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Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate86%
Acceptance Rate86%

About Mercy College

Mercy College Overview

Mercy College is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Dobbs Ferry, New York. Mercy College was founded in 1950 and the school currently enrolls around 8,772 students a year, including 6,505 undergraduates. Mercy College offers housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

Student Activities at Mercy College

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Mercy College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Mercy College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Mercy College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Mercy College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Mercy College on the Student Life page.

2022 Mercy College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 86%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 25%
Tuition $20,518
Percent of Need Met 51%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $16,673

Is Mercy College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Mercy College offers and if the school might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Mercy College

It is moderately difficult to get into Mercy College. The acceptance rate at Mercy College is 86%. Last year, 6,471 students applied to Mercy College and 5,551 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mercy College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 71% of students who start at Mercy College return the next year. Around 49% of students who started at Mercy College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Mercy College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Mercy College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Mercy College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Mercy College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Mercy College meets 51% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Mercy College full-time are awarded $16,673 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $24,698 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Mercy College.

Based on this information, does Mercy College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Mercy College a good school for you?

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Where is Mercy College?

Mercy College is located in the suburban setting of Dobbs Ferry, New York, in the suburbs of New York City.

If you would like to see Mercy College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 87 to Dobbs Ferry, or book a flight to the nearest airport, LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy, Westchester County.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Mercy College and Dobbs Ferry are like without leaving home.

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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

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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

23 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Mercy College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

940 - 1180


Math SAT Range

460 - 600


Reading SAT Range

450 - 590

Mercy College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Mercy College is like? There are approximately 8,772 students enrolled at Mercy College, including 6,505 undergraduate students and 2,267 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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