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Mercy Admission Requirements

Dobbs Ferry, New York

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Chances of getting into Mercy College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
81.6%
Admission Difficulty for Mercy College
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Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Mercy and can I get accepted? The school has a 82% acceptance rate ranking it #121 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,485 out of 6,720 applicants were admitted making Mercy College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent. Mercy College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Mercy College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. .

Mercy SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
890-1080
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Mercy College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for Mercy College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 540
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1080
Average SAT Score 990

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Mercy College?

Mercy College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 790. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 out of 1600. The school ranks #86 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Mercy College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1080 and Above Good >89%
985 to 1080 Avg + 82%-89%
890 to 985 Avg - 73%-82%
795 to 890 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 795 Low <61%
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Mercy ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for Mercy College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Mercy College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Mercy?

Admission data indicates that Mercy regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #71 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mercy College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Mercy College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >89%
20 to 24 Avg + 82%-89%
17 to 20 Avg - 74%-82%
14 to 17 Reach 65%-74%
Less than 14 Low <65%
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Mercy GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.9
Typical High School Grades
B-

What GPA do you need to get into Mercy College?

You can get into Mercy with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Mercy College was 2.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #104 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 2.9 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Mercy accepts 82% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Mercy College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 7% Good
3.50 to 3.75 7% Good
3.25 to 3.50 10% Good
3.00 to 3.25 16% Good
2.75 to 3.00 37% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 14% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 8% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Mercy College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,482 2,238 6,720
Accepted 3,775 1,710 5,485
Acceptance Rate 84% 76% 82%
Enrolled 666 333 999
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 19% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
286

Applicants have 286 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Mercy College is $40.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mercy College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Mercy College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Mercy College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=193016 IPEDS survey data for Mercy College.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Mercy College?

82% of those who apply are granted admission to Mercy. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Mercy College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1080. 0% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Mercy College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 24. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.