About Mercy College

Founded in 1950, Mercy College. is a Private college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 7,157 full time undergraduate students, and 2,942 full time graduate students.

The Mercy College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 210 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Mercy College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate77%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,16% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Mercy College.

10%
“We”re apathetic”
27%
“We know about current events and vote”
60%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
30%
“Sometimes, but not often”
53%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
7%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
7%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
83%
“I feel extremely safe”
27%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
27%
“We bought the gear”
45%
“We live for the big game”
20%
“It”s not really our thing”
27%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
43%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
17%
“Available in class”
37%
“They keep regular office hours”
43%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
30%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
3%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
40%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
13%
“We only party on weekends”
13%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
43%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
43%
“There might be people who do”
3%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
10%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
10%
“We”re apathetic”
27%
“We know about current events and vote”
60%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
30%
“Sometimes, but not often”
53%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
7%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
7%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
83%
“I feel extremely safe”
27%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
27%
“We bought the gear”
45%
“We live for the big game”
20%
“It”s not really our thing”
27%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
43%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
17%
“Available in class”
37%
“They keep regular office hours”
43%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
30%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
3%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
40%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
13%
“We only party on weekends”
13%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
43%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
43%
“There might be people who do”
3%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
10%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Mercy College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    49 Students rated on-campus housing 3 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    35 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    59 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    62 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    62 Students rated class size 4 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    61 Students rated school activities 3.2 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    62 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    62 Students rated academics 3.6 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Mercy College?

38 Students rated Mercy College

Adriana - 12/21/2020

I think it's a good college in it's own right. There are a lot of stuff to do around there and apparently they are pretty fun. The college looks clean and simple in a way, it's not exactly comforting but hey what are you going to do about it? All in all, its great but I'm indifferent.

Raafia - 07/01/2020

It's a pretty great school. They focus on helping their students succeed. The school helps its students navigate their way through their college careers. If you need help, it has a multitude of accessible features that can help you out. The school is also very diverse. That helps students fit in and not feel like they don't belong there. I am happy to be a student there. I know they will help me achieve my dreams.

Sheba

Mercy College is an academic where intellectuals and athletes from all walks of like can easily thrive. The class sizes are small and well adjusted. The professors are almost always available through email or have regularly scheduled office hours. Mercy College is an excellent place to pursue your degree or move on to higher education.

Jermaine

Here at Mercy College students can partake in any club and do what is needed of them in classes and sports.

Mercy College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Mercy College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Mercy College is 77%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    To Parents: I think it is very important to allow your child to research and apply to schools that they are interested in. Pushing a child one-way or the other, could result in an expensive mistake! Do the research with your child, give input and offer to visit colleges they are interested in. To Students: Find what you want in a school, but don't skim over any details. Wherever you go will be your home for as long as you stay there. Make sure to check out extra-curricular courses, as well as sports teams and available after school activities. Also check the variety of courses, because it provides the student with the ability to change their major, or pick up an unrelated minor. The best way to get real information about a school is to speak to the alumni, because most of them are going to be honest. Check out the websites of schools that you are interested in. Majority of them offer a way to contact alumni. Once you get there, be social, ask questions and find your niche. Having a good support group of friends is crucial in adjusting to your new world. Good Luck!

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  3. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When I talk about my school i normally brag about the small classroom which allows better interaction between the students and teacher. I mention the great food which is inexpensive, and i tell them about the awesome Trailway which is 5 minutes away from the campus.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Mercy College is a wonderful campus with amazing professors, students, and counclers that work together and work with the students to reach their full potential.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have known how much I would be taking out in loans before it came too close to the admissions deadline.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    my classmates at mercy college was very helpful and supportive.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about Mercy College is its reputation because a degree from there doesn't mean as much as a degree from a different institute.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    i believe that the small classes are the best about my school. And the five differnt campus'.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Mercy College is not just any regular institution. It is a place where you can study all types of fields and your professors are friendly and very helpful. I would recommend a student who is social and hard working to attend this school. A student who isn't afraid to network with other people and meet new faces often will also suceed at this college. It would also be very helpful if you socialize with your professor often so he/ she can help you reach your goals for each class.

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  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Mercy College was very financially inexpensive. I went to Sacred Heart University for my first two years, and then transferred to Mercy College. It cut the cost of tutition more than half and my experience at this school has been wonderful. The tuition cost is great and it definitely sets itself apart from other really expensive schools.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    That would the amount of work thats given at one set time, in a small time period.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for its landscape and how nice the campus is. Also their psychology and business programs. Mercy is also known for more programs that they provide for those who would like to further their education.

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who really does not want to succeed. Determination to stay focused is important.

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  14. What's the Greek scene like?

    There isn't really any frats or sororities on campus. The only housing resembling that is due to certain teams such as lacrosse having their own house to dorm in.

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  15. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    There is a big involvement with sports with many of the students attending Mercy. Although there is no football team, students play on the field hockey team, lacrosse team, baseball team, soccer team, etc.

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  16. Tell us about your professors.

    Since class sizes aren't in the fifties or hundreds, you can really have a teacher/student relationship with your professor. Professors will know your name and are dedicated to helping you succeed.

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  17. What are the academics like at your school?

    Classes are not filled with fifty or more students so you really can have a one-on-one relationship with their professor if needed. I am in the music production/technology program so I take classes based on the fundamentals of music as well as the technology and techniques involved with recording in a studio or during live performances. General education classes are focused on learning for the sake of learning, but classes within your major are definately geared towards education for job seeking.

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  18. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    The library has an extensive list of books and have helpful librarians ready to assist anyone who needs help with research or have trouble with anything in the library. They have their own cafe and a quiet section where students can really focus if need be.

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  19. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I chose to attend this school because it was one of the only schools to offer Music Production/Technology and was relatively cheap compared to tuition of offer school with this program.

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  20. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype is that this school is mostly for Vet Tech. majors or Pre Med. majors and while that is one of the more popular majors, there are many other really good programs and this school such as the Music Production/Technology program or the communications program.

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Student Body

Students

67%

female

33%

male

7,157

Total Undergrad Enrollment

2,942

Total Grad Students

11%

Out-Of-State

88%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

20

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

6%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
% Black or African-American
22%
% Hispanic/Latino
36%
% White or Caucasian
28%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

94% of students attending Mercy College receive some sort of financial aid. 65% were awarded federal grants. While 65% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$18,392

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,524

Books and Supplies

$13,500

Room and Board

33,416

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$13,140
$30 - $48K
$15,387
$48 - $75K
$18,929
$75 - $110K
$22,872
$110K & UP
$25,019

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