#56 Best Private Colleges in New York

Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, New York

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Mercy College overview
Location Dobbs Ferry, New York
Online mercy.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Mercy College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Mercy College is a private institution nestled in Dobbs Ferry, New York, with its main campus set against the picturesque backdrop of the Hudson River and within proximity to Manhattan. Established in 1950, Mercy College offers a broad spectrum of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable emphasis on business, health professions, and education. The college upholds a non-competitive admissions process, aiming to offer access to higher education for a diverse student body. It features a modern suburban campus environment, the architecture of which includes contemporary facilities designed to support its academic and extracurricular endeavors. On-campus living is available, offering residential students a blend of academic convenience and community involvement. While Mercy College is not traditionally recognized for a prominent athletic program, it provides a variety of recreational and competitive sports opportunities under the moniker of the Mercy Mavericks.

In the most recent statistical year 7,891 prospective students applied, and 6,775 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 929 enrolled in the school.  5,911 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,704 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $20,518 plus fees of $840. Mercy is ranked 843 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Mercy is rated within the lower 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Mercy College overview
SAT 1020/1230
ACT 21/25
GPA 3.19

Applications Accepted

Mercy College overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Mercy College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,692
Other Fees$840
Room and Board $14,200
Budget for Other Expenses$3,462
Total One Year Cost$40,712

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$42,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

31% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Mercy College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 30%
Health Professions 21%
Business 16%
Psychology 9%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 4%

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