Mercy College

Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
67%
33%
student ratio
7,157
total students
Tuition Cost $18,083 | $18,083
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $13,223
Rolling
fall application deadline
77%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
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Reported
sat math
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sat reading
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sat writing
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Overview

Get the Most Out of Life with Mercy College

Mercy College is the dynamic, diverse New York City area college whose students are on a personal mission: To get the most out of life by getting the most out of their education.

A Challenge to Make Higher Education Work

Founded in 1950 and today boasting enrollment of more than 11,000 in undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs at four campuses in Dobbs Ferry, Manhattan, Bronx and Yorktown Heights, Mercy College challenges its faculty and staff to make higher education work for anyone hungry enough to earn a better place in life -- no matter what the obstacles, no matter what the doubts. The vibrancy of the College culture is sustained by more than 200 veterans, a high percentage of Hispanic Americans, and a student body from around the region that is more than 70 percent Pell Grant eligible--all united by a passion to get ahead.

Find an Individual Pathway to Success

As a private college with excellent professional schools, Mercy College offers relevant curriculum, affordable fees, generous aid, dedicated professors, and personal attention to ensure that students find their individual pathway to success.

Mercy College students are on a mission, and the College is ideally positioned to help them pursue it by mobilizing a distinctive culture of personal attention, real-life learning, engaging methods, and demanding professional standards to make each student's mission a reality.


Location & Contact

555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522-1189
USA

Mrs.Tara Fay-Reilly

Senior Director of Admissions

Phone: 877-637-2946
Fax: 914-674-7382
Email: admissions@mercy.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting and Business/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nonprofit Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer and Information Systems Security
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapist Assistant
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Homeland Security
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Legal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

77% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied6,617
    • Accepted5,140
    • Acceptance Rate77%
    • Enrolled7,157
    • Female Applicants4,391
    • Females Accepted3,557
    • Female Acceptance Rate81%
    • Male Applicants2,226
    • Males Accepted1,583
    • Male Acceptance Rate71%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $40
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.5
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.38
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$18,083
    • Out-of-state tuition *$18,083
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$630
    • Room and board *$13,900
    • Room only *$9,350
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$13,223
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$14,650
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,076
    • Average Grant Aid:$4,139
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$9,597
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:96%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 51%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 3%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students7,157
    • Male Student Percentage33%
    • Female Student Percentage67%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino37.7%
    • Black or African American23.91%
    • White or Caucasian24.75%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.35%
    • Asian3.95%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.3%
    • Two or more races1.35%
    • Unknown or International Student6.17%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.51% representing 48 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students9% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 12%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Model United Nations, Honors Club and 17 National Honor Societies, Mercy Gives Back, Maverick Society, ROTARACT Club for Community Volunteer Service
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Soccer No Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Field hockey No Division 2 Yes
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Soccer No Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Volleyball No Division 2 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty928
    • Full-time Percentage23%
    • Part-time Percentage77%
    • Female Percentage49%
    • Male Percentage51%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio17:1 or 7,713 students to 449 faculty


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