Mercyhurst University enrolls nearly 3,000 students in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, at a beautiful campus near the shores of Lake Erie. Founded in 1926 by the Sisters of Mercy, the university attracts students from more than 50 countries annually. Undergraduate and graduate students both benefit from supportive campus services, on-campus employment opportunities, and the total college experience, including the chance to support our 24+ NCAA athletic teams. Go Lakers! Our graduate programs in Applied Intelligence Studies, Data Science, Organizational Leadership, and Special Education have all been sought out by international students who take what they learn at Mercyhurst and apply it to new careers here in the states or at home in their native countries.