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US News & World Report
- Consistently ranked among the top tier of Regional Universities in the North
- Ranked among “Best Value” schools, and “Best Schools for Veterans”
College of Distinction
- First university in Erie County to earn recognition as a College of Distinction, and the first and only Catholic College of Distinction in the region
Military Order of the Purple Heart
- In 2018, Mercyhurst became only the second university in Pennsylvania to be recognized as a Purple Heart University for its services to veterans and their families.
Troops to Teachers Program
- In 2020, Mercyhurst became one of only three universities in Pennsylvania approved as a host school for the national Troops to Teachers program, which assists transitioning service members and veterans in beginning new careers as teachers.