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Mercy College Admissions

If you want to apply to Mercy College, the fee for the application is $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 Admissions Stats at a Glance

Mercy College 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 25%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 2%
Waitlist No

Considering Applying Early to Mercy College?

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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Mercy College

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 all applicants, 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.

What Does Mercy College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Mercy College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Mercy College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Mercy College?

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, student 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 consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Mercy College is a test optional school. 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.

What's a Good SAT Score for Mercy College?

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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What's a Good ACT Score for Mercy College?

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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Transferring to Mercy College

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

Mercy College Admissions FAQs

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:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • 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) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Mercy College?

No, Mercy College is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to include your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Mercy College's acceptance rate?

Mercy College's acceptance rate is 82%.

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Mercy College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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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Mercy College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

18 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


18 to 26


18 and Less


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Mercy College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1100


Math SAT Range

460 - 550


Reading SAT Range

470 - 560

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Mercy College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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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