Mercy College, founded in 1950, is a private, multipurpose college. Its allied health sciences programs include bridge programs that combine a bachelor's degree with a master's degree in physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistance, or acupuncture and oriental medicine. Other classes are small and flexible to accommodate the schedules of nontraditional students. Its 90-acre campus is located in Dobbs Ferry in Westchester County, 30 miles from New York City.

Website: www.mercy.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,864
Undergraduate
Students
(65.7%) 4,511 Women
(34.3%) 2,353 Men
2,642
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 6,901 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$38,200
Tuition and Fees
$19,042
Room and Board
$14,400
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Freshman Award
$15,270
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,258
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
207
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 41% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Dobbs Ferry Population
11,059
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
11% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.1% Asian
21.9% Black/African-American
39.1% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
26.0% White
6.7% Unknown
International Students
1.3% from 48 countries
First-Year Students Returning
72.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
24.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 3  
Social Studies 2  
History 2  
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
555 Broadway
City, State, Zip
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522-1189
Phone
(877) 637-2946
Fax
(914) 674-7382
E-mail
admissions@mercy.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
January 2

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
79% of 6,901 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 4,557 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 2,344 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,597 (29%) of 5,433 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,025 (27%) of 3,740 admitted students enrolled
Men
572 (34%) of 1,693 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.40
3.75 and Above
8%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
36%
2.00 - 2.49
19%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$38,200
Tuition and Fees
$19,042
Room and Board
$14,400
Books and Supplies
$1,588
Other Expenses
$3,170
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
admissions@mercy.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002772
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
891 (97.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
833 (93.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
798 (95.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
19 (2.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$15,270
Need-Based Gift
Received by 719 (90.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,472
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 494 (61.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,290
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 332 (41.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
36 (3.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,090

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,577 (92.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,322 (94.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,143 (95.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
80 (1.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
50%
Average Award
$13,811
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,773 (91.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,218
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,194 (77.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,179
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,192 (28.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
118 (2.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,684

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
81%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$30,258
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • 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
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, education, cybersecurity
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
207
Part-Time Faculty
737
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
18%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 41% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 50% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 42% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
106,815
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1100
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Organizational Management
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allied Health--General
  • Physical Therapy

Location and Setting


Dobbs Ferry Population
11,059
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
66 acres

Weather

Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Yonkers
Nearest Train Station
Dobbs Ferry

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
11% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
89%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Field Hockey x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Field Hockey    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, softball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, student newspaper, model united nations, honors club and 17 national honor societies, mercy gives back, maverick society, rotaract club for community volunteer service
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,864
Women
4,511 (65.7%)
Men
2,353 (34.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,055
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.1% Asian
21.9% Black/African-American
39.1% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
26.0% White
6.7% Unknown
International Students.
1.3% from 48 countries
Average Age
25
All Graduate Students
2,642

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
72.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
24.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
37.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
42.2%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 16%
Arts and Sciences 1%
Medicine 1%
Veterinary Medicine 1%

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