Mercy College

Manhattan 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 Manhattan Campus, is strategically located in heart of Manhattan at the Herald Square. It is convenient for everyone who either lives or works in New York City or the surrounding boroughs. The 22 classrooms, student lounge, learning center, library, computer lab and Roy Disney Studio for Animation Studies are available for you. Take advantage of career counseling and employment services, student clubs and organizations, honor societies and networking functions. Study options will include accelerated study, distance learning, ESL, honors, independent study, internships and weekend courses.

66 West 35th St., New York, NY 10001

All applications for Admission should be sent 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.


All athletics are run out of the Dobbs Ferry campus. All students at any campus are welcome to participate.

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 Manhattan Campus include: Etiquette du Style Fashion Club, Honors Student Association, Mercy College Manhattan ROTORACT Club, Show No Mercy Dance Team Manhattan

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): 871 (Full-time: 190 men, 605 women; Part-time: 18 men, 58 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 298 (Full-time: 74 men, 139 women; Part-time: 19 men, 66 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