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Mercyhurst University Student Life

Mercyhurst University is on a 88-acre campus in a suburban setting in Erie, Pennsylvania, not far from Buffalo. There are many activities and organizations for Mercyhurst University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Mercyhurst University does not have fraternities or sororities.

Mercyhurst University has a thriving Student Government. In fact, more students participate in Student Government than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Mercyhurst University include chorus, Admission Ambassadors, Amnesty International and The Merciad (student newspaper).

Mercyhurst University students' favorite campus traditions are Christmas on Campus, Homecoming and Parent's Weekend.

Does Mercyhurst University Offer Student Housing?

Mercyhurst University offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Mercyhurst University students live on campus. In 2021, 68% of undergrads at Mercyhurst University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 32% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Mercyhurst University. There are 2,130 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,470 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,998 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 80% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Mercyhurst University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Mercyhurst University Athletics

At Mercyhurst University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Mercyhurst University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Ice Hockey NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Crew NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Golf NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Lacrosse NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Tennis NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Water Polo NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Is Mercyhurst University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Mercyhurst University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Mercyhurst University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Additionally, Mercyhurst University has campus-wide camera system.

Plan a Visit to Mercyhurst University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Mercyhurst University, take Interstate 90, Interstate 79 to Erie, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Erie International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Pennsylvania you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Mercyhurst University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Mercyhurst University Students

57%

Women

43%

Men

96%

Full Time

4%

Part Time

52%

In State

48%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

80%

5%

5%

4%

3%

1%

1%

1%

0.04%

Undergraduate Students

2,470

Graduate Students

307

Non-Resident / International Students

98

Mercyhurst University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

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Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

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Tuition and Fees

In State

$42,520

Out-of-State

$42,520

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