1,069 reviews
  1. Dobbs Ferry, NY
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A
Mercy College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
East Coast Conference
Address
555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Website

Mercy College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Mercy College

Cost

Net Price
$14,990/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,765/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,499/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,304/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,102/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,573/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.86 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.84 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,289Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
71%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Multicultural
    34%
  • Numerous variety
    28%
  • Friendly
    15%
  • Urban
    14%
  • Average
    6%
  • Boring nobody wanta to socialize
    2%
  • Manhattan campus lit gotta know the right people
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
30%
Poll
76%
of students say they don't have Greek life.94 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.122 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Great
    39%
  • Average good school.
    38%
  • Annoying
    10%
  • High school like with great science department
    8%
  • Executive
    5%

After Mercy College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.65 responses

Mercy College Reviews

1,069 reviews
All Categories
Mercy is a small school that's good for students like me who need their professor's attention as well as close-nit classes. I enjoy a lot about my program here at Mercy, but i can't help but see the many flaws the school overlooks. I have hope that they're beginning to get fixed however, and the new dorms are a great start. Professors don't use their TAs and often don't even have them. The food is pretty bad and the cafeteria only stays open until 8:30 and some days 7 which is terrible for me because I work and have to plan when I eat around my schedule. The financial aid and PACT offices are also VERY unorganized and letters and important information often get lost or are too confusing to understand. Overall however I do want to say that the professors in the Exercise Science program are amazing and they've kept me interested in what I'm doing this whole time. They make me want to go out and research even though Mercy doesn't offer many opportunities for it. I can't wait to continue the program with my amazing professors and classmates. They're what keeps me going!
Mercy is okay overall, but there's a lot of flaws. Mentors are okay, financial aid always messes up my loans, the dorm rules are limiting, the food isn't great, there isn't much school spirit or community-- but if you're in the right program it's worth it to stay. I've had a lot of amazing professors. If you're interested in the Music Industry and Technology major, definitely consider this school because the resources and connections you can make with the professors and guests that come through the studio are extremely valuable. Also, the three recording studios are state of the art and students have full access for both class projects and personal recording projects. Any other major, do more research to make the right decision.
I personally do not live on the on-campus dorms, I live in the dorm hotels they have for the overflow of students. I really liked that they had this option, but transportation can be annoying at times. I have visited the dorms and do not like how small the rooms are and the bathrooms are always dirty, which can be pretty gross at times. At first at the hotels, the RA's were pretty strict and we were't really allowed to keep our doors open so there wasn't much of a social environment, but they have become more relaxed on it and things have become better. Applying for housing was the WORST! It took forever for everything to process and for them to tell me who my roommate was. I didn't find out until the Saturday before I moved in (which was on a Tuesday) who my roommate was. And my roommate was told that she had a different roommate than myself. Overall they were just very unorganized with the whole situation.