Erie, PA
Mercyhurst University


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Recent Reviews

Megan
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Mercyhurst is unique because of the small class sizes and the student to professor ratio. I also love Merchurst because it ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Mercyhurst is unique because of the small class sizes and the student to professor ratio. I also love Merchurst because it is close to home and has one of the best fashion merchandising programs around. The faculty is helpful and eager to assist students with all their academic situations. Not only does the small campus allow for a better academic environment but you also form better relationships with your fellow students.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a high school senior I remember hearing all the time that time management is the one thing that will make the transition from high school to college easier. If I could go back in time I would take that advice more seriously. Now I know that it is vital to my success in college to manage my time between school, work, and homework. As a freshman I never realized how dificult that was, and now I completely understand. I would also tell myself to start better study habits then. When you get to college the work load is significantly more, and if you do not have good study skills you will not perform as well. Unfortunately, I had to learn this lesson the hard way, but it is one I will never forget.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

At Merchurst I find the administration to be dificult to work with, especially the financial aid department. I have spoken to several other students and they agree with me. My financial aid advisor rarely returns my phone calls or emails, and after my dad lost his job the school did nothing to help us out financially after making my family fill out numerous forms and assuring us that something could be done.

Serge
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are helpful and easy to get along with.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are helpful and easy to get along with.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Work hard in all my classes and study for the SATs and ACT. Research about the weather and the surrounding area of the college.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

You shouldn't attend this school if you are not willing to work hard, don't want to come to a small school. If you like to party a lot this is not the school you want to go to.

BreAnna
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would have told myself then to prepare myself to actually have more of a life. During high school I worked most of the time...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would have told myself then to prepare myself to actually have more of a life. During high school I worked most of the time, up to 25 hours a week. My friends became second priority to going to school, so when I arrived at school I had a hard time letting loose and flying the coup. I was afraid to let go of my home life, so transitioning was tough. I would have also told myself that to live life you have to but yourself out there, get hurt, and stand right back up. College is a time for making mistakes and learning how to deal with these mistakes your own way, without your parents to clean up the mess. It is a time when parents should back off and see if their child can stand on their own, which is important because no young adult is going to move back in with their parents for life. It is important to stay close to family, but to not stop your life everytime you feel a little homesick. Every student needs to take life head on and put themselves out there for life is one big mystery.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I go to school with many kinds of people. I have never meet a discriminating person, teacher and student alike. Although, most the people here are very outgoing, nice people. It's a small campus, so it resembles a small town, where everyone knows everyone. Community is an important aspect to this campus and all the people on it. During orientation they stressed watching out for each other as if you were family, by the end of my freshman year I did feel like I had an extended family on campus.

Amy
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Mercyhurst College is a place of welcoming for those whose minds can be easily morphed and conformed to thinking a certain wa...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Mercyhurst College is a place of welcoming for those whose minds can be easily morphed and conformed to thinking a certain way about the field they will be entering after they complete their degree.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for the Intel Department associated with the criminal justice degrees.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

While choosing a undergraduate school to attend, pick a place that feels like home and is inviting to you and your interests. Make sure you and your child feel safe with the surroundings and have everything that they are looking for offered to them.

Caitlin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that the student does his or her own research to dermine which college to attend. My parents did offer alternative...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that the student does his or her own research to dermine which college to attend. My parents did offer alternatives to consider but I had to make the ultimate choice and I did not want to feel as though I made a decision based on someone elses research or influence. I spent many hours on the internet viewing various college websites and this did give me a feel for those that I wished to visit. Do not consider a school simply beacuse your friends are doing so. Lastly, do not room with a friend from home.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Those who do not want to be at a small school. It is very similar to high school in that you know most of the people in your graduating class.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The Division II women's lacrosse team made it to the conference championship and the NCAA semi finals in 2009

Sara
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is has an Irish Catholic background and there is a motherhouse behind the school where retired nuns lives. There are alot ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is has an Irish Catholic background and there is a motherhouse behind the school where retired nuns lives. There are alot of nuns and priests wondering around the campus at various times during the day.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I hadn?t made a decision between my top two schools until the day before I had to summit my deposit. I thought my choice was perfect. A month into my freshmen year, I discovered my ideal college choice wasn?t. I learned the school didn't offer the academic minor I wanted. I also discovered that I felt like I was going nowhere at the school and wanted and more out of it, feeling like I never truly belonged. I had the mindset all year to transfer. I don't think I ever gave that school a real chance. My advice for those still looking is to really think about and know what options you want in a college. Know if it has your academics, sports, clubs, etc. After I transferred the next year, I still didn't know if I was at the right place because I didn't look at every possible option. Fortunately, I've made the best out of my situation and am proud to say that I am going back. I miss friends I made my freshmen year, but I've also made new ones and look forward to seeing them again this fall.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I transferred here my sophmore year and it took me a while to meet people and make friends. I also lived in a campus apartment and was randomly put with 3 roomates I didn't know. I did not get along with 2 of them and moved out after the first trimester was over. There is not alot of extra, school-sponsored activities during the week or on the weekends. I would like to see more intramural sports and more activities for students to get involved in.

Aaron
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates that I have interacted with are dedicated, friendly, and serious about succeeding academically.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates that I have interacted with are dedicated, friendly, and serious about succeeding academically.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In my opinion, the most important aspect in finding the right college is finding one that the student will feel comfortable attending. It is up to the student to decide whether or not they want to attend a college that has a large student population or a small one. The amount of extra-curricular activities is also important. College isn't just about school work, it's also about students interacting with others and getting to know themselves better. The experience a student has at college will stay with them for life, so it is very important that they make the best of college life. They should become involved in social activities, make many new friends, and just enjoy life. College can be an anxiety producing time for anyone but this dosent have to be the case if the student makes a careful decision on where to attend college. They should find a college that fits their personality and lifestyle so that there is only a small transition into college as oppossed to a large one. If all of these aspects are taken into consideration, the student can easily make their college years the most enjoyable experience of their lifetime.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I would say that the worst thing about my school is the tuition cost. I feel that the education is often worth it because there is a strong dedication from faculty to make sure that all students are academically successful. A wide variety of graduate and undergraduate programs are offered, giving students many choices for their career paths. Most importantly, I really feel that I am recieving a good education and actually learning something meaningful. However, as mentioned, the tuition continues to increase each year, which causes many students to transfer because they are unable to afford the cost.

Casey
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are all very open-minded and friendly, and everyone is willing to help each other in and out of classes.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are all very open-minded and friendly, and everyone is willing to help each other in and out of classes.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When choosing a school, you should definitely visit more than one, because comparisons can save you from ending up at a school you might not actually like for 4 years. Also, follow your gut and make sure you choose a school where you can see yourself living and studying for 4 (or more) years. Once you choose a school, make it a point to find out all that the school has to offer. Joining clubs and organizations helps you meet new people and really adds to the overall college experience.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

My school is located a few miles from Lake Erie, so I always tell me friends about visiting the lake and the beaches.

Casey
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choosing the right college is one of the most difficult processes in life. Students should research and know what is importan...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choosing the right college is one of the most difficult processes in life. Students should research and know what is important to them. Parents should hold back and only assist in the process, not make the decision. Overall searching for the right college should be fun and exciting so get out there, tour, visit and talk to other students. Good Luck!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is looking for a big school and parties.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Not having a lot to do in the surrounding community.

David
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is much smaller, but a little more expensive. There are not many things to do off campus.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is much smaller, but a little more expensive. There are not many things to do off campus.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a school that will benefit your future career. Academics are very important. You will find friends where ever you go.

What's unique about your campus?

My friends. We all have the same feeling towards this school.

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