Founded in 1929, Mercyhurst University is a private, Catholic university located in Erie, Pennsylvania, on a hill overlooking Lake Erie. Our 75-acre campus is known as one of the most beautiful in the region. The university educates diverse persons in a culture where faith and reason flourish together, where the beauty and power of the liberal arts combine with an appreciation for the dignity of work and a commitment to serving others.
Students have access to state-of-the-art labs and facilities, along with esteemed faculty eager to share years of training and experience. The mentorships with professors, as well as the organizations and institutions with which Mercyhurst maintains partnerships, help students to grow as leaders and often lead to career opportunities.
- 95% of our graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within a year of graduation.
- More than 20 of our programs report a 100% job or grad school placement rate.
- 85% of our pre-professional students were accepted into medical schools and health professional programs—25% above the national average.
- Recent graduates have gone on to graduate school at institutions including the University of Notre Dame, the University of Michigan, the University of Cambridge, and the London School of Economics, and started careers with companies such as Ernst & Young, KPMG, Instagram, the Walt Disney Company, and CBS, to name a few.
The university is accredited in the United States by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Mercyhurst University is home to 3,000+ students from 45 countries, offers over 60 Undergraduate Majors and 10+ Graduate Programs, hosts 25 Athletic Teams, and is led by 1 Proud Irish Mascot.
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