Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry Campus

Campus Description

Founded in 1950, Mercy College is a private, not-for-profit higher education institution. Mercy College offers a quality liberal arts and professional education within its five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College's main campus encompasses 66 acres alongside the picturesque Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry, NY, a suburb of Westchester County, 25 miles north of New York City. The Dobbs Ferry campus offers athletic programs and residence halls for students. The College's athletic facilities are located at the Dobbs Ferry Campus, including five outdoor tennis courts, a swimming pool, a state of the art turf field for soccer, baseball, lacrosse, and field hockey. Mercy College is currently building a new 350-bed residence hall and student commons on the Dobbs Ferry campus, including a 5,000 square-foot fitness center, Starbucks Cafe, convenience store, and community meeting and louge spaces. The library at the main campus serves as the nucleus of the Mercy College network. Students at all locations have access to the main library, which houses a total collection of more than 215,000 volumes as well as extensive audio-visual materials.

555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Send all admissions applications to Mercy College, Office of Admissions, 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Toll-free 877.MERCY.GO

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Degrees Offered

More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs including AS, AAS, BA, BS, MA, MBA, MS, MSW and DPT.


Mercy College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level and a member of the East Coast Conference. The College offers intercollegiate, intramural and recreational sports. All full-time students (at least 12 credits) in good academic standing are eligible to try out for college teams. Freshmen who qualify under NCAA eligibility rules are immediately eligible for varsity competition, and transfer students are welcomed under provisions of the regulations of the NCAA. Men's athletic teams include baseball, basketball, lacrosse and soccer. Women's athletic teams compete in basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball and volleyball. The baseball, lacrosse, soccer and field hockey teams, in addition to numerous local community high school and youth groups, play on a new, eco-friendly turf field on the Dobbs Ferry campus, overlooking the Hudson River.

Facilities: Victory Gym, Mercy Gym (men's and women's basketball, and women's volleyball), Mavericks Field - brand-new Turf field (men's and women's soccer, field hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, baseball), Outdoor handball courts, Smith Field (softball), Outdoor basketball courts, Fitness center (in Victory Hall), Tennis courts.

Clubs and Activities

Mercy College has both Academic and Social Clubs available for students. Our clubs are as diverse as our students-from art to dance to charity to modeling Mercy College pushes its students to strive for success in all their interests. Some of our current Social Clubs are: Black Student Union (BSU), Caribbean Student Association (CSA), Intensified Image Dance Team, Lions Club, Mercy College Models (MCM), No Mercy: Step Team, Anime Club, CAPCCC Child Abuse Prevention Center Collegiate Club, Cheerleading, GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) Club, HELP Campus Ministry Club, Maverick Society, Performing Faces Drama Club of Mercy College, ROTARACT Club, S.A.D.D. Club, Science Club, Veterans Club

Activities Include: Activities Expo, Asian Art, Bead Necklaces, Black History Month Movie, Book Drive, Caricaturist, Coat Drive, Cotton Candy, Dog Tags, End of Year Luncheon, Food Drive, Holiday Desserts, Holiday Party, License Plate Art, Manicures, Massage Therapy

At Mercy College your education does not stop in the classroom. Our academic clubs foster mentorship, professional networking, student community and events to give you the behind-the-scenes expertise for your future career. Clubs based at the Dobbs Ferry Campus include: Accounting Society, Billiards Club, Black Student Union (BSU), Caribbean Student Association (CSA), Colleges Against Cancer, Dance Club, ENVISAJ, Exercise Science Club, Fast Forward Entertainment, Finance Club, GLOWUP, HELP Campus Ministry Club, Marketing Club, Maverick Society, Mercy Style Maverick Magazine, Model United Nations Team, Muslim Student Association, National Society of Collegiate Scholars of Mercy College, National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, ROTARACT Club, S.A.D.D. Club, Spirit Squad, Student Government Association, Student Veterans Club, The Impact Student Newspaper, Veterinary Technology Club, Video Game Club

Featured Programs

The Mercy College Honors Program offers unique preparation for high achieving students through exceptional academic challenges, an enriched learning experience, and engaging co-curricular activities. The Mercy College Personalized Achievement Contract (PACT) is a visionary program designed to maximize student success through a comprehensive collaboration between the student and Mercy College. PACT students are provided professional mentors who facilitate integrated support for academic, career, and personal growth. Together, student and mentor create a customized plan designed to guarantee academic excellence.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 3,431 (Full-time: 1,090 men, 1,863 women; Part-time: 136 men, 342 women).
Graduate (Matriculated): 889 (Full-time: 134 men, 422; Part-time: 84 men, 249 women)

All campuses - 59% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
All campuses - 41% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American21.1% (all campuses)22.2% (all campuses)
% Asian3.7% (all campuses)4.2% (all campuses)
% Hispanic / Latino32.6% (all campuses)20.8% (all campuses)
% White, Non-Hispanic31.5% (all campuses)45.5% (all campuses)
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0.2% (all campuses)0.2% (all campuses)
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0.2% (all campuses)0.2% (all campuses)
% International / Nonresident Alien1.1% (all campuses)1.7% (all campuses)
% Two or more races1.6% (all campuses)1.2% (all campuses)
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity7.9% (all campuses)4.0% (all campuses)

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$18,076 per year (fees vary), or $735 per credit
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$13,700 double occupancy (dormitory facilities available at the Dobbs Ferry Campus)
Room Only:
$9,350 (double occupancy)

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- rolling; spring- rolling
Transfer Applications:
fall- rolling; spring- rolling; summer- rolling

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):
fall- rolling, February 15 priority; spring- rolling, November 1 priority

Application Requirements

Freshmen: College's application; HS transcript or GED; recommendation letter from counselor or school official; $40 fee
Transfers: College's application; HS transcript or GED; college transcript; recommendation letter; $40 fee
International: College's application; TOEFL; HS transcript or GED; recommendation letter from counselor or school official; $40 fee
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Academic and Athletic Scholarships