the state's only port city; the campus is approximately 100 miles from Cleveland, OH and Buffalo, NY and 130 miles north of Pittsburgh, PA.
  6. Accreditation: The Pennsylvania Department of Education; The Council on Social Work Education; The Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration; National Association of Schools of Dance; The National Athletic Trainers Association; The American Physical Therapy Association; The National Association of Schools of Music; and International Assembly of Collegiate Business Educators. 
  7. Full-time Graduate Students: 300.
  8. Average class size: 20 and all courses are taught by faculty, not graduate or teaching assistants.
  9. Applications - 3,000.
  10. Admitted - 2,260.
  11. Number of Freshmen - 670 (Men-270, Women-400).
  12. Average GPA - 3.41.
  13. Middle 50 percent SAT - 1650.
  14. Middle 50 percent ACT - 24.
  15. The enrolling freshmen include 18 Valedictorians or Salutatorians, 410 Egan Scholars, and five Rotary Youth Leadership Award recipients.
  16. Geographic Distribution: Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and more than 31 states and 21 countries.



Cummings Gallery
Art Faculty Show

Dates: Aug 21-Sep 28, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

Dates: Sep 5

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Anais Mitchell
Anaïs Mitchell

Dates: Sep 30

Location: Erie Art Museum

Mercyhurst North East