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Mercy College

Mercy College is the dynamic, diverse New York City area college whose students are on a personal mission: to get the most out of life by getting the most out of their education.

Founded in 1950, Mercy is a coeducational and nonsectarian college that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College challenges its faculty and staff to make higher education work for anyone hungry enough to earn a better place in life. With campuses in Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan and Yorktown Heights, the vibrancy of the College culture is sustained by a diverse student body from around the region.

A Transformative Educational Experience The College’s mission is to provide educational access for traditional and nontraditional students. These include students who may be demographically underrepresented in higher education, who have high financial need and/or view themselves as first-generation college students. Mercy challenges each of its undergraduate and graduate students to exceed their personal and intellectual expectations. Mercy’s graduates demonstrate success and confidence across professional and vocational spectrums, and the impact they have in their communities or around the globe is testament to an empowering educational experience.

Mercy’s vibrant academic community places a high value on learning outside of the classroom with real-world experiences. This approach to scholarship encourages students to apply what they learn in the classroom with life after graduation. Mercy’s world-renowned faculty work closely with students on these projects.

Mercy is committed to connecting students with the world. The College has a rich tradition of community service through the “Mercy Gives Back” initiative, which encourages students to participate in, and lead, service-learning opportunities. This is a reflection of Mercy’s history and the values contained in the Mercy College seal (Inserviendo Consumere, consumed in service). On-campus events and international travel experiences help students discover and appreciate cultures far from home. Our graduates are engaged citizens.

The PACT Advantage Committed to supporting students throughout their education, Mercy College offers a personalized learning experience that includes the College’s Personalized Achievement Contract (PACT) program. PACT is a nationally recognized mentoring program that serves as a model for student success. 877-MERCY-GO.

Your PACT mentor is your point person who helps you navigate college life. Your mentor will help you understand and apply for financial aid, choose the right major, select and register for classes, track your academic progress, develop leadership skills, land an internship, and prepare for job interviews.

A Desired Campus Environment The breathtaking natural environment on the Hudson River distinguishes Mercy’s scenic campus in the picturesque village of Dobbs Ferry. Our Dobbs Ferry students enjoy all the nearby shopping and restaurants, just steps from campus, as well as biking, jogging a walk along the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail that runs through campus. A Metro-North train station, located on campus, makes New York City accessible in less than 30 minutes. Examine art at the MoMA, experience Broadway, ice skate at Bryant Park, discover opera at the Met, catch a game at Yankee Stadium or Citi Field, explore Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Botanical Gardens, and gain experience with countless internship and job opportunities. Our Manhattan Campus is in the heart of New York City in Herald Square and is close to everything the city has to offer including shopping, restaurants, museums and more. Our Bronx Campus is located in the bustling Hutchinson Metro Center near restaurants and stores. From sprawling scenic surroundings to bustling urban areas, there’s a Mercy College campus for everyone. In Yorktown Heights, students have easy access to Northern Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess and Fairfield Counties. They also are right next to Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park, which offers extensive outdoor recreational activities.


Mercy’s costs are, on average, about 50 percent less than other privates colleges in the area. Mercy also works hard to help you identify and secure all the funding available to you, including New York State and federal grants. We offer a variety of programs to help you pay for your education – from scholarships to grants to work-study programs – and our team of financial experts are here to work with you to help you reach your educational goals. Mercy’s average student debt for undergraduates (2013-2014) was 26 percent lower than the New York State average.

Other Distinctions

Mercy College is recognized by the White House as a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education,” by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic Serving Institution, is designated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as “Yellow Ribbon School” and consistently recognized as one of the top schools for veterans and their families.


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