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Reviews 545 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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5 College Sophomore

Computers: The whole campus has reliable wifi and pretty good speed. Printing at the library is five cents per sheet and you get about eleven dollars balance on your id card for it.

5 College Sophomore

Parking: The permit is free and tickets are only about 10 dollars. You can definitely get through the four years without a car, and finding a parking spot is terrible.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would advise going somewhere else. It is a pretty high priced college and with the weather and lack of night life, it can easily be a big regret.

College Sophomore

Majors: There is no requirement to get into the business school, but I believe to stay in the business program you must maintain a 2.8 GPA

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I love Accounting and depending on what teacher you get they make it really exciting and enjoyable in class. They challenge you but not to the point where you don't think you can do it. There is unfortunately some teachers that are the exact opposite of that and make me not want to show up.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You need a car but it's pretty close and their is pretty much anything you can think of.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are definitely groups of underage people that don't go out and drink. You won't become outcast if you don't.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They will help you out where they can. It gets tricky when you have scholarships added in.

1 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather here is terrible. If there was one I could change about my college it would be the weather.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: It really depends on the major you have. The grading system is hard because 94 and above is an A for most classes, but if you give decent effort you can get an A in almost everything.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The bus that runs basically to anywhere you need is free. It is just a bothersome to have to time out your schedule to go along with the bus schedule.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There is absolutely no parking, and if you try to park somewhere you are not aloud you will get a ticket. Also campus security, along with Erie police drive around constantly on weekend nights and are very intolerant of noise of any kind.

1 College Freshman

Weather: Snowy and windy and painfully moody.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Once in a while things happen.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The admission officers were helpful.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live in my dorm.

College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had one yet.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Love my professors, love the materials we get to learn.

College Freshman

Greek Life: We don't have Greek life.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Loving sports more when I came to events at Mercyhurst.

3 College Senior

Majors: My program in Archaeology is competitive. The classes are very challenging but you do get a lot of hands on experience. The hardest part about Archaeology is staying in the program. After field school you have sophomore review and then if you have lower than a 3.0 gpa you get talked to by your advisor. Most students in archaeology range from a 2.8 to 3.6 GPA overall.

4 College Senior

Majors: I have and so many opportunities to do field work all over pennsylvania, New York, and New Mexico. We have a lot of really high tech state of the art equipment to do any kinda of technical work that is needed. You can volunteer or do work study in the labs which will also give you hands on experience. Our faculty and facilities are some of the best in the country and I recommend my school highly for archaeology. Some of the professors can have attitudes at times but are always willing to help if you take the time to visit them.

4 College Senior

Computers: We have a lot of computer labs and many of them are specialized depending on your major. Id recumbent buying and bringing a laptop however it would be easiest and save you a trek across campus, and especially for doing work late at night like me.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: The drink prices are very cheap (1$ beers and 5$ pitchers). You can go out Wednesday - Saturday night for $25 total and be set. Most places have a weekly special many people attend. You can't beat Wednesday night specials across the street at the Cornerstone for 50 cent wells and 20 cent drafts. Downtown has a ton of different places to try and the clubs can be really shady, but they are all part of the experience.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Drugs are rare, except the commonality of marijuana. Alcohol is very abundant and easily accessible the majority of underages go to off campsu parties and the school acknowledges drinking by providing a bus to downtown entertainment areas on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.


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With the great student-to-professor ratio and the beautiful campus, it’s hard not to be happy at Mercyhurst. Classes are small, so getting to know the people and professors is easy, which makes classes more enjoyable. However, for many MC students, one drawback to the College is the weather. Although the weather at Mercyhurst can be harsh and wear down some students, you can usually find ways to get through the long winter and even enjoy it. Students tend to complain about the weather, but many times all it takes is a glimpse around campus, and they can't help but stop and admire the beautiful and fresh Lake Erie snow.

MC students have plenty of things to do around campus. The SAC (Student Activities Council) events on campus are well planned and well attended. The events are fun and keep students busy. Also, if you like theatre, consider being a part of the Mercyhurst College student-run musicals, which are always fun and present students with a chance to learn about theatre and meet new people. If you like to party, you can usually find perfect places in the city, or you can get your friends together for a small get-together in the dorms or on-campus apartments. Stop by any of the cafés for a really great cup of coffee, or meet all of your friends for a movie night at the PAC on Wednesdays. Have a study session, or some alone time, in the library, or plop yourself down on the comfy couch in the Great Room. Take a side trip to Presque Isle and enjoy the wonderful sunset on the Lake Erie beach. The Mercyhurst opportunities are endless!

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