Mercyhurst University

Mercyhurst University, founded in 1926 by the Sisters of Mercy, is a fully accredited, four-year, Catholic comprehensive institution, in Erie, Pa. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors and concentrations as well as unique post-baccalaureate, advanced certificate and master’s degree programs. In addition, Mercyhurst provides certificate and associate degree offerings at branch campuses in Corry and the Booker T. Washington Center. Inspired by our motto, “Carpe Diem” (seize the day), our faculty and students are busy making a difference on and off campus — from “the Hill” to the far corners of the world.

Contact Info

Phone1-800-825-1926 x2202


Year Founded1926
Institution TypeFour-year, Catholic, liberal arts
Student-Faculty Ratio14:1
Tuition Costs $40,530
Room & Board$12,500 - $15,000 (depending on residence hall)
Avg. Student Aid Package$27,500
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need MetMore than 90% of students receive financial aid