Mercy College Admissions

Costs, Acceptance Rate, Tuition, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Mercy College
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Mercy College Admissions Overview:

Mercy College had an acceptance rate of 78% in 2016. As part of the admissions process, students will need to submit an application, along with additional materials such as transcripts and resumes. Admissions at Mercy College are holistic, so the school takes many factors into account when making admissions decisions.

Admissions Data (2016):

Mercy College Description:

Mercy College is a private, four-year college in Dobbs Ferry, New York, with additional locations in Bronx, Manhattan, and Yorktown Heights. Mercy students can choose from a variety of student clubs and organizations, intramural sports, and intercollegiate athletics. The Mercy College Mavericks compete in the NCAA Division II East Coast Conference. The college fields 10 varsity sports. On the academic front, Mercy has a strong health professions program as well as 90+ other degree options. The college offers over 200 classes and 25 degree courses online. Academics are supported by an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Mercy has an active honors program that issues a laptop computer to every student. Honors students also have smaller than average class sizes and priority registration.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 10,099 (7,157 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 33% Male / 67% Female
  • 72% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $18,392
  • Books: $1,524 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,500
  • Other Expenses: $3,032
  • Total Cost: $36,448

Mercy College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 88%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,604
    • Loans: $6,573

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Health Professions, Nursing, Psychology, Social Sciences

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 16%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 20%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 40%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Mercy College Mission Statement:

"Mercy College is committed to providing motivated students the opportunity to transform their lives through higher education by offering liberal arts and professional programs in personalized and high quality learning environments, thus preparing students to embark on rewarding careers, to continue learning throughout their lives and to act ethically and responsibly in a changing world."

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