Mercyhurst University

Why Mercyhurst?

Since its founding in 1926, Mercyhurst has committed itself to providing an accessible, affordable liberal arts education that blends real-world, hands-on experience and professional preparation with a robust liberal arts core. Research has demonstrated that outcomes for students educated in the liberal arts tradition far outshine those of their counterparts educated at public universities. Here are a few of the highlights of a Mercyhurst education:

Faculty Who’ll Know You

Discover opportunities to conduct fieldwork, travel abroad and collaborate on research and other projects alongside faculty and peers. With a 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, your professors will be valued resources and mentors.

Liberal Arts Tradition

Our flexible curriculum of liberal arts and science courses affords you opportunities for meaningful collaborations and discussions across disciplines, as you build critical thinking skills and form connections in new and exciting ways.  

Grow Through Experience

We prize hands-on education and the application of knowledge, which means you’ll gain valuable experience through participation in a wide variety of community service, internship, study abroad, fieldwork and faculty-led research opportunities.

Dynamic Campus Community

There's always something to do at Mercyhurst. With more than 80 clubs and organizations, 24 athletic teams, and a rich array of cultural and performing arts events, you're sure to find your place in our campus community.

Education with Value

A Mercyhurst education is a valuable investment in your future. We strive to make a Mercyhurst education accessible and affordable for everyone, and we’re often recognized for the quality of our financial aid services. 

Tradition and Innovation

Celebrated traditions allow you to engage with our history and build camaraderie. You’ll also find cutting-edge innovations in our academic programming, as well as labs and learning spaces equipped with the latest technology.