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About Mercy

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Our Mission

Mercy University is committed to providing motivated students the opportunity to transform their lives through higher education by offering liberal arts and professional programs in personalized and high quality learning environments, thus preparing students to embark on rewarding careers, to continue learning throughout their lives and to act ethically and responsibly in a changing world.

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Explore Our Campus Facilities

Learn about our different campuses, including Dobbs Ferry, Manhattan, and Bronx.  Here you will find information about parking, campus operations, safety and emergency response plans for each of our facilities. 

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A Mission in Action

Mercy University believes that no matter where you're from, or what you look like, you deserve access to an education.  It is that mission that drives us in everything we do.  For us, being Open to Whoever You Are is not just a tagline, it is a way of life.

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Mercy University Fast Facts



Dobbs Ferry (Main Campus 66 acres), Manhattan, Bronx


Susan L. Parish


Bachelor's and Master's and Doctoral
More than 100 degrees and programs available

Online Learning

More than 40 degree programs

Six Schools

Health & Natural Sciences
Liberal Arts
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Student Clubs & Organizations

Over 40 student clubs, including Mercy's award-winning student paper, The Impact, and 15 honor societies


225 full-time professors with a majority holding the highest degree in their respective fields
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Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is 15:1
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Student Body

Full-Time Undergraduates: 70% of student body
Total enrollment: 8,615
72% Female, 28% Male
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About than 70,000 alumni

Student Geographic Distribution

96% of our students call the tri-state area home, with our other students coming from 40 states and 51 countries

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10 men's and women's teams in NCAA Division II sports


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School Colors

Blue & White

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Campus Safety

We pledge to protect our community in order to maintain a secure and open environment that fosters learning and growth.

Visit the Mercy University Department of Campus Safety to learn more about what we're doing support our Mercy family.

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Latest News

President Parish receives the President's Medal at her inauguration

Friday September 22, 2023

Mercy University Celebrates Inauguration of Susan L. Parish as its 13th President

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Thursday September 21, 2023

Sculpture by Famed Puerto Rican Artist is Permanently Installed at Mercy University Westchester Campus

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Tuesday September 19, 2023

Mercy’s Maverick Magazine Wins Prestigious Graphic Design National Award

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