Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry

Dobbs Ferry, NY

(Rating 2.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Mercy College offers 240-degree programs and 138 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 3 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 72%. 27% are women, and 73% are men. Mercy College is a member of 4 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Mercy College is 14384$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $22470 and $34858 per year. 31% of full-time Mercy College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $36,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Mercy College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$14,384
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Mercy College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,765
$30,001 - $48,000$14,499
$48,001 - $75,000$18,304
$75,001 - $110,000$22,102
$110,001+$23,573

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Admission test scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 9350

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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9%

Types of financial aids

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4785 of Mercy College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 60 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Mercy College number 59 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New York.

Students at Mercy College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$36,800

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Mercy College.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball

Graduation Rate

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31%
BELOW AVERAGE

Mercy College graduation rate is below the national average.

31% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Mercy College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

6 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Admission test scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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72%

In comparison to National Average

Mercy College acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 5% only.

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72%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Mercy College acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 5% only.

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72%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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18%

Total

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18%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

76%

Part-time retention rate

30%

The Mercy College full-time retention rate is 76% and part-time retention rate is 30%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Mercy College is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

17:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

47

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Mercy College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Mercy College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New York.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Mercy College - Dobbs Ferry Campus

The campus located by 555 Broadway address in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

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Mercy College - Dobbs Ferry Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Mercy College with 0.06% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Mercy College - Dobbs Ferry Campus are burglary and aggravated assault.

The percentage of crimes on Mercy College - Bronx Campus

The campus located by 1200 Waters Place address in Bronx, New York.

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Mercy College - Bronx Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Mercy College with 0.07% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Mercy College - Bronx Campus are aggravated assault, motor vehicle theft, and burglary.

The percentage of crimes on Mercy College - NYC Campus

The campus located by 66 West 35Th Street address in New York, New York.

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Mercy College - NYC Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Mercy College with 0.03% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Mercy College - NYC Campus are aggravated assault and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Mercy College offers 240 programs in total: 109 are for Bachelor's degree, 89 - for Master's degree, 15 - for Associate's degree, 15 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 6 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

This is one of the highest number of programs in comparison with other 25 universities in Westchester county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree and Master's degree programs offered. Mercy College is one of the few institutions in Westchester that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 138 distance learning programs that are provided in the Mercy College: 67 are for Master's degree, 48 - for Bachelor's degree, 12 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 9 - for Associate's degree and 2 are Post-master's certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New York state average data to help you compare.

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Mercy College provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 6071 students with 182139 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 2428 with 58265 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 94 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Mercy College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

PLEASE DON'T GO HERE. I'm a former student who went here for freshman year, and because of that I had to restart freshman year at another school. The rooms are filthy, there are roaches, the students smoke weed all night and the RA's do NOTHING about it. If you want to speak with me about it message me.. I went to the hospital after being here because I got severe panic attacks and even the man who drove me said "atleast I get to leave work" this school is not for the faint hearted

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Rude professors. Unorganized staff. High tuition. Misleading promises. Staff replacements way too often. Staff quits all the time. Pact counselors don't respond to emails. You have to call supervisors to get answers. Financial aid comes late. Diverse but discrimination is common. Online programs aren't online programs. There's a sense of " you can't because..." from everyone. Go to a community college. Boost grades. Transfer to a better college. Just don't go here, it's horrible.

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Overall Rating:

Mercy College and the overall experience has been grand. I was a transfer and they accepted most to all of my credits, and the PACT officers and head of departments have had have been more helpful than I could ever imagine. I have to say however, that the program I am in caters more the those who are already working in the field. As someone who is not yet there, and focusing on my studies first, I feel I am struggling to keep up. I also came from WCC which had its own problems. However, they had a HUGE student community. Here I have to say the lack of student events, club run activities, or even openness of club activity is a bit of a let down.

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Overall Rating:

Due to my circumstances, I needed to go to Mercy College, and to be honest I was not expecting much. But I have been proven wrong and ever since the first day of my first semester I feel fully embodied in a large, yet humble community of caring, friendly people. I know that that's a typical thing to say and that it can apply for "any college", but it really doesn't feel like a college at all. It's fun, really. There are tons of events filling the event calendar, allowing for tons of student engagement. There's free tutoring for every student in any subject. And being a residential student, the dorms and campus are amazing- my single room still impresses me to date. This campus (Dobbs Ferry) in particular has 2 cafes. I prefer Victory Cafe because it's food is overall of higher quality, but then again Hudson View is much more convenient. Both are great, although service can be sorta slow sometimes.The programs are great too. It's my freshman year here and I already have a job on campus, as well as now being part of a TPA group where I have 3 advisors who help me on my way to becoming what I want to be in career terms. People said highschool would be fun, but college would be hard and boring. They were wrong. I'm already having what is so far the greatest time of my life, and it's easy too."There is no form of intercampus transportation" but there is? There are multiple shuttles that you can take for absolutely free. "Bronx campus is frowned upon" no it isn't? Many students go to the Bronx campus.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I cannot believe the unprofessionalism of this school. Eager students apply to the school in hopes of atleast hearing some information back but this school does NOT do that. My husband who applied to Mercy’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program spent precious time working tirelessly to achieve all the necesarry pre requisites, letters of recommendations, volunteer hours, spending hundreds of dollars on applications, travelling for inteviews ALL FOR NOT EVEN AN EMAIL, PHONE CALL OR LETTER saying anything. We have reached out plenty and no one “ knows anything.” I am just in shock at how a “Doctorate Program” runs so unethically.

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Location & Website

Address: 555 Broadway

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8006372969

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: mercy.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

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Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page

Student-Right-to-Know student athlete graduation rate: Go to the page

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