Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Phone: (877) 637-2946
$17,360 tuition and fees
rolling application deadline
Mercy College is a private institution that was founded in 1950. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,053, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 45 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Mercy College's ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $17,360 (2011-12).
School mission (as provided by the school):
Founded in 1950, the main campus of Mercy College is located on the picturesque Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry, New York. 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.
Students receive individualized, customized attention with a student to faculty ratio of 18:1. The faculty includes Fulbright Scholars, published authors and national authorities in their fields who are dedicated to excellence in teaching. As experts, they bring timely, relevant, real-world experience into the classroom, blending theory with practice.
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; ranked in Cool Colleges publication 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
Year founded - 1950
Religious affiliation - N/A
Academic calendar - semester
Setting - suburban
2010 Endowment - $23,521,614
Selectivity - less selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate - 60%
Application deadline - rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by - N/A
Class sizes -
Student-faculty ratio - 18:1
4-year graduation rate - 18% - Low
Five most popular majors for 2010 graduates -
Social Sciences 28% Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21% Health Professions and Related Programs 18% Psychology 11% Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 5%