Carpe Diem! At Mercyhurst University, we’re all about seizing each and every day. Our 75-acre English Gothic-inspired campus, founded in 1926 by the Sisters of Mercy, is home to more than 3,200 students. Mercyhurst is ranked a top-tier school in U.S. News & World Report’s Regional Universities, North Region, and offers 50+ undergraduate majors. Our world-renowned programs include intelligence studies, archaeology/anthropology, forensic sciences, and public health. Our 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio and REACH curriculum provides a learning environment personalized to each individual student. Unique to regional universities, Mercyhurst guarantees hands-on, job-related experience - internships, research projects, study-abroad trips, capstone experiences - for every student in preparation for post-graduation life. More than 80 student organizations and 24 varsity sports ensure a vibrant campus atmosphere.

Academic Programs

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Tuition Exchange

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


More details on applying to Mercyhurst University can be found at Undergraduate Admissions Requirements | Mercyhurst University. Mercyhurst University does not have an application fee. SAT or ACT scores are optional, though applicants are invited to submit them if they believe they would constitute a positive component of the application portfolio.


All transfer applicants must submit the following:

  • A completed application
  • Official high school transcripts, if you have completed fewer than 24 college credits.
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Once admitted and confirmed, students must submit official transcripts) 
  • Letters of recommendation are optional.

More information: For Transfer Students | Mercyhurst University

Additional Information

Mercyhurst University prides itself on being one of the most affordable and accessible private universities in the tri-state region and practically every incoming freshman receives financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, work studies, and other programs. 

Last year, 99 percent of freshmen qualified for financial assistance from Mercyhurst, with the average four-year scholarship totaling more than $70,000 – and that is in addition to any scholarship or grant from state, federal, or external sources. Please refer to our Federal and State Grants page for more information. Transfer students are also eligible for a number of awards or scholarships. Unless otherwise noted, all Mercyhurst University financial aid is automatically renewable for four years of study. Please refer to our Awards and Scholarships page for a complete list of available grants.

Visit us

In-person individual campus visits for you and your family are the best way to get to know the spirit of Mercyhurst, offering a customized campus experience that fits your interests and goals. During your one-on-one visit, you and your family will have the option to tour campus with a Student Ambassador and meet with an admissions counselor. Campus visits are available all day, Monday through Friday. Individual meetings with an admissions representative that do not include a campus tour can also be scheduled.

Carpe Diem! No matter what you set out to accomplish on your journey at Mercyhurst, you'll quickly learn that nothing is beyond reach for those willing to seize the day.

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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

501 East 38th St
Erie, PA 16546, United States of America

Phone number

(814) 824-2202