Mercyhurst University is a Fully accredited, four-year, Catholic, liberal arts institution founded in 1926 by the Sisters of Mercy. Mercyhurst has evolved considerably since, earning university status in 2012. Today we are home to more than 3,000 students, offering more than 50 undergraduate majors with 67 concentrations as well as unique adult programs and eight graduate degrees.
Our 75-acre main campus is in Erie, Pennsylvania, the state's only Great Lakes port city. We're approximately 100 miles from Cleveland, Ohio and Buffalo, New York and 130 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Mercyhurst is a competitive higher education institution. Campus visits are strongly recommended, and application requirements are listed below:
Mercyhurst accepts students based on rolling admissions:
Come see Mercyhurst yourself! To schedule an appointment, please contact the admissions representative that represents your location. We'd love to show you our beautiful campus and provide you additional information on our innovative programs.
Prospective students are strongly encouraged to visit campus when school is in session. Admissions appointments for prospective students are available Monday through Friday. In addition to campus tours and meetings with admissions representatives, arrangements can be made to attend classes and meet with faculty. There are also Open House programs available in the fall and spring of each academic year.
At Mercyhurst, 99 percent of students join a club or organization. Our more than 80 Recognized Student Clubs and Organizations (RSCOs) offer something for every interest, from Equestrian Club to Drama Guild. Athletics also play a major role in the life and spirit of the 'Hurst. In fact, 25 percent of our students compete in one of our 24 varsity sports, all of which are competitive in either NCAA Division I or II.
Mercyhurst offers more than 50 majors, plus a variety of minors and concentrations. For a complete list of our degree programs, go to academics.
Some of our most popular majors for new students include:
Mercyhurst offers a world-class liberal arts education with a hands-on approach to learning. Every major requires a capstone course that provides students with the opportunity to apply what they've learned in the classroom and in a practical setting.
*As of August 24, 2015
Mercyhurst University applicants also seek admission to a wide variety of other colleges and universities. The most popular choices in the previous few years include:
Your school's admissions representative is available to answer and questions, provide more information, and to schedule a visit at your location or ours.