If you are considering submitting an application to Mercy College, the application fee costs $40.
The following is an overiew of some of Mercy College's admissions stats.
|Mercy College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.2|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||25%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||2%|
These are the application deadlines for Mercy College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Mercy College does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
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 86% of all applicants, around 5,551 from the 6,471 applicants.
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.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Mercy College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling 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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.
Wondering what factors are considered by Mercy College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Mercy College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Mercy College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in 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||√||√|
|Other Requirements||√||Additional admissions criteria for Some programs; please contact an admissions counselor for details|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||1.76|
Students admitted to Mercy College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Mercy College considers 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 2022, 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 score between 940 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Mercy College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 and 25% of scored lower than 940, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Mercy College students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Mercy College students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.
To be most competitive at Mercy College, you should strive to earn between 23 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Mercy College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Mercy College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.
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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:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning 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 it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Mercy College's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Mercy College is 86%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Mercy College?
❌ Mercy College does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Mercy College? Mercy College is a somewhat selective institution. The Mercy College acceptance rate is 86%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer 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
27 and Above
23 to 27
23 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Mercy College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.19. 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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