Overview

Applicants
5,728
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average HS GPA
2.99

GPA Breakdown

11%
Over 3.75
8%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
40%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
-

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities
Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities
Volunteer Work

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
1,037
with Terminal Degree
165

592
Women
445
Men
265
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
49%
Graduate in 5 years
90%
Graduate in 6 years
30%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Alex Ferrari
COO, MTV Networks Music & Logo Group

Anthony Mullen
2009 National Teacher of the Year

Karen O'Mara
VP at Ralph Lauren

Julio Garcia
Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Contour Asset Management, LLC

Walter Anderson
Retired Chairman and CEO of Parade Magazine

William "Mookie" Wilson
Former NY Mets Center Fielder

Gregory Longworth
Attorney at Worth, Longworth, Bamundo & London, LLP

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 20

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,789

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,212

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,062

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$17,399

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
82%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,789

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$17,166
Required Fees
$600
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,742

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,780
Transportation for Commuters
$1,472

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
7,939
Out of State
7%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
37

Demographics

3.69%
Asian
24.86%
African-American
33.52%
Hispanic
32.88%
Caucasian
2.64%
Unknown
1.01%
International

69% female
31% male
7% are out of state
67% are full time
33% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
8%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
33%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
99

Housing Options

Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
35
Number of Honor Societies
17

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

4% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Mavericks)
4 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Lacrosse
Soccer
Women's Sports (Mavericks)
6 Sports

Basketball
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Fordham University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Manhattan College

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
49

Average Number of PC's per Lab
17

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell - up to 12% discount

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Tara Fay-Reilly
Senior Director of Admissions

Address
555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Phone
1-877-MERCY-GO

Email
admissions@mercy.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Waterfront campus on the Hudson River
New State-of-the-Art Library
Student Cafe
Music and Recording Studio
Roy Disney Center for Computer Animation
Founded in 1950, Mercy College is a private, not-for-profit institution offering a curriculum of liberal arts and sciences education as well as pre-professional and professional programs. Mercy offers more than 90 academic programs across five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy offers an engaging and personalized learning experience that includes the College’s revolutionary Personalized Achievement Contract (PACT) program, which is the first of its kind and now serves as a nationally recognized model for mentoring. Ranked as one of the most affordable, not-for profit, private institutions in the country, Mercy is committed to preparing students for rewarding, in-demand careers. Students receive individualized attention with a student to faculty ratio of 19:1. The main campus is located in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., 25 miles north of New York City, with additional locations in Manhattan, Bronx, Yorktown Heights and Online. Opportunities for students include the prestigious Honors Program, competitive Division II athletics, diverse student clubs and organizations, study abroad opportunities, and community service projects. The College was named one of 200 unique Colleges of Distinctions nationally, and has been named “Best Return on Tuition Investment” by Payscale.com, “Best Lifetime Return on Investment” by AffordableCollegesOnline.org, ranked in the top 15 percent of military friendly colleges nationwide by GI Jobs Magazine and Victory Media, and ranked in the top 15 percent of Online Graduate Nursing Programs by US News. The Honors program has been named a “Smart Choice Honors Program” by Peterson's Honors Programs and Colleges Guide. Mercy College has a rich traditional of giving back and was named a 2014 national leader in community service by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Madison Square Garden
Times Square
Central Park
Empire State Building
Broadway Shows

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday and Saturdays
9 am to 5 pm M-F; 10 am to 2 pm Sat
1-877-MERCY-GO

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 30 min.

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Monthly

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
athletics@mercy.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Metro-North Train, Public buses, JFK Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Westchester County Airport, Taxi

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Lower Westchester County & New York City: Saw Mill River Parkway (North): To Dobbs Ferry Exit. Turn left onto Ashford Avenue. Turn right onto Broadway (Rt. 9), continue 1/2 mile to entrance on left. New York Thruway (North): To Exit 7, Ardsley. Turn right at end of ramp and continue to traffic light. Turn left onto Ashford Avenue. Follow route as above. From Northern Westchester & Putnam Counties: Saw Mill River Parkway (South): To Dobbs Ferry Exit. Exit onto Ashford Avenue. Follow route as above From Rockland & Orange Counties & New Jersey: Tappan Zee Bridge: Exit immediately after toll (exit 9). Turn left at end of ramp onto Broadway (Rt. 9). Continue 4 miles on entrance on right. From Westchester County & Connecticut: Cross Westchester Expressway (West), to New York Thruway (North): To Exit 9, last exit before Tappan Zee Bridge. Turn left at end of ramp onto Rt. 119. Turn left at traffic light onto Broadway (Rt.9). Continue 4 miles to entrance on right. Train Schedule Mercy College is just a short walk from the Ardsley-on-Hudson Station of the Metro North Hudson Line.
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Key Stats

5,728
Applicants
7,939
Size
72%
Acceptance Rate

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