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Dobbs Ferry (main campus, 66 acres), Manhattan, Bronx, Yorktown Heights and online

Founding Date



Timothy L. Hall


Accredited, private, nonsectarian, coeducational college

Five Schools

School of Business; School of Education; School of Health and Natural Sciences; School of Liberal Arts; School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Online Learning

40 degree programs


198 full-time professors with a significant majority holding the highest degree in their respective fields, Fulbright Scholars, published and national best-selling authors, and experts

Student Body

Full-time undergraduates: 5,392; Total enrollment, including full-time and part-time undergraduates and graduates: approximately 11,295; 27 percent male, 73 percent female

Student Geographic Distribution

50 states, 48 countries


Bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 90 programs (including 40 programs online), a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and certificate programs

Class Size

92 percent of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students and 50 percent have fewer than 20 students


More than 47,100 alumni who have been awarded more than 54,300 distinct degrees


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

Student Clubs & Organizations

30 student clubs, including Mercy's award-winning student paper, The Impact, and 17 honor societies


Maverick (also known as "Mavie" or "Mav")

School Colors

Blue and white