Mercy College

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Mercy College can be found in Dobbs Ferry, NY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 12,000 students enrolled per year at Mercy College.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores at Mercy College. A score between 890 - 1080 on the SAT exam, or 17 - 24 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the Mercy College average GPA (2.80 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of around 82% with 18% of applicants deciding to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Mercy College acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 74%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Mercy College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Mercy College was reported as 81.6% in Fall 2020 with over 6,720 college applications submitted to Mercy College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 17 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Mercy College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Mercy College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Mercy College has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 77.7%
  • 2017-2018: 78.7%
  • 2018-2019: 79.4%
  • 2019-2020: 81.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 74.3%

How Does Mercy College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Mercy College is forty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
CUNY Lehman College37.8%
Fordham University45.9%
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus92.2%
Yeshiva University55.4%
CUNY City College46.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Mercy College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 540
Math440 - 540
Total Score890 - 1080
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 27
Math16 - 23
Composite Score17 - 24
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