Overview

Applicants
6,901
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

7%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
45%
3.25 - 3.49
27%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99

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Test Scores


Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

Deadlines

Early Action — December 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities
Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities
Volunteer Work

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
944
with Terminal Degree
173

581
Men
363
Women
269
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
24%
Graduate in 5 years
38%
Graduate in 6 years
42%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Business/Management.
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping.
  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
  • Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.
  • Information Science/Studies.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Reading Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Human Development and Family Studies, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services.
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant.
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist.
  • Physician Assistant.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
  • Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General.
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal.
  • Legal Studies, General.
  • Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate).

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Human Services, General.
  • International Policy Analysis.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Social Sciences, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Graphic Design.
  • Music, General.
  • Music, Other.


Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Brian Sweeney
Coach, Cleveland Indians

Anthony Mullen
2009 National Teacher of the Year

Cyntha Rubino
President and CEO, YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester

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

Michele Ann Quirolo
President and CEO, Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley

William "Mookie" Wilson
Former NY Mets Center Fielder

Rolando Santana
Fashion Designer

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
24%
Graduate in 5 years
38%
Graduate in 6 years
42%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,472

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,218

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,040

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
81%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,258

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$15,270

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$18,400
Required Fees
$642
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,588

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,920
Transportation for Commuters
$1,588

On-Campus Room and Board
$14,400
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
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

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,864
Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

3.95%
Asian
22.99%
African-American
39.82%
Hispanic
22.91%
Caucasian
7.02%
Unknown
1.31%
International

66% female
34% male
8% are out of state
74% are full time
26% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
11%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
25%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of ACCESSibility

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Molly McCabe, ACCESS Director

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
66
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
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Fordham University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Manhattan College

Sustainability

64/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell - up to 12% discount

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Anne Gillian-Evans
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
Victory Cafe
Music and Recording Studio
School of Business State-of-Art Trading Floor
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 17:1. 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 2015 national leader in community service by the Presidents Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Madison Square Garden
Times Square
Central Park
Empire State Building
Broadway Shows
Major League Baseball Events, Six Flags Theme Park, NBA Games

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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