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Mercyhurst University

Erie, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate88%
Acceptance Rate88%

Mercyhurst University Admissions

If you want to apply to Mercyhurst University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Mercyhurst University for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than November 1.

Mercyhurst University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Mercyhurst University's admissions stats.

Mercyhurst University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist No

Mercyhurst University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Mercyhurst University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to Mercyhurst University?

Mercyhurst University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Mercyhurst University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Mercyhurst University

Mercyhurst University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Mercyhurst University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Mercyhurst University

Wondering what factors are considered by Mercyhurst University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Mercyhurst University for more information on admission factors.

Mercyhurst University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Mercyhurst University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Mercyhurst University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Mercyhurst University?

Students admitted to Mercyhurst University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Mercyhurst University does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Mercyhurst University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Mercyhurst University

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

Mercyhurst University Admissions FAQs

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:

• CLEP subject tests • Life Long Learning Credit

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%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Mercyhurst University?

❌ Mercyhurst University does not offer early decision.

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Mercyhurst University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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.


Mercyhurst University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

Mercyhurst University ACT Scores


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Mercyhurst University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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