Tuition & Fees

$18,714

$18,714

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

33%

67%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,140
Declined + 1,477
Total Received 6,617
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Private (nonprofit)

7,157

undergraduate students

2,942

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Behavioral Science
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 2409
ACT 2814

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School Facts

Mercy College, founded in 1950, is a private, multipurpose college. Its main 45-acre campus is located in Dobbs Ferry in Westchester County, 25 miles from New York City.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 10,099
Established in 1950
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)

Dobbs Ferry, NY

66 acres campus in Dobbs Ferry (population 11,093), 25 miles from New York City on the Hudson River; branch campuses in Bronx, Manhattan, and Yorktown Heights. Served by bus and commuter rail. Major airports serve the New York City metropolitan area.

Mercy College
555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
12%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
31%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Not used

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,140
Declined + 1,477
Total Received 6,617

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Deirdre Whitman
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 877 MERCY-GO
F: 914 674-7382
admissions@mercy.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $16,591,738
State $8,956,637
Institutional $13,648,074
Other external $0
Total $39,196,449

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $350,690
Institutional $4,639,962
Other external $204,558
Total $5,195,210

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
field hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
East Coast Conference
Mascot
Mavericks
School colors
blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adolescence Education
Behavior Science/Childhood Education
Behavioral Science/Early Childhood Education
Behavioral Sciences
Bilingual Education
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Business Administration/Finance
Business Administration/International Business
Business Administration/Management
Business Administration/Marketing
Business Administration/Sports Management
Childhood Education
Communication Disorders
Computer Arts Technology
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Direct/Interactive Marketing
Early Childhood Education
English
English Literature
General Accounting/Computer Information Systems
General Accounting/Financial Accounting
General Accounting/Taxation
Health Sciences
Health Services Management
History
Homeland/Corporate Security
Human Resources Management
Individualized Certification Plan for Teachers
Information Assurance/Security
Information Technology
Internet Business Systems
Legal Studies
Legal Studies/Paralegal
Legal Studies/Political Science
Liberal Arts/Sciences
Liberal Studies
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mathematics
Media Studies/Film/Culture
Media Studies/Journalism
Media Studies/Television Radio
Medical Technology
Mental Health Counseling
Middle Childhood Education
Middle Childhood Education/Biology
Middle Childhood Education/English
Middle Childhood Education/History
Middle Childhood Education/Mathematics
Middle Childhood Education/Spanish
Music Industry/Technology
Nursing
Nursing Administration
Nursing Education
Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Assistant Studies
Organizational Leadership
Organizational Management
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Assistant
Physician Assistant
Psychology
Psychology/Childhood Education
Psychology/Early Childhood Education
Public Accounting
School Building Leadership
School Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Teacher Certification Programs
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Teaching Literacy
Urban Education
Veterinary Technology
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Undergraduate

71%

7,157
students

Female
67%
4,824

Male
33%
2,333

Graduate

29%

2,942
students

Female
80%
2,341

Male
20%
601

undergraduateFull-time

72%

5,182
students

Female
68%
3,472

Male
32%
1,710

undergraduatePart-time

28%

1,975
students

Female
69%
1,352

Male
31%
623

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
21%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
33%
Hispanic/Latino
22%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

91%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Other
  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

75%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 42
Countries most often represented Argentina
Brazil
Norway
South Korea
Sweden
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Dierdre Whitman
Vice President for Enrollment Management
877 637-2946
admissions@mercy.edu

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