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Mercy College

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

Mercy College Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Mercy College, the application fee costs $40.

Mercy College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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%
Waitlist No

Mercy College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Mercy College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Mercy College?

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.

More on Mercy College Admissions

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to 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 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.

Transferring to Mercy College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Mercy College

Mercy College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Mercy College?

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.

Admissions Factors at Mercy College

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.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Mercy College for more information on admission factors.

Mercy College Application Requirements

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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Mercy College?

Students admitted to Mercy College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

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.

What is a Good SAT Score for Mercy College?

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.

What is a Good ACT Score for Mercy College?

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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on 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 • 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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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 86%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.


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

23 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


23 to 27


23 and Less


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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 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 3.19. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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