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Mercy College is a private institution that was founded in 1950. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,968, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 55 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Mercy College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $17,556 (2012-13).
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Founded in 1950, the main campus of Mercy College is located on the picturesque Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Programs are also offered at additional campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan, Yorktown Heights, and online. The College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and offers more than 90 in-demand undergraduate and graduate programs. Mercy College is committed to offering high quality, affordable, student-centered programming and teaching within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Recognized as a teaching college, Mercy offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate with talented faculty in outstanding majors.
The College is a recipient of significant grants from The National Institutes of Health, The National Science Foundation and The National Endowment for the Humanities, which support research infrastructure and provide students with notable research opportunities.
Mercy College's prestigious Honor's Program has been recognized as a "Smart Choice" by Peterson's Honors Programs and Colleges Guide; ranked in the Cool College Guide as one of the "most exciting schools" in the U.S.; and named as "America's Best Bet in Higher Education" in Colleges of Distinctions publication.
The revolutionary PACT - Personalized Achievement Contract - a comprehensive mentoring program was designated by the National Association of College and University Employers as an official best practice.
Mercy College is a long-time member of the Model UN and an NGO (non-governmental organization) associated with the Department of Public Information at the United Nations. The College's Center for Global Engagement develops and provides transformative and dynamic global learning opportunities for students.
Nearly 100 percent of the School of Health and Natural Sciences graduates are immediately employed in the career of their choice. Admission to the physician assistant, physical therapy, communication disorders and occupational therapy programs is highly competitive.
Mercy College is also known for its School of Education, whose alumni are leaders in K-12 schools across the nation. Anthony Mullen, a Mercy College alumnus, was recently named as the National Teacher of the Year.
The School of Business's accounting and business programs offer a competitive, practical business education, and include alumni who are top executives in leading Fortune 500 companies.
The School of Liberal Arts' state-of-the-art Roy Disney Center for Animation pairs students with some of the most influential names in animation and design. Students in the Music Technology program have the opportunity to work on the student-run record label, Discovered.
The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers many career pathways in counseling fields, and works with the Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution to provide students advanced training in mediation. A distinguished faculty member was recently named as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer of the Year.
The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Mercy College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Systems Security Education.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Mercy College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Mercy College is $40. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||64.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Mercy College is 18:1, and the school has 55.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Mercy College include: Social Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 63.5 percent.
Mercy College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,968, with a gender distribution of 32.9 percent male students and 67.1 percent female students. At this school, 4.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 96.0 percent of students live off campus. Mercy College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Mercy College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Mercy College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Mercy College.
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|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Mercy College, 83.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,367.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$17,556 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$12,437 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data