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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
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.
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
79%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$16,246/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$12,803/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.95 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,055Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,809
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
67%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • Multicultural
    32%
  • Numerous variety
    26%
  • Friendly
    17%
  • Urban
    12%
  • Average
    7%
  • Boring nobody wanta to socialize
    1%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
33%
Poll
75%
of students say they don't have Greek life.105 responses
Poll
40%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.133 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Great
    40%
  • Average good school.
    36%
  • Annoying
    11%
  • High school like with great science department
    8%
  • Executive
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.65 responses
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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.
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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.