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Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY

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Overview

Mercy College is a Comprehensive institution located in Dobbs Ferry, NY, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY  10522-1189
United States
Contact Mrs. Allison Gurdineer
Executive Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@mercy.edu
Phone: 877-MERCY-GO
Fax: 914-674-7382

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Occupational Therapist Assistant Checkmark
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Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research And Clinical Nursing Related Checkmark
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Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,720
Applied
5,485
Accepted
7,993
Enrolled
82%
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Female Admissions

4,482
Females Applied
3,775
Females Accepted
84%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,238
Males Applied
1,710
Males Accepted
76%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.19
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended Interview
One recommendation
Other requirements: Portfolio required for art program; audition required for music program; RN required for some nursing programs; additional interview with program director required of nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, veterinary technology, and computer arts program applicants

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 450 540
SAT Math 440 540
ACT Composite 17 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

18,934
Private
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Fees

660
Full-time student fees
14,400
Room & board
9,750
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

15,402
Avg. Financial Aid Package
17,029
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,110
Avg. Loan Aid
5,053
Avg. Grant Aid
11,053
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
53%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
3%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

7,993
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
7%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 40.04%
Black or African American 26.97%
White or Caucasian 16.83%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.33%
Asian 4.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.24%
Two or more races 1.3%
Other 9.34%

Gender

Male (30.38%)
Female (69.62%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 10%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Founder's Day/Alumni Weekend, March Madness Tournament and Broadway Shows and Major League Baseball events

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Model United Nations, Honors Club and 17 National Honor Societies, Mercy Gives Back, Maverick Society and ROTARACT Club for Community Volunteer Service

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Cheerleading No No No
Field Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
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Softball No No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

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Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No Division 2 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
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Softball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Faculty

1,028
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 247
Part-time - 781
Male - 433
Female - 595
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