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 three thousand students enrolled per year at Mercyhurst University.

This school has an acceptance rate of 86% with 23% of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Mercyhurst University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Mercyhurst University was reported as 86.4% in Fall 2020 with over 2,940 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.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Mercyhurst University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 75.2%
  • 2017-2018: 69.9%
  • 2018-2019: 59.8%
  • 2019-2020: 86.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 69.0%

How Does Mercyhurst University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Mercyhurst University is fifty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Gannon University75.5%
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania83.3%
Allegheny College62.2%
SUNY at Fredonia71.1%
Thiel College79.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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