Mercyhurst University

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Consistent with its Catholic identity and Mercy heritage, Mercyhurst University educates women and men 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. Confident in the strength of its student-faculty bonds, the university community is inspired by the image of students whose choices, in life and work, will enable them to realize the human and spiritual values embedded in everyday realities and to exercise leadership in service toward a just world. 

Programs and Services

  • Mercyhurst University seeks to be a leading higher educational institution that integrates excellence in the liberal arts, professional and career-path programs, and service to regional and world communities.
  • Mercyhurst is a four-year, Catholic, liberal arts university, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1926
  • Granted university status in 2012
  • More than 50 undergraduate majors, with 67 concentrations as well as unique adult programs and eight graduate degrees are available at the university
  • Mercyhurst University offers 24 varsity level sports, with the Lakers fielding teams in 12 women’s sports and 12 men’s sports. Two of the programs compete at the NCAA Division I level (men’s and women’s ice hockey), while 21 teams participate on the Division II stage


Ryan Palm

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501 East 38th Street
Erie, Pennsylvania 16546