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Mercyhurst, founded in 1926, is a private, church-affiliated college. In addition to baccalaureate degrees in the liberal arts, career, and preprofessional areas, Mercyhurst confers master's degrees. Its 88-acre campus is located in Erie, 100 miles southwest of Buffalo, N.Y.

Website: www.mercyhurst.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,470
Undergraduate
Students
(57.9%) 1,429 Women
(42.1%) 1,041 Men
307
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
75% of 3,254 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.36
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$50,950
Tuition and Fees
$38,070
Room and Board
$12,880
Average Percent of Need Met
49%
Average Freshman Award
$17,454
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,739
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
146
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 20% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Erie Population
101,047
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Buffalo
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
68% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
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Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
4.4% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.8% White
8.6% Unknown
International Students
8.9% from 31 countries
First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
78%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
31.0%
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