If you want to apply to Mercyhurst University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Mercyhurst University by November 1.
|Mercyhurst University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||11%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not even considered|
Mercyhurst University does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
It is moderately difficult to get into Mercyhurst University. Mercyhurst University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Mercyhurst University accepted 88% of students, around 3,043 of the 3,457 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Mercyhurst University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Mercyhurst University must submit the following items. Double check with Mercyhurst University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Mercyhurst University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 36% submitted a class rank. At Mercyhurst University 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 25% were in the top 25% and 70% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Mercyhurst University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||14%|
|3.50 and 3.74||17%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14%|
|3.00 and 3.24||13%|
|2.50 and 2.9||15%|
|2.00 and 2.49||7%|
Mercyhurst University doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Mercyhurst University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Mercyhurst University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by December 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Mercyhurst University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Mercyhurst University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Mercyhurst University.
Does Mercyhurst University accept transfer credits?
Mercyhurst University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Mercyhurst University accepts:
Does Mercyhurst University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Mercyhurst University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Mercyhurst University?
Mercyhurst University is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is Mercyhurst University's acceptance rate?
Mercyhurst University's acceptance rate is 88%.
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How hard is it to get into Mercyhurst University? Mercyhurst University is a somewhat selective institution. The Mercyhurst University acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Mercyhurst University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Mercyhurst University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Mercyhurst University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.36. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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