Mercy College

555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, United States
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Overview of Mercy College

About this school

Mercy College, founded in 1950, is a private, multipurpose college. Its allied health sciences programs include bridge programs that combine a bachelor's degree with a master's degree in physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistance, or acupuncture and oriental medicine. Other classes are small and flexible to accommodate the schedules of nontraditional students. Its 90-acre campus is located in Dobbs Ferry in Westchester County, 30 miles from New York City.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,864
    • Men:2,353 (34.3%)
    • Women:4,511 (65.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Mercy College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
3
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
555 Broadway
City, State, Zip
Dobbs Ferry, NY  10522-1189
Phone
(877) 637-2946
Fax
(914) 674-7382
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
January 2

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
79% of 6,901 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 4,557 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 2,344 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,597 (29%) of 5,433 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,025 (27%) of 3,740 admitted students enrolled
Men
572 (34%) of 1,693 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.40
375 And Above
8%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
36%
2.00 - 2.49
19%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $18,713 (50.216020394472025%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,900 (37.30041593988998%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,556 (4.1754997987387625%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,096 (8.308063866899236%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Mercy College accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002772
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
891 (97.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
833 (93.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
798 (95.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
19 (2.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$15,270
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 719 (90.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,472
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 494 (61.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,290
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 332 (41.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
36 (3.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,090

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,577 (92.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,322 (94.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,143 (95.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
80 (1.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
50%
Average Award
$13,811
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,773 (91.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,218
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,194 (77.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,179
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,192 (28.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
118 (2.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,684

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
81%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,258
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


207

Part-Time Faculty


737

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


18%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 43% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 41% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
106,815

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1100
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Mercy College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


72.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


24.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


37.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


42.2%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (42)


  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Business administration, education, cybersecurity

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study (26)


  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Organizational Management
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


11,059

Nearest Metropolitan Area


66 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


New York City

Weather


Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
25 mile(s) from campus in New York City
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Yonkers
Nearest Train Station
Dobbs Ferry

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


11% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


89%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
-
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, softball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Mercy College offers choral groups, student newspaper, model united nations, honors club and 17 national honor societies, mercy gives back, maverick society, rotaract club for community volunteer service

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,055

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,864
Women
4,511
Men
2,353

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.1% Asian
  • 21.9% Black/African-American
  • 39.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 26.0% White
  • 6.7% Unknown

International Students


1.3% from 48 countries

Average Age


25

Number of Graduate Students


2,642

Student Resources

Study resources