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Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY 4-Year Private

About Mercy College

Mercy College is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Dobbs Ferry, NY, less than an hour from New York City.

Founded in 1951, Mercy College currently enrolls around 9,547 students a year, including 7,080 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Mercy College's endowment was valued at $249,360,142 in 2021. For each full-time student, Mercy College spends about $6,528.

2021 Admissions Facts About Mercy College

Acceptance rate: 82%

Average GPA: 3.12

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Mercy College Acceptance Rate 2021

Mercy College is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Mercy College accepts around 82 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Mercy College is 3.12 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Mercy College a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 725 students who started at Mercy College as first-time freshman, 237 graduate within four years.

Mercy College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 48 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $25,199 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Mercy College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Mercy College a good school for YOU?

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College Info

555 Broadway Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522-1189

Campus Setting: Suburban

Mercy College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Mercy College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Mercy College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Mercy College ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above


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Mercy College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

890 - 1080


Math SAT Range

440 - 540


Reading SAT Range

450 - 540

Mercy College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Mercy College is like? There are approximately 10,557 students enrolled at Mercy College, including 7,993 undergraduate students and 2,564 graduate students. 78% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from NY and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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