Mercy College: Narrative Description

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555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522-1189
Tel: (914)693-4500; 800-MERCY-NY; Admissions: (914)674-7462; Fax: (914)674-7382; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1951. Setting: 60-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $24 million. Total enrollment: 10,395. Faculty: 989 (238 full-time, 751 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 2,708 applied. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 5% from top quarter, 45% from top half. Full-time: 1,787 students, 31% women, 69% men. Part-time: 4,421 students, 37% women, 63% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 49 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 30% Hispanic, 27% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 58% 25 or older, 19% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Westchester Conservatory of Music, New York Medical College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation. Recommended: interview, SAT I. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $19,024 includes full-time tuition ($10,700), mandatory fees ($144), and college room and board ($8180). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $450 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $6 per credit.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Latin American Student Association, African Descendants of One Mind, Veterinarian Technology Club, The Reporters Impact, Resident Student Association. Major annual events: Campus Conversations with the President, Korean Food Festival, Hispanic Food Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. Option: coed housing available. Mercy College Library with 322,610 books, 1,765 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 138 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Population 10,353. Primarily a residential community, Dobbs Ferry is located on the banks of the Hudson River and is 15 miles from New York City.

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