September 29, 2016 11:00
- Mercyhurst is a four-year, Catholic, liberal arts university, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1926.
- Mercyhurst was granted university status in 2012.
- More than 50 undergraduate majors, with 67 concentrations, as well as unique adult programs and eight graduate degrees are available at the university.
- Mercyhurst University offers 24 varsity level sports, with the Lakers fielding teams in 12 women’s sports and 12 men’s sports. Two of the programs compete at the NCAA Division I level (men’s and women’s ice hockey), while 21 teams participate on the Division II stage.
- Mercyhurst's main 75-acre campus is set in Erie, Pennsylvania., the state's only port city; the campus is approximately 100 miles from Cleveland, Ohio, and Buffalo, New York, and 130 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- Accreditation: The Pennsylvania Department of Education; The Council on Social Work Education; The Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration; National Association of Schools of Dance; The National Athletic Trainers Association; The American Physical Therapy Association; The National Association of Schools of Music; and International Assembly of Collegiate Business Educators.
- Full-time Graduate Students: 300
- Average class size: 20; All courses are taught by faculty, not graduate or teaching assistants.
- 45% male, 55% female
- About 40% of students identify as Catholic; a variety of other faith traditions are represented.
- Average GPA: 3.41
- Middle 50% SAT: 1170
- Middle 50% ACT: 24
- The enrolling class included 18 Valedictorians or Salutatorians, over 400 Egan Scholars, and five Rotary Youth Leadership Award recipients.
- Geographic distribution: Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and more than 43 states and 53 countries.