Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY

Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$19,594

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

30%

male

70%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,485
Declined 1,235
Total Received 6,720
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Private

7,993

undergraduate students

2,564

graduate students

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School Facts

Mercy College, founded in 1950, is a coeducational and nonsectarian college that offers degrees and certificates within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Its main 66-acre campus is located in Dobbs Ferry in Westchester County, 25 miles from New York City, with branch campuses in Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan, and Yorktown Heights.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 10,557
Established in 1951
Coeducational Coeducational

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66 acres campus in Dobbs Ferry (population 11,147), 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.

  • Metropolitan area: New York City
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy, Westchester County

Mercy College
555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry
10522

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
10%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Model United Nations
  • Honors Club and 17 National Honor Societies
  • Mercy Gives Back
  • Maverick Society
  • ROTARACT Club for Community Volunteer Service

Top Events

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

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
39%
400-499
49%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
41%
400-499
39%
300-399
11%
24-29
33%
18-23
33%
12-17
33%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.19

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,485
Declined 1,235
Total Received 6,720

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 36
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Cheerleading

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting and Business/Management
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Commercial and Advertising Art
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
General Studies
Graphic Design
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History, General
Homeland Security
Information Science/Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Music Technology
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Organizational Leadership
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

10,557

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

7,993
students

Female
70%
5,565

Male
30%
2,428

24%

2,564
students

Female
79%
2,013

Male
21%
551

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

77%

6,223
students

Female
70%
4,351

Male
30%
1,872

23%

1,770
students

Female
69%
1,214

Male
31%
556

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 77%
Student 4 year graduation rate 28%
Student 5 year graduation rate 13%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
26%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
40%
Hispanic/Latino
16%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,928

Transfer students enrolled

18%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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