Mercyhurst University is a private institution that was founded in 1926. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,491, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 75 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Mercyhurst University's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, 61. Its tuition and fees are $34,480 (2016-17).
Mercyhurst College is a small, Catholic institution in Erie, Pennsylvania, in the northwestern part of the state. Students at Mercyhurst College can choose from about 10 graduate programs and more than 50 bachelor's degree programs. About 20 percent of incoming freshmen at Mercyhurst College have yet to declare a major when starting classes. However, all students must fulfill a core curriculum of more than 15 classes, so undecided students have time to figure out what to major in while they earn those required credits.
Outside the classroom, Mercyhurst students can get involved in more than 85 clubs, including several Greek-letter honor societies, student government and an activities council that plans campus events. Student athletes can try out for the Mercyhurst Lakers varsity sports teams, which compete at the NCAA Division I level in men's and women's ice hockey, and in various Division II conferences in about 20 other sports.