Mercyhurst University

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

Consistent with our mission and values, Mercyhurst University takes a holistic approach when reviewing applicants and making admissions decisions. We evaluate applicants in terms of their academic abilities and potential, leadership and extracurricular involvement, and the potential contributions they might make as members of our campus community. We strongly recommend that applicants meet with their admissions counselor, either through a campus visit, a high school visit or a conversation by phone.

Mercyhurst University does not charge an application fee.

Applying to Mercyhurst University requires:

  • An application — Use our streamlined online application and self-report your or include Mercyhurst University when you complete the Common Application and supplement with official documents.
  • A writing sample — We require a 250- to 500-word writing sample from all applicants. Submit your writing sample when completing the online application or Common Application.
  • Audition (for dance/music students) — Students applying to dance or music programs must complete a performance audition and submit supplemental application materials. Learn more about dance auditions and music auditions.
  • TOEFL (for international students) — International students from non-English speaking countries must complete the TOEFL and submit copies of their official scores.

Admissions Requirements table

Test-Optional_Admissionsmiddle0
Holistic_Reviewmiddle1
Supplemental_Reviewmiddle2