Mercy College

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College Profile

A Transformative Educational Experience
The College’s mission is to provide educational access for traditional and nontraditional students.  These include students who may be demographically underrepresented in higher education, who have high financial need and/or view themselves as first-generation college students.  Mercy challenges each of its undergraduate and graduate students to exceed their personal and intellectual expectations. Mercy’s graduates demonstrate success and confidence across professional and vocational spectrums, and the impact they have in their communities or around the globe is testament to an empowering educational experience.

Mercy’s vibrant academic community places a high value on learning outside of the classroom with real-world experiences. This approach to scholarship encourages students to apply what they learn in the classroom with life after graduation. Mercy’s world-renowned faculty work closely with students on these projects.

Mercy is committed to connecting students with the world. The College has a rich tradition of community service through the “Mercy Gives Back” initiative, which encourages students to participate in, and lead, service-learning opportunities. This is a reflection of Mercy’s history and the values contained in the Mercy College seal (Inserviendo Consumere, consumed in service). On-campus events and international travel experiences help students discover and appreciate cultures far from home. Our graduates are engaged citizens.

The PACT Advantage
Committed to supporting students throughout their education, Mercy College offers a personalized learning experience that includes the College’s Personalized Achievement Contract (PACT) program. PACT is a nationally recognized mentoring program that serves as a model for student success. 877-MERCY-GO.

Your PACT mentor is your point person who helps you navigate college life. Your mentor will help you understand and apply for financial aid, choose the right major, select and register for classes, track your academic progress, develop leadership skills, land an internship, and prepare for job interviews.

A Desired Campus Environment
The breathtaking natural environment on the Hudson River distinguishes Mercy’s scenic campus in the picturesque village of Dobbs Ferry.  Our Dobbs Ferry students enjoy all the nearby shopping and restaurants, just steps from campus, as well as biking, jogging a walk along the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail that runs through campus. A Metro-North train station, located on campus, makes New York City accessible in less than 30 minutes. Examine art at the MoMA, experience Broadway, ice skate at Bryant Park, discover opera at the Met, catch a game at Yankee Stadium or Citi Field, explore Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Botanical Gardens, and gain experience with countless internship and job opportunities.  Our Manhattan Campus is in the heart of New York City in Herald Square and is close to everything the city has to offer including shopping, restaurants, museums and more. Our Bronx Campus is located in the bustling Hutchinson Metro Center near restaurants and stores. From sprawling scenic surroundings to bustling urban areas, there’s a Mercy College campus for everyone.  In Yorktown Heights, students have easy access to Northern Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess and Fairfield Counties. They also are right next to Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park, which offers extensive outdoor recreational activities.


Mercy’s costs are, on average, about 50 percent less than other privates colleges in the area.  Mercy also works hard to help you identify and secure all the funding available to you, including New York State and federal grants.  We offer a variety of programs to help you pay for your education – from scholarships to grants to work-study programs – and our team of financial experts are here to work with you to help you reach your educational goals. Mercy’s average student debt for undergraduates (2013-2014) was 26 percent lower than the New York State average.

Other Distinctions

Mercy College is recognized by the White House as a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education,” by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic Serving Institution, is designated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as “Yellow Ribbon School” and consistently recognized as one of the top schools for veterans and their families.

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Undergraduate and Graduate Business Administration
Undergraduate and Graduate Cybersecurity
Undergraduate International Relations and Diplomacy
Undergraduate Music Industry and Technology
Graduate Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy Doctorate
Undergraduate and Graduate Accounting
Undergraduate Veterinary Technology
Undergraduate Exercise Science/Health Science
Undergraduate Computer Science and Computer Information Systems
Undergraduate Computer Arts and Design; Media Studies
Undergraduate and Graduate Communication Studies, Communication Disorders

Institution Demographics

  • Total enrollment: estimated 11,000
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 7,157
  • Graduate enrollment: Between 3000 and 4000
  • International Student Enrollment: undergraduate _estimated 98,  graduate _estimated 55
  • Male 31 %, Female 69%
  • Faculty-student ratio: 17:1
  • Faculty: Full-Time ­­­­_198, Part-Time __570
  • Number of countries represented on campus: __46
  • Top five countries represented on campus: China, Nigeria, Brazil, Norway, South Korea
  • 12 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 88 percent of students live off campus.
  • In sports, Mercy College is part of the NCAA II.

English as a Second Language Program and Services

Mercy College offers an English as a Second Language (ESL) conditional admission program through our partner, Manhattan Language. Conditional admission is simple: you can attain English proficiency at Manhattan Language and then transfer to Mercy College after completing a TOEFL Preparation course.

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International Student Housing Options

At Mercy College living on campus is a safe, convenient and affordable option. On-campus housing is specifically designed to keep students connected and secure, featuring a computer lab, two wireless lounges with television, pool tables, kitchen facilities and a fitness room. Currently, housing is only available on the Dobbs Ferry campus, but international student housing may potentially be available in Manhattan in the future.


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First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students




Visa Information

Mercy College issues forms I-20 for F-1 student visas only.

Students must complete a year of study before being eligible for apply for CPT.

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students

International students pay the same tuition and fees as their domestic peers. More information go to

Estimated $8,886.00 per term ($17,772 per school year), plus estimated $5,000 per term ($10,000 per school year) for housing.

Financial Aid

International undergraduate students are eligible for scholarships under the following conditions: the student (1) graduate from a U.S. high school, (2) transferred to Mercy College from an American college or university with 24 or more credits and 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, (3) is a member of PTK or ABG at their community college, (4) qualifies for NCAA division II athletic scholarship. Certain graduate programs may have scholarship, but they are limited and highly competitive. All students are automatically considered for scholarship. There is not a separate application.

Student Activities and Campus Life


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