Mercyhurst University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Erie, PA

$38,580

Avg tuition

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About Mercyhurst University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Roman Catholic  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Mercyhurst University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Erie, Pennsylvania. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,370, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 88%. The university offers 87 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 71%, and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. Tuition and fees for students are $38,580.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

88% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

80% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

71% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Not required or recommended

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Recommended

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students enrolled

30%

Online student enrollment

15:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

81%

Non-U.S. Citizen

5%

Black

4%

Hispanic

4%

Unknown

3%

Two or more races

1%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

59%

Socio-economic diversity

29% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

3

Total Online Enrollment

842

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

98% On-campus

2% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 3% online

Master's Check Bold 11% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $38,580 $38,580
Graduate $16,065 $16,065

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $14,968
On-campus other expenses $2,061
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $10,450
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,061
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $2,061

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $56,809 $56,809
Off-campus without family $52,291 $52,291
Off-campus with family $41,841 $41,841

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

30%

State Grant Aid

24%

Institution Grant Aid

94%

Pell Grant

29%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $7,234
State Grant Aid $3,892
Institution Grant Aid $28,465
Pell Grant Aid $4,461

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$34k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.