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Mercyhurst University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 570 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 44 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

59% Women
41% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $62,088)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $54,251)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 36 - - -
Basketball 15 16 - Yes
Field Hockey - 20 - -
Football 95 - - -
Golf 10 9 - -
Ice Hockey 26 24 - -
Lacrosse 48 30 - -
Rowing 24 26 - -
Soccer 23 21 - Yes
Softball - 22 - Yes
Tennis 9 9 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 10 11 - -
Volleyball - 22 - Yes
Water Polo 23 18 - -
Wrestling 27 - - -
Badminton - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.3%
Hispanic 2.2%
Non-resident alien 4.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 11.1%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 75.1%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 20 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 5
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 10
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Melinda from Erie, PA
  • 5
  • Freshmen have the chance to stay in the building called Warde. This dorm is co-ed and can hold a lot of students its very nice! Each floor has their own…

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  • Jonna from Grove City, PA
  • 4
  • warde hall is the place to be if you are a freshman. newly built, it offers many accommodation that will make adjusting to life away from home much easier.…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Olivia from Rices Landing, PA
  • I am a current student here

    There are two main options for dining. Egan is the dining hall where there are stations that serve different types of foods. Egan is usually pretty hit or miss, although their holiday meals are the bomb. Egan has a consistently good salad bar, desserts, and you can never go wrong with cereal. The Laker is the second option for dining on campus. It is comparable to a food court. There are different stations that specialize in types of food (Mexican, Chinese, Grill, etc.). The Laker is pretty good but is mostly for upper classmen. It can be pricey if you are paying out of pocket or do not have a meal plan. The bookstore has a Starbucks inside, which is really nice and there is a Culinary Cab that goes around campus sometimes.

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  • 4
  • Adrian from Fairview Park, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Mercyhurst has two on campus cafeterias, Egan and the Laker. Egan is the main cafeteria with a deli, main course, grille, brick oven pizza, and salad bar. The Laker has a variety of options including a grille, Chinese place (with sushi too), burrito place, and sub station.

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  • 5
  • Juan from Cleveland, OH
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food at the all you can eat buffet is delicious, but it gets tiring eating the same thing over and over everyday.

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  • 2
  • Nadia from Vergennes, VT
  • I am a current student here

    Egan usually has ok food; Thursdays are always questionable however since they have a low impact day. The Laker Inn is a lot better, though usually you have to wait a while for your food...Worth it though!

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  • 3
  • Allison from Williamsville, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Food is okay, sometimes awful though. It depends where you eat. At the Laker, it is a wider variety of foods and usually most anyone can find something they like. At Egan, it is a hit or a miss. Some days it is amazing, other days you go and just eat cereal.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • c. from ny
  • I am a current student here

    No Greek life but instead we have houses like the soccer house, lacrosse house etc..

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  • 0
  • Andrew from Union City, PA
  • I am a current student here

    I am personally not aware of any other Greek life other than Tri Beta the Biological Honors fraternity (that is available many places)

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