If you are thinking about applying to Mercy College, the fee for the application costs $40. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Mercy College does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Mercy College is moderately difficult. Mercy College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Mercy College **accepted 82% of students, around 5,939 of the 7,246 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Mercy College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to occupational therapy, physical therapy programs, nursing is program very difficult.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Mercy College must submit the following items. Double check with Mercy College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√||√|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||1.76|
|Other Requirements||√||Additional admissions criteria for those applying to the following programs: music production, design and animation, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, and veterinary technology; please contact an admissions counselor for details|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Mercy College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Mercy College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||5.5%|
|3.50 and 3.74||12.07%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12.61%|
|3.00 and 3.24||15.52%|
|2.50 and 2.9||34.15%|
|2.00 and 2.49||12.28%|
|Mercy College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Mercy College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 25% of Mercy College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 2% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Mercy College applicants, you should strive to earn between 950 and 1100 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Mercy College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1100 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Mercy College students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Mercy College students scored 560 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Mercy College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Mercy College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Mercy College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Mercy College.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Mercy College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Mercy College?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Mercy College.
Does Mercy College accept transfer credits?
Mercy College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Mercy College accepts:
DSST/DANTES Life Long Learning Credit ACE recommendations for credit Excelsior College Examinations
Does Mercy College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Mercy College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Mercy College?
No, Mercy College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
How hard is it to get into Mercy College? Mercy College is a somewhat selective institution. The Mercy College acceptance rate is 82%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Mercy College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.12. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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