Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY

Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY

Explore Mercy College's Featured Profiles:


Open to the possibilities

Openness creates opportunity, which can change the world. That's why we're proud to welcome all kinds of students, from all walks of life.

Mercy College students are on a personal mission to get the most out of life by getting the most out of their education. We’re committed to ensuring our students graduate with a degree, not debt. Mercy students graduate with less than half the amount of student loans of other institutions, which is possible because we have one of the lowest private college tuition rates in New York State. We’re dedicated to helping our students transform their lives and become the changemakers, trendsetters, and industry leaders of tomorrow.

A mentor from day one
Almost every college has advisors, but we take it further and give each student a personal mentor from the moment they’re accepted. Our mentors are there for every part of the college experience.

“My PACT Mentor, Christina, has been with me the whole way. She checks up on me, makes sure I’m okay, and helps me get things done,” said Alexandrya McKenzie-Laury ’22. 

You’re never alone when it comes to understanding financial aid, choosing the right major, navigating degree requirements, registering for classes, or tracking your academic progress. Mentors empower students to develop leadership skills, plan their futures, and take the actions needed to make their dreams a reality.

How we help Mavericks succeed
Active learning is key. All our programs focus on giving students the knowledge, skills, and real-world expertise they need to launch successful careers.

Our Career and Professional Development Department works with students to build their résumés and hone their interview skills so they can land the internship or job they’re striving for. Our faculty share their decades of professional work experience with students and create networking opportunities for students to bring them into the professional fold.

On campus, our state-of-the-art facilities give students access to the equipment and settings they’ll be in while on the job. Whether it’s in our Clinical Simulation and Learning Labs for Health Science students, producing and mixing audio in the Music Production and Recording Arts Studio, swapping stocks in our School of Business Trading Room, or working with real clients in the Business Incubation Center, Mercy students are gaining hands-on career experiences.

A place so thoroughly different, even our mascot is a maverick
Across all four campuses is a vibrant college community and an endless amount of ways for students to enrich their lives.

“I wanted to go someplace that was thriving and growing. I love it here. I love walking around campus and seeing people I know every time I go out,” said Cassie Rando ’20.

We have over 60 student clubs and activities, and students can branch out and easily start their own club or organization. Mercy is also home to 16 honor societies and the award-winning student newspaper The Impact.

When you’re a Maverick, you’re part of a family that studies, learns, grows, and wins together. Our 10 NCAA Division II athletic teams are taking the East Coast Conference (ECC) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) by storm. Join them and compete on our new athletic turf or in the newly renovated Victory Gym. Develop your skills in our 5,000-sq. ft. state-of-the-art fitness center. Become a Maverick and see how it can transform your life.

Come visit us on campus and learn more. Call 1-877-MERCY-GO or email today. 


Excelencia Badge

Mercy College is proud to be the first private college in the nation and the first Hispanic-Serving Institution in New York State to receive the Seal of Excelencia from the Excelencia in Education organization.

Mercy Fast Facts

Founded in 1950
Four New York campus locations in Dobbs Ferry, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Yorktown Heights 
One of the lowest private tuition rates in New York State
Approx. 9,000 students
• Student-faculty ratio of 15:1
Students from 43 states and 54 countries
Five schools and over 90 degree and certificate programs 
• 40 online degree programs 
• Flexible scheduling with evening and weekend classes
Alumni network of over 60,000
94% of undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students per class
Personalized attention and mentorship for every student
• 210 full-time professors, including Fulbright Scholars, published and national best-selling authors, and leading experts in their fields
• 64 student clubs, 16 honor societies, and an award-winning student newspaper
• 10 NCAA Division II athletic teams

Popular programs include: Business Administration (with specializations), Computer Science, Corporate & Homeland Security, Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Design & Animation, Health Science, Nursing, Social Work, plus five-year bachelor’s/master’s Education programs

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Being in one of the most interesting and largest cities in the entire world is incredible but then you also have this escape, 40 minutes on the train and then you're in a really nice setting overlooking the Hudson River. It's beautiful here and it's a nice balance.”

    • Milo Dolantree '21
      Business Administration: Marketing
  • "No matter where you come from, no matter your past, no matter your obstacles in front of you, you're able to do anything in this life, as long as you believe in yourself, and people believe in you, and that's what Mercy College did for me."

    • David Arias '16
      Veterinary Technology
  • "It's nice to have people here at school that have the same goals as you and they're here to support you."

    • Tashauna Wynter '25
      Health Sciences