Mercyhurst University is on a 88-acre campus in the suburban setting of Erie, Pennsylvania, not far from Buffalo.
Mercyhurst University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Mercyhurst University does not have fraternities or sororities.
Mercyhurst University has the Student Government. In fact, more students participate in the 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 events are Christmas on Campus, Homecoming and Parent's Weekend.
This table offers information on housing at Mercyhurst University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for senior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||68%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||2,130|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,850|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||32%|
Mercyhurst University offers housing. 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 2022, 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 2021-2022 school year, 1,850 students chose to live on-campus. 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.
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||√||√|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|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||√||√|
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.
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.
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