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Mercy College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Mercy is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

52 Undergraduate Degrees
36 Graduate Degrees
$31,196 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
79% Acceptance Rate

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Mercy College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Mercy has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#143 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Mercy.

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Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Mercy has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual
#42 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#83 Best Healthcare Bachelor’s Degree Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#84 Best Nursing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is Mercy College?

Location of Mercy College

Contact details for Mercy are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Phone: 800-637-2969

How Do I Get Into Mercy?

You can apply to Mercy online at:

Admission Requirements for Mercy

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Mercy?

79% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Mercy College is 79%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 72%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.

Can I Afford Mercy College?

$31,196 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
8.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Mercy is $31,196. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Mercy, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $6,519 a year. That adds up to $26,076 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mercy is 8.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Mercy College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,223 Full-Time Undergraduates
70% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,993 undergraduate students at Mercy, with 6,223 being full-time and 1,770 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Mercy

There are also 2,564 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,223 full-time undergraduates at Mercy, 30% are male and 70% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Mercy

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mercy College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mercy Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 250
Black or African American 1,633
Hispanic or Latino 2,564
White 1,039
International Students 72
Other Races/Ethnicities 665

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Mercy College. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 65 countries are represented at Mercy. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Norway.

Online Learning at Mercy College

1,147 Took All Classes Online
3,680 Took At Least One Class Online
-14.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 14 bachelor’s degree and 25 master’s degree programs available online at Mercy. In 2017-2018, 3,680 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Mercy has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 14th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Mercy

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mercy College was -14.9%. This is the #1,834 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Mercy regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Mercy ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Mercy.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing #30
Nursing Education #73
Nursing Administration #85

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Mercy College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 30 0 30
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 22 0 22
Nursing Administration 0 20 20
Nursing Education 0 16 16
TOTAL 52 36 88


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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