Mercyhurst University

Admissions & Aid

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Undergraduate Admissions

Since its founding in 1926, Mercyhurst has prided itself on providing a premier, affordable liberal arts education blended with real-world, hands-on experience necessary for professional preparation. Today, Mercyhurst educates more than 2,000 undergraduate students in 60 academic programs on the university's beautiful, 75-acre Erie campus. Learn more.

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Graduate Admissions

Mercyhurst University graduate programs provide students with engaging learning experiences and unrivaled access to faculty. Mercyhurst offers some of the region's best graduate programs in criminal justice administration, data science, organizational leadership, physician assistant studies, secondary education and special education and applied disability studies. We also offer the nation's top graduate programs in applied intelligence and forensic and biological anthropology. Learn more.

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Transfer Students

Mercyhurst's calendar and core curriculum make transferring convenient and accessible. Mercyhurst accepts courses from most accredited institutions. Your transfer counselor will help you evaluate your academic plan to ensure that transferring doesn't slow down your time to graduation. Learn more.

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Associate Degree & Certificate Students

Mercyhurst North East, located on 84 acres in scenic North East, Pennsylvania, is home to the university's certificate and two-year (associate degree) programs. A certificate or degree from Mercyhurst North East is a great first step toward the start of a bachelor's degree, or to find immediate employment for today's in-demand careers. Learn more on the North East website.

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International Students

Mercyhurst University's premier academic programs, tight academic community, and strong faculty-student relationships attract students from around the world. Today, students from more than 50 countries are represented on our Erie campus. It's no wonder that U.S. News & World Report ranks Mercyhurst as one of the most globally diverse campuses in the region. Learn more.

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Veteran Students

Veteran students enjoy a supportive and engaging experience with understanding faculty and dedicated resources. Our Veterans Services Program Manager can help you evaluate your benefits, process your enrollment, and advise you during your education. Mercyhurst participates in the Yellow Ribbon Military Tuition Assistance programs and complies with Principles of Excellence. Learn more.

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Adult Students

Whether you're beginning college for the first time or picking up again after a few years off, Mercyhurst provides educational opportunities for adult students that promise the flexibility you need, the quality you expect and a price you can afford. Adult students automatically qualify for reduced tuition. Learn more.