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Mercy College

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Study abroad at Mercy College

Mercy College is a prestigious institution located in the city of New York - one of the world's most exciting cities. Over 10,000 students are currently studying at the College. Mercy College has beautiful campuses in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Dobbs Ferry.

The College strives to equip students from across the world with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in today’s world. Mercy College’s exceptional staff have fostered a supportive and caring environment to help students reach their full potential.

International students can choose from a wide variety of programs at Mercy College. It offers many courses across a range of different subjects and levels. There’s everything from business analytics to design and animation.

Mercy College’s awesome campuses house brilliant facilities like great libraries, convenient dining areas, handy bookstores, career development initiatives, student wellness services, and wonderful social zones to name a few.

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Why study at Mercy College?

  • Multicultural environment

    Students from around the world study at Mercy College

  • Leading staff

    Learn from leading academics and professors

  • Amazing location

    New York City is packed with fantastic opportunities

Life as an international student

International students enrolled at Mercy College hail from diverse backgrounds. Over 55 nationalities are currently represented on campus. The vibe is incredibly cosmopolitan and vibrant - overseas students are welcomed with open arms.

The College’s friendly international office is always available to assist international students with anything they need. Whether you need visa guidance or need help adjusting to American culture, no query is too big or small.

There’s a host of student clubs and activities for international students to enjoy at Mercy College. There’s everything from sports and politics organizations to religion and arts societies - there’s something for every passion.

What Mercy College says

  • Brian Lim

    Brian Lim

    Mercy College Director of International Programs and Admissions
    Brian Lim says

    Mercy College will help position international students for success with access to all New York City has to offer. The College is located on three campuses in the New York City area – Manhattan, Dobbs Ferry, and the Bronx. While we are located in New York City, Mercy prides itself on being open to students from all economic backgrounds and maintains a tuition rate of about $20,000 per year – one of the most affordable rates in the city!

    At Mercy, international students will be joining a community of 10,000 students from 40 states in the US and over 50 countries around the world who study, learn, and have fun together. Countries represented on campus include Norway, Spain, Sweden, Albania, Japan, China, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, and many more.

    Aside from our prime location, the best thing about Mercy is the student experience and flexibility that comes with a Mercy degree. With over 100 programs to choose from in Business, Social Sciences, Health and Natural Sciences, Information Technology, Liberal Arts, and more, international students may enter Mercy as a business student and leave with a double major in business and computer science.

    We like to say Mercy offers the “5 P’s” that make us different:

    • People: Faculty with real professional experience
    • Place: New York City
    • Personal Attention: Small class sizes and individualized mentorship
    • Practical Education: Experiential learning and internships
    • Placement: 90%+ and many at Fortune 500 companies

    Mercy's three campuses are all unique! Dobbs Ferry, our traditional campus just outside New York City, overlooks the scenic Hudson River and is home to many of our academic programs, NCAA Division II Athletics, residential life, international student services, clubs, and activities. State-of-the-art facilities include the Clinical Health and Simulation Labs, design & animation studios, business trading floor, music and recording studios, and a 5,000 square foot fitness center.

    If you prefer the city, the Mercy Manhattan campus is located across the street from the Empire State Building and was newly renovated for Fall 2020. Dorm34, our brand-new residences, are open, along with city versions of all the facilities, clubs, student support, and opportunities offered in Dobbs Ferry – not to mention, Mercy Manhattan is just a walk or short subway ride away from countless internship and career opportunities.

    The Bronx campus offers many popular degree concentrations to help you jump-start your career. Prepare for a career in fields such as business, IT, social work, and more. Join a close-knit community of students on a state-of-the-art, centrally located campus, featuring state-of-the-art labs, student lounges, veterans center, and more.

    PACT Mentors (Personalized Achievement Contract) are here to support all students from the first day at Mercy through graduation. Not sure where to go or who to reach out to with questions? PACT Mentors will help students every step of the way, enrolling in classes, building interview skills, presenting networking opportunities, and assisting in obtaining internships and jobs in today’s leading industries. PACT and other Student Support Services departments work together to give our students the best possible Mercy experience.

    International students are welcome to work during and after their academic journey at Mercy. We support international students applying for on-campus jobs, CPT, and OPT. Through our 9 STEM programs, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for up to three years of work authorization following graduation, and many of our programs have internships built into the curriculum.

    Our Biology, Nursing, Psychology, Journalism, Business, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, and more offer hands-on experience and credit-bearing internships throughout. Our School of Business boasts a 94% employment rate and students hold positions at Bank of America, CNN, CBS, Ernst and Young, Amazon, Google, Blue Sky, and more.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Museum
    • Quiet Areas
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
  • Fitness Centre
    • Fitness Classes
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Treatment Rooms
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of volleyball courts
    • No. of Tennis Courts
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    • No. of Basketball Courts
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
    • Loan Laptops
  • Tutoring Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Emergency Contraception
    • Travel Vaccinations
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
    • Bike Rental
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 65
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
    • Restaurants

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Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: US$21,236 per year
  • Graduate tuition: from US$11,316 to $37,044 per year


International Undergraduate Scholarships and Grant

International Undergraduate Academic Merit Scholarships are offered to international undergraduate students to encourage academic excellence and student leadership at Mercy College. Scholarships are available to qualified freshmen and transfer students seeking a bachelor’s degree.

International Freshmen and Transfer Students

Presidential International Scholarship

  • GPA 3.50 – 4.00
  • $4,000 per year

Mercy International Scholarship

  • GPA 3.00 – 3.49
  • $2,000 per year

Mercy International Grant

  • GPA 2.50 - 2.99
  • $1,500 per year

International Transfer Students from College and Universities in U.S.

Presidential Transfer Scholarship

  • GPA 3.70 - 4.00
  • $7,000 per year

Mercy Transfer Scholarship

  • GPA 3.40 - 3.69
  • $5,000 per year

Trustee Transfer Scholarship

  • GPA 3.00 - 3.39
  • $3,500 per year

Provost Transfer Scholarship

  • GPA 2.50 - 2.99
  • $2,000 per year

Mercy College’s Graduate Business Scholarship

Applicants to each of the Graduate Business Programs will be automatically considered for one of two scholarship awards (of US$6,000 or US$3,000) when they apply for admission in the 2022-2023 academic year. Scholarships will be one-time and will be applied to the student’s tuition bill equally over four consecutive quarters beginning with the first quarter in which the student is enrolled in the 2023-2024 academic year. Awards will be granted based on the student’s undergraduate GPA.


  • Applicants must be accepted to one of Mercy's Graduate Business Programs; MBA, MS in Business Analytics (STEM), or MS in Public Accounting
  • The student must register for at least six credits each quarter
  • Required GPA of 3.50 – 4.00 for the US$6,000 award
  • Required GPA of 3.00 – 3.49 for the US$3,000 award

There is a limited amount of scholarship money available for the 2023-2024 academic year and scholarships will only be awarded while scholarship monies are still available.


Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry Campus: 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522, United States Manhattan Campus: 47 W 34th Street, New York, NY 10001, United States

New York is one of the world’s most famous cities. It has a long and fascinating history, lively social venues, diverse neighborhoods, fabulous shopping districts, popular eateries, well-known tourist spots, and lots more.

Visa requirements for Mercy College

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements