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Mercy Admission Requirements

Dobbs Ferry, New York

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Chances of getting into Mercy College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
82%
Admission Difficulty for Mercy College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Mercy and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Mercy is 82%.  It ranks #121 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Mercy College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 5,939 out of 7,246 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent (SAT 930/1110 ACT 18/26). Mercy College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.12. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Mercy application fee is $40 and applications are due by Aug 1.

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 
930-1110
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for Mercy College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Mercy College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 1020

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Mercy College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 840. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. Mercy ranks #73 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Mercy College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1110 and Above Good >90%
1020 to 1110 Avg + 82%-90%
930 to 1020 Avg - 71%-82%
840 to 930 Reach 56%-71%
Less than 840 Low <56%
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Mercy ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
18-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for Mercy College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Mercy College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 22

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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #64 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mercy College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Mercy College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >90%
22 to 26 Avg + 82%-90%
18 to 22 Avg - 71%-82%
14 to 18 Reach 56%-71%
Less than 14 Low <56%
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Mercy GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.12
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Mercy College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Mercy. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Mercy College was 3.12 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #97 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.12 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Mercy accepts 82% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Mercy College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 7.87% Good
3.75 to 3.99 5.5% Good
3.50 to 3.74 12.07% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 12.61% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 15.52% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 34.15% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 12.28% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Applying

Admission Statistics

Mercy College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,901 2,345 7,246
Accepted 4,188 1,751 5,939
Acceptance Rate 85% 75% 82%
Enrolled 696 297 993
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 17% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
243

Applicants have 243 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Mercy College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not 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 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 930 and 1110. 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 18 and 26. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.