Mercy is a private college located in Dobbs Ferry, New York in the New York City Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,055 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Mercy acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Social Science Research Methods, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Business. Graduating 43% of students, Mercy alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,000.
NCAA Division II (without football)
East Coast Conference
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Early Decision/Early Action
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.86 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.95 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 responses
Most Popular Majors
Social Science Research Methods378 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies220 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration71 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities48 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services37 Graduates
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.105 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.133 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.65 responses
Mercy College Reviews
Mercy College is very diverse and very welcoming to everyone. Everyone there is always very quick to help whether it be financial problems, academic problems, or mental health problems. They provide any aid they can and offer plenty of free programs that students are allowed to attend. They provide incoming freshmen a peer mentor that helps guide them through their first year. Overall very friendly environment. Classes are also small which allows students to connect with professors, there is also free tutoring at the library center. There is plenty of academic help. Overall very kind environment.
I am an adult transfer student. Admissions were extremely helpful in helping me to register. I originally went to Mercy to obtain information about obtaining my CASAC, however upon speaking with admissions I decided to apply for a Bachelors program in Behavioral Science. My second semester at Mercy, I enrolled in Introduction to Social Work and upon ending the course, I knew that I wanted to major in Social Work. I applied to the Social Work Program and was accepted. I am currently working on my Bachelors and plan on going to graduate school to obtain my Masters. Mercy has flexible schedules which accommodate my work schedule. Professors are experienced and knowledgeable. My experience so far at Mercy has been encouraging.
My experience with Mercy College has been an interesting one. I've grown substantially since my freshman year to now. I think what Mercy could improve on is the quality of the professors. I've had a lot of professors that did not take an interest in what they were teaching or in the achievement or failure of their students. It has impacted my grades having these professors, so what I would like to see more of are professors that care about their students and what they teach, as well as an understanding that how they teach the class can significantly impact the success of their students. While attending Mercy college I have also gotten out of my comfort zone and gained great friendships that I believe will continue beyond Mercy College. The bonds you build with the other students at Mercy College are what make the experience worthwhile. I've built a strong family in the three years I have attended.