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Mercy College Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Dobbs Ferry, NY

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 Required for some Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

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
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

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 recommended for all freshmen
Other
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 recommended for some freshmen
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
82% of 6,720 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 4,482 applicants were admitted
Men
76% of 2,238 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,927 (53%) of 5,485 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,166 (57%) of 3,775 admitted students enrolled
Men
761 (45%) of 1,710 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
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
3.19
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
440-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1.01%
Score of 600 - 700
7.41%
Score of 500 - 600
41.08%
Score of 400 - 500
39.39%
Score of 300 - 400
11.11%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
450-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
.67%
Score of 600 - 700
7.41%
Score of 500 - 600
39.39%
Score of 400 - 500
49.49%
Score of 300 - 400
3.03%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
17-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
33.33%
Score of 18 - 23
33.33%
Score of 12 - 17
33.33%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

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

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