Mercy College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Mercy College

Mercy College is a private, four-year college in Dobbs Ferry, New York. The institution has a large selection of 90 plus undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students. A robust student/faculty ratio backs students, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations.


  • Total Enrollment: 9,031 (6,611 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 34% Male/66% Female
  • 76% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $19,594
  • Books: $1,588
  • Room and Board: $14,400
  • Other Expenses: $3,170
  • Total Cost: $38,752

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 50%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,119
    • Loans: $7,176

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Psychology; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

Retention and Graduation

  • First-YearStudent Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 33%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 26%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 43%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Overview of Mercy College Admissions

Mercy College had an acceptance rate of 79% in 2019. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • Mercy College Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Mercy College has test-optional admissions
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Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Mercy College, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Mercy College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

CUNY City College, Binghamton University, CUNY Lehman College, Iona College Quinnipiac University, Pace University, University of North Texas,

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Mercy College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

University at Albany, Adelphi University, Fordham University, University of Bridgeport, Manhattanville College, CUNY York College

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Mercy College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

St. John’s University, University of Virginia, SUNY New Paltz, Georgetown University, NYU, Swarthmore College, Haverford College

Applying to Mercy College

Application Deadline: Rolling

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