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Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry, NY
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 7,157
   Women 4,824 (67.4%)
   Men 2,333 (32.6%)
Graduate Students 2,942
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 78% of 6,617 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.38
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests       X
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities X      
Cost of Attendance $36,648
  Tuition and Fees $18,392
  Room and Board $13,700
Average Percent of Need Met 56%
Average Freshman Award $14,650
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 198
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 42% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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 34% of freshmen, 13% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.0% Asian
24.3% Black/African-American
38.3% Hispanic/Latino
1.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
25.1% White
6.3% Unknown
International Students 1.3% from 48 countries
First-Year Students Returning 71.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 20.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported