Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1950, Mercy College became a four-year college offering programs leading to the baccalaureate degree in 1961. The College was accredited by the Middle States Association’s Commission on Higher Education in 1968.
Mercy College 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.
At the heart of Mercy College is its dedication to the motivated student, and the College’s commitment to quality, student support, and affordability - as well as innovation - remains as strong today as ever.
Career and Professional Development at Mercy College teaches career readiness with the goal of each student developing lifelong career management skills. We collaborate with faculty and staff across the college to provide the tools, training, and exposure to opportunities that empower our students to take ownership of their career success.
The Office of Student Accounts is responsible for student billing and revenue collection. Student Accounts oversees monthly payment plans, discounts, deferred tuition payments, special programs, refunds, collection of past due student accounts and all departmental transactions.
We strive to:
Mercy College has experienced record breaking enrollment creating a Residential Life community that is vibrant and in high demand. Mercy College offers different housing accommodation options that allow students to thrive within the residential community.
With the construction of our new building all residents have access to more gathering and study areas, a student commons that includes a Starbucks Cafe and convenience store, as well as a 5,000 square foot fitness center. In addition, we have a newly constructed pedestrian quad and exterior gathering areas!
The Mercy College libraries serve students, faculty, staff and alumni of the College. The main library at the Dobbs Ferry Campus holds the majority of collections and supplements those at three branch campus libraries (Bronx, Manhattan and Yorktown Heights) through a timely shipping and delivery system.
The Mercy College IT Services department is available to all faculty, staff and students who are using college resources and require technical support.
We support various software and systems including:
The goal of the Office of Campus Safety is to protect the Mercy College community and to reduce campus crime. Being responsible for your own personal safety and property and the reporting of suspicious activity is the best way to accomplish this. Campus Safety officers are available 24 hours a day to assist you.
The Dobbs Ferry campus overlooks the Hudson River and features five modern, air-conditioned buildings. Numerous parking lots that are both safe and conveniently located. Hot and cold meals are available on campus.
The College's athletic facilities are located at the Dobbs Ferry campus, and include five outdoor tennis courts, a swimming pool, a soccer/baseball field and a running track.
Student life at Mercy College is not just about classes, tests and grades. To make the most of your college experience, get involved with the many clubs, organizations, programs and activities available on campus. Make the next few years the best years of your life!