ADMISSIONS AND AID

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Undergraduate Admissions

Since its founding in 1926, Mercyhurst University has prided itself on providing a premier, affordable liberal arts education that blends real-world, hands-on experience with the skills necessary to prepare graduates for meaningful careers. Mercyhurst currently educates more than 2,000 undergraduate students in 60 academic programs on our picturesque, 75-acre residential campus located in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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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 online and on-campus graduate programs in Criminal Justice Administration, Data Science, Organizational Leadership, Physician Assistant Studies, Secondary Education, Cybersecurity, and Special Education/Applied Disability Studies.

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Grad School Resource Guide
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Associate Degree Students

A certificate or associate degree from Mercyhurst serves as an excellent first step toward the start of a bachelor's degree, or to qualify for immediate employment in today's most in-demand careers.

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Transfer Students

Mercyhurst's REACH curriculum makes transferring convenient and accessible. Mercyhurst accepts courses from most accredited institutions and ensures that transferring doesn't slow down the time to graduation.

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International Students

Mercyhurst's premier academic programs, tight-knit academic community, and strong faculty-student relationships attract students from around the world. Students from more than 40 countries are currently represented in our international student community.

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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 students to evaluate benefits, process their enrollment, and provide career and academic advising.

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Why Vets Choose Mercyhurst
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Adult Students

Whether beginning college for the first time or resuming a degree after some time off, Mercyhurst provides educational opportunities for adult students that provide the necessary  flexibility, while still offering high-quality and affordable learning opportunities.

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Online Students

Mercyhurst University’s online opportunities bring the engaging classroom experience, standout faculty, and cutting-edge learning resources of a Mercyhurst education to students anywhere in the world.

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Distance Learning Technology
Distance Learning FAQs
Academic Support

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School Counselors

High school guidance counselors, transfer coordinators, international agents, independent counselors are essential partners in helping students assess their educational opportunities and navigate the admissions process. 

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Recruitment Materials
Dual Enrollment Program
Accelerated Scholars Program