Mercyhurst University

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Mercyhurst University can be found in Erie, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around four thousand students enrolled per year at Mercyhurst University.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores to this school. A score in the range of 1400 - 1720 on the SAT exam, or 21 - 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Mercyhurst University average GPA ranges from 3.06 to 3.38 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of 75% with 27% of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Mercyhurst University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Mercyhurst University was reported as 75.4% in Fall 2013 with over 2,940 college applications submitted to Mercyhurst University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1400 - 1720
  • ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Mercyhurst University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Mercyhurst University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Mercyhurst University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 73.9%
  • 2010-2011: 73.7%
  • 2011-2012: 76.2%
  • 2012-2013: 76.7%
  • 2013-2014: 75.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 75.6%

How Does Mercyhurst University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Mercyhurst University is thirty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Gannon University80.4%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College84.1%
Allegheny College64.9%
Thiel College65.5%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango69.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Mercyhurst University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 580
Math470 - 580
Writing460 - 560
Total Score1400 - 1720
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math20 - 26
Composite Score21 - 26
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