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About Mercy College

Mercy is known for its high-quality education, the personalized experience it provides to students, its talented faculty, the beauty of its setting and closeness to New York City, and its affordability.

You will also know Mercy by the accomplished professionals you meet who have graduated from here—women and men who are leaders in their chosen professions, be it education, business, the arts, professional sports or civic life, and who are committed to making a difference.

Mercy College is a four-year private institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy as a junior college in 1950 and it became a four-year college in 1961.

A Transformative Educational Experience
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
Mercy College has made a commitment to your future. From the moment you are accepted, to the moment you graduate and begin your career, you will have a personal mentor assigned to you to advise you and inspire you to reach your potential.

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.

Most PACT mentors and students develop lifelong friendships and stay in touch after graduation.

A Desired Campus Environment
The breathtaking natural environment on the Hudson River distinguishes Mercy’s scenic campus in the picturesque village of Dobbs Ferry.  Dobbs Ferry’s main street, just steps from campus, offers charming restaurants, boutiques, shopping, coffee shops and a vibrant community life.

A Metro-North train station, located on campus, makes New York City accessible. You arrive in the heart of Manhattan, at Grand Central Station, 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.

Mercy’s other campuses, located in Manhattan, the Bronx and Yorktown Heights, offer flexibility and convenience.

Mercy offers one of the lowest private college tuition rates in the nation, and the lowest in New York State. The College also provides generous scholarship packages to high-achieving students. Whether students are residential or commuting, they will discover a wealth of opportunities and an enriching college experience at a fraction of the average national cost.